I think love between people from different countries is a wonderful thing, but as a practical matter it only makes sense to pursue such love if there is a true hope of being together one day. Those involved in a long distance relationship must also beware not to prematurely define themselves as "in love". Two people can't really completely know one another without some consistent form of physical or "real" interaction. They may say all the right things on Skype, write all the right things in e-mail, and look beautiful on a web cam, but these things don't paint the complete picture of a person. In fact, these virtual instruments often serve to hide the truth about people.