so for the cynics amongst you,,......do you worst.
Just a comment, not a criticism of you, but you did post and ask for input. Noone here has any motivation other than giving their opinions, just as you requested. When you post a thread you need to have thick skin as people will post from all different perspectives.
for the hopeless romantics amongst you (and i hope there's more of you than the first lot), I hope this works out.
If this is something you both want to persue, then go for it! Realize that most relationships don't always move forward flawlessly, there will be steps backward, misunderstandings......in the end it's what the two people decide and what they choose to do. I hope this works out and you both are happy together.