i met my significant other on irc. by trolling his channels specifically, until he couldn't resist my witty ddos charm anymore and had to fall in love with me. then i got him to meet me irl on our social groups annual camping trip, where we basically immediately started dating from the first second we saw each other. from that second i knew he was someone i could love forever. about a month and a half later he moved from orange county to live with me in sf and we have never regretted a second.
i met my bff on lj!! we were in the same troll groups for forever and at some point added each other. i never read my flist tho for like 4yr so i didn't even know we lived in the same area until like 2005. then i realized we lived like 5miles apart and we basically commenced "operation hang out every day" until she moved to the horrible east bay >:( THERE I SAID IT! THE EAST BAY TOOK MY BFF AWAY o/~ (to the tune of the kkk took my baby away). now we see each other once a month if we are lucky, but really that is far more to do with mutual business than proximity.