>>8 I agree with you. I have been in a long distance relationship and it was such a hassle, and the long distance was pretty much the cause of our break-up. I said to myself, "I am never getting into an online relationship again!" but I am falling for a girl all over again (I have better judgement nowadays, so it isn't just puppy love or desperation out of loneliness or anything like that). So, while I don't think you should go out of your way to look for girls on the internet instead of real life, don't totally avoid the internet. If you meet a girl online and eventually fall for her, don't shun it just because it's online. If you really don't think you could find a girl you like more anywhere else, I say go for it. Long distance relationships are a hassle, but they can be worth it as long as it could eventually become short distance.
But anyways, we don't even know if >>1 has fallen for a girl online or in real life, so this isn't the place to argue or flame yet.