...or should I say woman? She's older than me.
It began like this. I am beginning my career as a freelancer in the film industry but since work doesn't come steady, I work part-time at a regular job. I would say in January she came in as a customer and we got to talking. It turns out she is in the exact same career field with me. We talked a lot that day (so much customer's starting getting ignored and angry) and she eventually left with us exchanging contact info. I didn't get to see her because she was visiting from San Francisco (I live in L.A.) but we ended up exchanging email quite often.
I think she's happy to be talking to you at all. Maybe she's not waiting for that spark of romance, as she is a career woman after all and probably has a ton of other things to think about, but would welcome the attention if you ever decided to make the first move. Sounds like she'd give you a chance, especially if you're able to easily carry on sudden conversations and get along with her in person.
Why not ask for her Facebook? It isn't so personal they she'd think it was weird.
@ #2, Thanks. Perhaps I'll try moving things along slowly from here on out.
@ #3 ...well like I said, we email each other a lot and text sometimes. And since I haven't told her my age, I don't really want to have her on Facebook.... it would expose a lot and I come out as immature. -_-
There is potential here. Like you said, it's not so common to exchange long mails. I think you should definitely give it a try.
As for the age gap issue, it depends on whether it's an issue for YOU or for her. If it's an issue for you, then you need to clear it out and reach a decision.