Yes, the internet is a wonderful thing.
One of the cool concepts was that because we had emailed a number of times before we met was that Marybeth had already seen numerous pics of Rhosyn mor before coming aboard, and so perhaps was more at home than if she had just stepped on one afternoon.
There are some caveats . that we all understand when meeting somone online.... but the advent of instant messaging and web cams have made it so easy for a cruising sailor/ess to meet their soulmate. It is interesting to note that of all the couples I know, the ones that seem happiest/ more together are those that met online