Mmm, I think I am not the correct person to answer this, but as you shared this question with me, I am going to answer...
You are asking if we would like to meet our friends.. So I already met some :) Now I am student in Taiwan I met few Taiwanese friends from italki (and another website as well) and it sooo unbelievable for me that I know people from such far country and I saw them in person.
If there is a possibility it would be really stupid not to meet.
If you are on Taiwan we can meet too ;)