Love can hit you very hard and fast, or it can grow on you. In either case you can’t do anything about it, because it is not an emotion , as most people think, but it does give rise to strong emotions. You can neither start it nor stop it by your own will.
As Shakespeare said, it is better to have loved and lost then never loved at all. I say go for it, forget about your reservations, trying to figure the angles, and all that. Just embrace it and pull it to you and experience, seemingly for the first time, what life is really all about!!