But I make it to the park after almost turning back, to find James* (my boyfriend) clutching a Pokémon rucksack and an armful of coat, from which a pair of huge eyes and a half-smile appear.I wave awkwardly at this tiny yet enormously significant human being – all gangly limbs and pretending to be a dinosaur. I have no idea how I got here, but in this moment I realise that life as I know it is about to change.Russell confesses he hasn't dated since 1989 and Jess replies, "That was the year I learned to use the toaster by myself." Not so hot.DO be lovey dovey, but DON' T nickname him something based on his age (Fancypants is cool, though).On the one hand, when we were in our early 20s, this was a little skivvy.I could never understand what a recent college grad would have in common with someone I considered to be a parental figure.Most of my friends were settling down, but I had no desire to have children – I’d never felt the maternal pull.
It was spontaneous and chaotic, and that’s how I liked it.
Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? Or, in Jess's (Zooey Deschanel's character, for those of you who aren't fans yet) case, don't ask about his health: "How's your prostate? Our bodies are decaying."DO relish in the fact that guys get better looking with age, but you'll always be the hot, younger girlfriend.
Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. DON' T complain about turning "halfway to 50" when he's "one year til 30".
The conversations are almost combustible with their content of interesting opinions on politics, literature and music.
They are, more often than not, financially stable, responsible and more imaginative.