Well I met this guy online who is 44, masculine, good looking, he's a competitive runner/swimmer and has a good job. He messaged me first through an iPhone app and we have been emailing back and forth for a week but he now wants to meet up for lunch. I'm feeling very hesitant and nervous about the whole thing. I'm 22 we share some common interests, I'm also into running/swimming not competitively though. I've never been involved with a guy. I don't consider myself to be crazy hot or unattractive either... we did exchange pictures and he's kept messaging me so I must have something going on. The age difference doesn't matter to me at all but I do feel that the age gap plus my inexperience with relationships might make it difficult to connect on some level. Then there's the whole stigma about meeting people online, I kinda have a few reservations about how safe it can be. In the first email he gave me his cell number so we could text but I still insist on emailing him because I feel it's safer but I'm beginning to feel rude and annoying doing that. So what should I do? Should I be upfront and ask for a little patience or will that turn him off? Am I just being paranoid and worrying too much? Help!