I met my ex sort of online. He was my friend's friend, and that's how we hit it off. We first started talking on the phone, then online. Our relationship was mostly an online thing because he was 8 years older and in the Army. We made future plans though, and I met him once in Jackson when he came to see me. I could only spend the day with him though, as I was 15 and he was 23 (spare me the bitching, please, I was dumb and in love at 15). I brought my two friends with me though, as I would never go see someone I didn't know alone.
Back when I first started on the internet, MySpace and such didn't exist. I had quite a few online boyfriends, but I never made the effort to meet any of them. I knew what was safe and what wasn't, even then.
I've met Steve and Kelly, but that's because they live near me. I've had good experiences with meeting people online, but I'm still cautious.