Most Helpful Guy
People fall in love online all the time. In my opinion it's perfectly legit. Whether it can work out is a whole different matter. It can't continue indefinitely online. It must eventually be in person, and not just a quick meeting. Eventually one person must move.
I think with the internet, many young people don't realize just how freaking big the world is. They see this person and fall in live with them, but the distances are vast, so vast that they can't be comprehended. There are also legal issues, immigration laws, money issues, etc. The cost of going for a short visit might be prohibitive. You can't just move to another country either. They might not even let you go visit, let alone move there.
Even for someone older who has better financial and other means, getting together is not easy. For someone young, it might be completely unattainable.
I've listed a lot of problems. I don't mean to be so negative about it. I don't mean you should give up on someone you like. I say it so you understand the reality. All of those things can be overcome, and often are. But you need to understand what you are getting into.
There's another big one I haven't mentioned. If you met in person you might not click. The chemistry you have online might not be there.
My own advice is that if you think you care for someone, great, go for it. But I also think you need to watch the amount of time and emotions you put into it. There needs to be some real progress toward an in-person relationship within a reasonable amount of time. It has to move forward, not reach a certain point, but progress no further because of distance.
Most Helpful Girl
This one is difficult question because it has so many possible outcomes. I think it's easier to have an online relationship if you never intend on meeting the person... or moreso, know that it will be very difficult/slim chance of meeting face to face. I never intended to have an online romance, but I started talking to a guy who lived upstate and after a lot of late night messages we exchanged numbers. We spoke on the phone sometimes, but mostly we just made each other laugh throughout our days through text videos and messages. He was a very profound companion in my life that year. I think we can have relationships of all nature, and if this person makes your life happier then i think it's okay to explore that.