personaly, my online relationship couldn't be better. everyday i fall more in love with her and i know shes not some 50 year old freak @_@.
its not hard to know if someone is really telling the truth with there age and gender, a webcam is a very useful way, also audio chats. ofcourse there are always going to be paranoid people who still won't believe its a real relationship and its all a game, but thats there problem.
as for my relationship, everything just seems so perfect. and soon as i finish school this year i'll be off to visit her (fingers crossed). for all those who think its not real love, i couldn't care less. the important thing is both my g/f and me love each other very much and prove it to each other everyday, anyway we can.