1. Don’t Worry About What Other People Think
First and foremost, you cannot and should not care or worry about what other people think. There will certainly be people who disagree with or dislike your relationship. You may have friends, family, co-workers and neighbors who think that you two should not be dating.
The two of you need to be secure and happy in your relationship. If you allow other people’s opinions to affect your relationship very negatively.
2. Don’t Be Insecure/Jealous
If you are insecure about being the “old guy” dating the hot, young thing it will start to show. You will probably become jealous and start to think that she is always looking for a younger guy.
If she has younger male friends (and she probably does) then you have to be comfortable enough with yourself not to act like a jerk when she is around them. You need to like yourself enough to know that you are a catch and that she is lucky to be with you no matter how old you are.
3. Don’t Be Condescending
It may be easy to fall into the trap of talking down to her, telling her what to do or to have a generally condescending and “fatherly” attitude toward her. If you don’t respect her enough to treat her like an equal then you two shouldn’t be together. Be careful not to act like you are smarter, wiser or more mature than her.
4. Be Honest About Your Past
You may have done things, been places and had experiences that she has not. For instance, there is a good chance you have been in more relationships than she has. You may have even been married, engaged or had kids. You may have debt or a history of health problems.
There are any number of things that you may have experienced that she, being younger, has not. Be honest and upfront about everything. Lying, omitting or covering things up will only come back to bite you later.
5. Be Yourself
Just as you should be honest, secure and comfortable in regard to your relationship you should be totally open about who you are. Don’t pretend to enjoy activities, music, movies or hobbies just because she does. You may be worried that you will seem old if you don’t like the same music as she does.
In reality, she may like that you have different tastes and may enjoy learning about your interests. You may be able to expose her to things that she would never experience with a guy her own age. You should be proud of who you are and what you have to offer.
6. Meet Her Parents
This one is a very important one! If she is younger than you than her parents probably have concerns about who the older man she is dating is exactly. It’s hard to blame them for wanting to meet you.
You, being a nice guy, have nothing to hide. So when she mentions her parents you should show interest and initiative in wanting to meet them. It will be a great way to ease their concerns and to show her that you are really interested.