I would meet in person, providing (as you said) it was in a public place like a coffee shop or something of the sort. I would probably wait one to two months before meeting them, just to ensure that I was truly interested. I like getting to know the person as much as possible before meeting them. This also makes it easier to hold conversation in the long run. Good luck!
I would for sure consider it.. but only if she was a women for real and not just some gay guy that has an account using a woman's name.. many gays do that on the net as they figure no one will ever know.. but to do is is so very low, shallow, and just plain being a jerk.. but then again a lot of gay guys have no morals what so ever
i met someone like that as a friend online and after 8 months we met for real and he his now my boyfriend for 6 months, who lives 10 hours away, you never know what might happen ;) I dont regret it, just make sure its safe, first time i met him was with my mom lol