Actually it is more of a "Situation." Let me explain. I am good friends with a former co-worker of mine. We don't spend super amounts of time with each other but on occaision she is the primary person I "hang out" with. We enjoy each others compnay and see things pretty much the same. When we do "stuff" together, we usually have a good time. What's the problem?. Well, as you can tell from my description, we aren't exactly "going steady." We both see our relationship as that of being good friends with one another. I'd like that to change someday, perhaps even someday soon. The problem is...... She is 8 years older than me :b I'm not 18 (I wish I could be that young again... ). Rather I am the ripe old age of 30. My hope for the near future is to get serious about marriage and starting a family (gulp). This is the main (really the only) reason why I am a little apprehensive about letting her know about some of my true feelings (that and the fact that I'm chicken :b) Have any of you made "age gaps" work? (especially considering the desire for a family?). Listen, I realize that age is nothin' but a number. Shoot, if you can find someone in this mortal life that you are totally compatible with you should count that blessing, right?. Anyway, I appreciate people sharing their experiences. Thanks in advance for your time. Michael.