And I've added a couple of my own tips for good measure, since I am the younger woman and all. DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS). But I've been watching and compiled a list of DOs and DON' Ts from Jess's experience dating the sophisticated Dermot Mulroney as Fancypants, who's a whopping twelve years older.
Just make sure you’re asking out of interest; no guy wants to feel like he’s being tested! Why is he on his own and what’s the reason for that?
Is he on his own because he is a strong guy and is happy to wait for the right person, or does he enjoy having casual flings?
You really can decipher an incredible amount from what a guy says even on the first few dates.
Look at the language he uses, look at the nature of his life and see if yours fits in with your vision for your life.
If you want to make the relationship work, you have to be understanding of his time.