Or a 24-year-old girl from New Jersey who happens to blog about her relationship. DON' T use childhood/pop culture references that he will never get.During one scene, Nick (who else has a major crush on him??

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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).

Does any man really like to be called your Sexy Silver Fox?

Although, I call J "Kid" in this super-cute, ironic way. Whether that's a mature twenty-something, an immature thirty-something, or a quirky lady living with three dudes like Jess.

DO treat the relationship the same as you would with a guy your own age.

There's already enough pressure when it comes to dating, why add more stress and think about the age thing if you really like this dude?

Day One a.m.: Ex–Pseudo Boyfriend responds to a mass e-mail I’ve just sent out to tell me I left some clothes at his place. a.m.: Start to think about times spent with him, which makes me horny. And that I’m not gonna find a guy who is as good in bed as Ex-Pseudo.

Are you dating an older fellow or thinking about dipping your toes into that more mature water? DON' T point out how "cute" his first grey chest hair is (OOPS). With age (often) comes maturity and chivalry—take advantage!

Well, my dears, you've come to the right place. 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? Cece even tells Jess as she's first considering dating Russell (the one and only Fancypants) that "he intimidates you because you wouldn't have to take care of him, he'd take care of you."DON' T make your man feel older than he actually is (or date yourself).