Bill Belichick (72) is apparently dating a woman named Jordan Hudson (24).

Love comes in all kinds of forms, and can blossom in so many ways. You can never tell what sort of things can bring people together, and as long as everyone is a consenting adult, it’s fine. Age gaps mean less and less the older you get. Love is magical and wonderful and I hope each and every one of you gets a chance to experience it.

On the other hand, yikes-a-rooni! She’s 24 Bill!

I’m 36. I’ve on many occasions joked with my wife (also 36, but a few months less, which she loves to remind me of) that we would not be able to date our 22-year-old selves as we stand now. Whenever we read about age gaps that’s pretty much the first thing we joke about. I couldn’t even imagine dating a 22 year old when I was like, 29. It sounded exhausting. Your 20’s is your first decade as an adult, and you go through a lot of change and maturity. Maybe not as much change as your teen years, but it’s not like you hit 21 and you are the person you will be for the rest of your life. Early 20-somethings still kinda look like children to me. I cannot fathom dating a 24 year old at the age of 72. What do you even talk about at the dinner table? How do you go on dates with someone who is almost literally half the age of your own daughter (Bill’s oldest child was born in 1984). Shared interests can certainly exist between people of such an age gap (maybe she’s also really into football history, you never know) but I can barely relate to my own grandparents sometimes, people I’ve known and been close to my whole life. There are limits.

I saw a tweet that said ( I can’t find it now) something along the lines of “imagine your kid brings home her new boyfriend for thanksgiving and it’s fucking Bill Belichick”. How would you react to that as a parent? How does Bill’s family feel seeing him go out with someone that could feasibly be a grandchild to him? I’m not 72 and a famous rich football legend so I can’t say for sure, but it’s hard to not get icked out.

Let me know in the comments if your significant other is your grandpa and that I’m just close-minded.