This March marked the 7th year when my husband and I met for the first time in person. we have dated for 6 months online before he finally decided to see and meet me. He came on my graduate school graduation and that was the most memorable graduation I've had because he was my escort when I took my diploma.
I am so glad that I took the advise of my student assistant before at the office where I used to work. She was the one who told me about online dating when I was so busy writing my thesis. I laughed at her when she told me about it at first. I joke to her to make me a profile thinking that she wouldn't do it but to my surprise she really did and even uploaded a photo of me. What a luck because the day when my free trial was expiring, my husband found my profile.. and the rest is history lol!
Anyhow, online dating is a good way to meet friends or even special someone. You just have to be careful in dealing with people online because a lot of them don't have good intentions. There are some that are genuine but most of them are opportunist.