This sounds lame. They can become a wonderful friendship group and support network, and perhaps a romance could be lingering within that cohort as well Photo sources: chopra. Before our modern dating norms, there was the strict system of courtship in which few even got to choose who they married—dating occurred after marriage.
That is certainly not what is being prescribed here. The reality is, you are meeting a stranger, and as much as you hope this stranger has been as truthful as you have been, there is always that chance they have not. Remember when Moses tried to pull that stunt when God told him he had to go face Pharaoh? Think again. If we caution our teenagers, children, and young women to stay away from strangers they meet on line, does it then make sense to turn around and encourage them to do just that—meet strangers online?