My state was SMALL.. so really, the people online, you saw over and over again. Does anyone remember Hot or Not? About 7 or 8 years ago it was really popular, people were all over that shit like flies on honey. At the insistence of a friend I put my picture up... it wasn't the best picture but hey, it a very clear one taken with a digital camera and quality like that was hard to come by. Hot or Not had a little "meet me" section or some shit like that for locals and my husband actually saw my picture before we ever got to know each other and clicked "no" because, these are his words: "You looked like a bitch". He's really a sweet guy. His friend however, Navy guys all flock together, clicked "yes".
I got to know his friend through instant messenger and really didn't care for him. He was a pompous asshole and while I love jerks, there wasn't any sort of spark. I met his friend (my now husband) through him and there was immediate attraction. It was electric... and well, April 30th is our 5 year anniversary. I'm glad I took the chance with the shitty guy because it lead to something fantastic.
Trust me- our story changes every year as we've had to water it down for family and leave out a lot of the details (because 7 or 8 years ago meeting someone online was still considered taboo). Ask me the story again in 10 years and I'm sure it won't resemble anything of what I typed up here.
The overall summary is let the internet do it's job- connect people from all walks of life. If you meet this guy and he isn't Prince Charming, one of his friends might be. I've met a lot of people from online including one of my last bands and fellow musicians which led to a brief stint as a DJ on an unsigned website. I'm just saying, don't go in with the intention that it isn't going to led anywhere or if there will be nothing but insecurities- make sure to send as many photos as you can that way they don't get an unexpected surprise and ask them to do the same. With some people, it doesn't matter what you look like, however, it's always nice to see who you're chatting with.... and when taking pictures remember, NO MYSPACE ANGLES!