Call me a looser but this is the story: i dated these 2 girls for the longest time. one of them, live in italy and i used to talk to her every day until she disapeared from my screen and the other is buried in the somalian proverty, sweet girl until she told me she needs 500 dollars in order for me to prove my love! i dont know i think i might ask the tough crew for some serious answer lol!
Answer on Is internet dating works good toward a relationship?
The problem with the internet is that there is no way to verify someones identity or online persona as genuine. Your Somalian girl undoubtably is a form of criminal, send no money.
Date is a term I would apply to seeing someone in person, I would not call anonymous (or not) communication on the internet in any form a date.
That being said, i know people who have met on the internet and become happy, but the meet online to meet in person time tends to be less than 3-4 weeks. Any more than that and one should suspect fraud or false identity...