When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.Just type it in like this: /me your action here, and it will print out your name and the action you just did.Try not to yell, this is where you either type in all capitals or use text editing to increase the font size and bold type of your message.
It just might be what we call in cyberspace, cyber-love.
Usually people will keep in contact through e-mail, regular mail, and sometimes phone calls.
And if you do somehow find a way to meet, hey more power to you!
Considering that this relationship maybe over a long distance the chances of you meeting the other person are almost next to none.
But don't let this stop you from keeping in contact of each other.
Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.