Comparing than vs. then in real time

Is there anything more embarrassing for a writer than mixing up two similar-sounding words? Well, a lot of writers must be embarrassed these days, because than and then keep showing up wrong in manuscripts I edit.

Than is used when you want to compare two things, such as Jane kisses better than you.

Then relates to time, specifically to show when something occurred, as in We gazed into one another’s eyes then kissed.

Now then, do we understand the difference, lol? Hopefully so!