So, last week, I was feeling a bit lonely and my friends were all back home (I was in my campus). After doing some thesis corrections, I went to a chatroom to chat with anybody, to kill the time before dinner. I did not even have the intention of meeting a guy. I was just up for an innocent chat, that's all. But, something I least expected happened. There was this guy from Oregon and he and I chatted for hours. He was funny and very talkative (or typetive?). For a moment there, I really felt like I was connected to a guy, much much more than anyone out there, even in real life. We ended up adding each other and chatted everyday since then. We started using more romantic expressions like "baby" and "sweetheart". We confided in each others about so many things - superficial and deep. Once we chatted, we couldn't stop. But, yesterday, I was struck with the thinking that online connection is never real and can never be real. It seems to be too good to be true! He's real charming, communicative, he likes me as I can see and he even said that I'm attractive, something I'd hear every once in a blue moon. So, I became suspicious, did he want anything? Did he have some agendas up his sleeves? So, now I'm looking for a second opinion (first being my sabotaging head), do you guys think connections though Internet can be real? What are the odds that we might be working out? We're far from each other, but we can make it work and travel, but still, it seems to be so much work. But I like him. Have any of you had similar experience? Do you guys meet guys over the Internet or do you not do that at all? Do you have any tips? I really like him, no matter how pathetic and sad this story sounds. Thank you very much.