Yes. We talked for over a year before I travelled to meet him in person. Got engaged 9 months later, married about a year later and we've been married for 13 years now. It worked out for us. I was in the States and he was in Australia so not easy by any means! Lots of tears and just missing each other and a lot of money on phone cards. Would be a bit easier today but back then, a lot of money spent haha! But I'm glad we made it work. :)
Yes, he lived in the U.S, me in AUS. We chatted online and spoke on the phone almost every day for 2 years. Once we were sure this was something he travelled here to meet me and spend some time together. All went well on that trip and i travelled over to visit him 2 times. Unfortunately i wanted more than that and neither of us was in a position to move countries at that point. It was also when the GFC hit and that caused a lot of stress on the relationship. I am married with two children now, and i’ve seen he now has a child also. Biggest regret of my life not pushing harder to be together, i was sure he was my soul mate. So, while online relationships can work, they need a lot of time/ effort/ sacrifice by both parties.