I started meeting people on the internet by joining a few forums, on these forums were "like minded" people who you knew had similar interests. [a couple are listed on the left sidebar] I am sure I have written about it before but I went as far as England to meet some of the people I met on the internet. My initial reason for joining some forums was not to meet people but to find information about things/people that interested me... what happened was a complete surprise.
Since I started blogging and getting followers and readers I have meet even more great people. We have followed each other to facebook and twitter to name a few. I have become fast friends with a few of them. I think these friendships grow so fast because, as I have already said, "like mindedness".
Having said all that I have another little adventure ahead of me. In February I am off to meet some new-ish internet friends. I am going to Indiana to meet up with Rush We meet on a forum and have gotten together several times, she has been to Boston twice and this will be my third time to Indiana. There is no price on friendship and we always have a good time. Girls weekend extended version.
The Slippery Noodle [Indianapolis]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame