Over the past couple of days I’ve started chatting to someone on facebook who is one of those people that you’ve never met but is friends with dozens of your friends. I’ve seen him out and about on the scene and, to my shame, made the assumption he’s just a pretty young thing, always out partying on the scene, thinks he’s fabulous, is totally arrogant and therefore wouldn’t look twice at someone like me.

Now, in a move of blind optimism and just audacity I added him as a friend and said hi, we know heaps of the same people, yadda yadda yadda… Next thing I know he’s responded saying hi, I’ve seen you around, I hear your performance went well, another hot lifesaver, yadda yadda yadda…

Once the shock wore off we’ve chatted a lot and have similar views on relationships and a few other bits and pieces. In short, he’s a really sweet guy. This is where this post gets hypothetical. He’s hot, he’s funny, he’s interesting, he’s a romantic, some shared interests but he’s only 23. I’ve always imagined myself settling down with someone a bit older, up to about 8 or 9 years. Could I, should I or would I date someone 12 years younger? I don’t know. We haven’t even met, but it’s raised the theory in my head.

I know there are many successful relationships with large age differences out there, but I never thought I’d be one of them. Surely he’s in a very different phase of life? I’m over the partying, I want to get the house and financial security stuff organised… but I’m intrigued.

Update: Guys, I think a lot of you missed the line about being hypothetical… Like you all said I haven’t even met him. I’m not planning a wedding, it was all just about whether I could date someone that much younger.