Its possible these days for people to fall in love sight unseen-though not unknown. Daily, tens of thousands of people spend hours at computers hooked up to the Internet in pursuit of love. Many applaud the ease of intimacy in this high-tech version of courtship, and some turn their on-line connections into off-live, real-life relationships.
 Brandi Chionsini, 23, of
 After a virtual connection is made, notes, love poetry, photos, even virtual flowers can be sent via e-mail. Then, for many who develop feelings for someone on-line, a major dilemma arises: whether to have a face-to-face encounter. Will the passion carry over into real life? Will the person theyve gotten to know actually be the person as advertised?
 The accepted wisdom is that its best for potential partners first to get to know one another through e-mail. Then, when theyre comfortable, they can converse on the telephone and exchange photographs. If they decide to meet, they should take the same precautions they would in meeting any stranger-getting together in a public place with other people around.
 Maybe the computer was just incidental in our meeting, says Alan Luxenberg. Maybe we would have hit it off just as well had we met some other way. But a person from
(from Kaleidoscope 4-Reading and Writing by Sokmen/Mackey)