Can you really decide to sleep with someone before you've ever met in person? Standing there naked, literally stripping for them (if you want to go that route and have a little bit of Skype fun), showing them your entire body, who you are, what you look like, sending them pictures every single day in order to flirt. You never know until you're someone's friend what you're going to feel and what you desire, and what you want.
I get this e-mail all the time, yet I seem to always be writing posts about it that no one seems to be reading. Because then the long distance relationship will turn into a fun relationship because when they finally see you, they're super, super excited because they've seen all of you. There is no way in the world you can make that decision until he gets there, until you're in the same room together and you feel the sexual energy—or you don't. You can't make a decision before somebody comes if you're going to sleep with them.
If it wasn’t for online dating, most of my generation would be single.
Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish are all standard apps you'd expect to see on a single person’s smartphone. Now, having your own ‘oh, we met on the internet’ story is just as romantic as meeting IRL (in real life).
Also, if he's prepared to post a half naked picture in the public domain - just imagine what you might be sent in private.