When we meet face to face with someone that we are physically attracted to, its human nature to want to speed up the process so that we can get to the really good stuff!
Im thinking that if we took more time in the passing notes back and forth portion before actually meeting face to face, then wed be more inclined to fall for the person inside rather than for the physical beauty that can be so blinding to the truth about people.
When you do finally meet, you wont suffer those uncomfortable silences either, youll have shared laughs and have plenty to talk about. So many people put in their profiles that they only want to meet people that are close to home, 50 miles, 100 miles, etc. Who knows maybe your soulmate is just across the ocean.
Is it really any different than meeting in any other manner? You still have people presenting themselves as something other than what they really are. And you still have honest real folks looking for true love.
You still have single parents worried that people wont accept their kids as part of a package deal.
Its a classic story thats existed as long as theres been a postal system for delivering the letters between would be lovers.
Today we have an Internet version of the same thing. It seemed a bit weird at first like most things that are new and different, but eventually we became used to the idea.