I met a girl several months ago through an internet networking site. It's not a dating website, it's just used for networking. I live in New York, and she lives in Utah. We started off just sending each other mail back and forth on the website. Then we brought it onto instant messenger, and then eventually the phone. We talk every night for anywhere from 1-3 hours, with very few exceptions. The first few months it was just us talking, and it was nice to be able to talk with someone and be completely open without worrying about the repurcussions it may have within your immediate social circle. And when we were both so open with each other, I guess we really liked what we saw. And of course, we have exchanged many pictures, and just to get the thought out of anyone's heads, yes I know the pictures aren't faked, or not really her. I have one where she's holding up a sign with my name on it. About a month ago, we were on the phone, and she accidentally dropped the "L" word. But the strange thing is that I had almost dropped it a couple times already, I am just better at cutting myself off. We both accepted the fact that we had fallen in love with the person on the other end of the phone, which may sound crazy and outlandish to some people, I know it does to me. We're planning to meet in mid-August, and I have never been so excited and scared for something in my life. I apologize for the long introduction, but I felt it was necessary to include the back story. What I want to know is things to look for in this kind of thing, is it a bad idea? good idea? Has anyone had experience with this sort of thing before? Am I crazy? I guess I just want feedback on the whole idea, but I don't want to talk to my friends from around here about it because they'll think I'm crazy. Any feedback is accepted, so please don't censor yourselves. Thanks guys. p.s. I am 19, she is 18, I am starting my junior year in college, and she is starting her freshman year soon. I know some people may just automatically answer that I'm too young to know what love is, and normally I would agree. But she is an amazing girl, and if you knew her, you wouldn't have any doubts.