Do: Discuss your marital views and goals with him. You both should be clear in terms of what you both want.
Don’t: It’s not wise to pressurise him into proposing to you. It will only create resentment.
Do: Enjoy your youthful days and encourage him to have fun along with you.
Don’t: Don’t constantly poke or make him feel bad about his age when trying exciting activities.
Do: There is a lot you can learn from him. After all, he has more experience than you.
Don’t: Don’t end up losing your individuality by following in his footsteps.
Do: Have a clear idea of what you want from the relationship and from him.
Don’t: Assuming what he feels about you is not the right way to go.
Do: Understand that he will have a lot of scars, trauma and emotional baggage from his previous relationships or even marriage.
Don’t: Don’t be overwhelmed with all those feelings because if he really loves you, he is going to try and get over that emotional baggage to be with you.
Do: Throw all your affection his way and make him feel extra special.
Don’t: Never make him feel jealous by mingling with younger men or guys of your age.
Do: You can’t expect him to be more knowledgeable in the bedroom area. You should initiate sexual adventures and even try new things.
Don’t: Don’t pressurise him into doing something that he’s not comfortable doing, just because he’s ‘supposed’ to be more sexually experienced.
Do: Other people will look at you both and question you for wanting to be with an older man. It’s just how society is. But you have to accept that such judgements will come your way.
Don’t: Others’ opinions of who you should date shouldn’t matter to you. He’s your partner and that alone should be enough.
With such Dos and Don’ts in hand, it should get relatively easier to battle frequent judgements and harsh criticisms from people. In the end, you and your partner being together is the only thing that matters!