One can even argue that not having face-to-face contact can have certain advantages.
If you are friends with someone on the Internet and chat with them on messenger programs, for example, you would know what I am talking about.
Although, personally, I haven't fallen in love online with anyone, I have felt connected in some ways to people whom I have never met face-to-face.
People generally get attracted to each other based on common ideas, common outlook towards life, common value systems, and similar views on important issues.
If you happen to know someone over the Internet, you can sometimes feel connected if your views match theirs.
I felt useful because I knew the city better than they did, and I would research the history to give them a walking tour.
Talking about my home was easy, , and helped us get into other topics.Also, you might like their sense of humor — this does come through no matter what the medium, whether it's speech, chat, or text.So, face-to-face contact isn't as essential in knowing the other person.My philosophy in language learning is, always has been, and always will be to Speak From Day One. And because I have been talking so much about how effective I've found using Skype and language exchange websites, or in-person meetings early on in a language project to chat with native speakers right away, I've been asked a lot of questions about what to do if you're too shy to speak from day one. But before I do, I want to make something very clear: I used to be extremely shy.It may be hard to believe because I seem so outgoing now–and I am!Our Random Chat feature is the most popular chat feature on our site.