When Master and I had first met online, we agreed to meet within two months before deciding to go any further. We did meet and found we had something much deeper than we would have had if we had just stayed online. I will visit him next in December (about seven months between his first visit to me and my visit to him).
Currently, we only e-mail and call - no Skyping, no Facebook, nothing else. We e-mail everyday and talk about what's going on in our lives. We talk on the phone on Saturdays to hear each other's voice and discuss things that e-mail just can't convey properly. About once a month I send him sexy photos from personal shoots I've done. We flirt often during e-mails and calls. Every now and again we write each other a fantasy. We miss each other a lot. Make plans for visits. We're in no hurry to define exactly what our relationship is, and especially not with five thousand miles between us ... too much room for error.
I also think the dove-tailing of our personalities helps ... he's very calm, collected, quiet, strict to his routine, thinker, and sensible. I'm creative, dreamy, quiet, open to new experiences, and emotional. We have what the other needs, and I think that's what helps keep our interests between visits.