I kind of hate it though.
I just re-watched this great film, Before Sunrise (Which you can view in its entirety here conveniently enough), which kind of completely blew the top off of me wanting to ever meet anyone through the Internet in such a contrived. Impersonal way. Watching this film was like re-living the intensity, awkwardness and spontaneity of getting to know someone in a real, tangible and gradual way. I want to feel that again. I needed that reminder. So, I highly recommend it.