Yeah, met a whole bunch of people across Australia, I only see them when I'm in their city or them in mine, we're actually a really cool, close knit bunch of friends. The ones that live over east all hang out quite alot, some are in committed relationships with one another.
Plenty of times. Actually, most of my sex/dating life has stemmed from it. I like knowing a little about someone before attempting to pick them up, not just thinking they're attractive. Helps to weed out the crazies and gold diggers.
There's quite a few people that I first came to know via online communities that I then met, became actual friends with and continued to be friends with after our interest in that particular community waned.
I've also gone on vacation with friends I knew online before I actually met them. It was a fan-related trip and we were fans and were friends online but lived far from each other. It killed two birds with one stone to finally meet and get to enjoy the thing that brought us together.