OK, this is something that a lot of us youngens are apparently into these days.
I've tried it, the few women that I have met have ended up turning into great friends which, to *me* (this will not reflect the views of others) is worth it.
I've heard some funny stories.
A buddy of mine went to meet this chick in person that he hooked up with on Lavalife. Pictures? Oh yes he had pictures (a must these days), when she was about 50lbs thinner and 5 years younger.....
So he wasnt exactly expecting this and when he gets to the restaurant to meet her, he sees her sitting at the table (he recognized her based on what she told him that she'd be wearing)..... he walks into the washroom and then walks out of the restaurant.
Needless to say he never "embraced" online dating.