I'm not voting simply because this question isn't the type I can answer with a yes or no. Some long distance relationships work some don't it depends on your personality and that of the other in the relationship. If you feel there is something there you should give it a shot, there are just no guarantees that it'll work out but I guess that goes the same for all relationships.
Love is a wonderful thing however it comes, just protect yourself and make sure all is as it appears. The anonymity of the Internet prompts at least a little suspicion, especially when opening yourself up in this way.
out of all the friends i know that had a long distance relationship, none of them worked. within a year, one usually gives into the temptation of cheating, guy or girl. and the excuse is usually because they were lonely. they usually cheat with a co-worker or fellow student, who they become good friends with. get them drunk, and suddenly they want to have sex. they don't realize what they did was wrong until the next day. sometimes they'll tell their long-distance lover what happened and sometimes they'll hide it from them till they find out through rumors or see it in person when they go to visit them for a weekend. the only way a long distance relationship can work is to be realistic with one another, and admit there will be sex with other people. if you two can get past that, then ya might be able to keep it. but also, it'd be important to see each other every few weeks. because without seeing one another occasionally face-to-face, things will probably fall apart.
LDIRs only work if you were already a couple before you were moved apart. Starting out at a long distance doesn't work out but once in awhile, or so it's been the experience of myself and everyone else I know. Too much room for cheating, not enough "together" time, too much emotional strain.
everyone's already said it... but its hard to maintian, and still is very possible. blah blah blah.... thsough physical aspect is needed after a while, otherwise its just gonna end or, maybe some unfaithful going-ons the other would have no idea about. that's one of the probs i see with long distance relationships. yeah the couple can "say" they're together, but what's really going on that the other doesnt know? being negative i know... but that shit happens.