Originally Posted by candybrowneyes
No just virtually DC, we cam and Skype together, met on a dating site.
Ok, I am going to share a precautionary tale with you. In my late 20s, I met an Italian guy via ICQ. We chatted for hours every single day for about a year. We got along beautifully and I thought he was just awesome.
I flew to visit him in Milan and that was not a happy week. His real life personality wasn't the same as his online personality - on the computer he was really warm and funny. In real life, he wasn't. I was miserable, miserable enough to spend the last 48 hours of my trip hanging out at the airport where I had a better time meeting people than I did in the whole week with this guy.
The internet changes you and others' perception of you. It's not like people can see how you act like in real life, in real situations. They just see you in front of the computer.
Don't start thinking about this guy in the "forever" sense till you meet him and see how he really is and how he behaves in different situations otherwise you could be setting yourself up for heartbreak in case you two don't jive as well in real life as you did on the computer.