As a longtime member, I admit there have been a few instances when the “4th wall,” to steal (and pervert) a theatrical term, was seemingly broken. One of those happened just recently, when communication progressed outside of the site and plans to somehow meet were discussed. As much as I wished and dreamed for what could be, I knew in my heart that it was extremely likely to result in failure and disappointment and that I, for one, felt foolish for even allowing myself to think on it. It was very difficult for me to be the voice of reason and bring things back to reality, but the fallout was that she left the site and I lost a dear friend. I don’t doubt my decision was the right one, but it pains me to have lost her as a friend.
I understand completely that this is not a dating site and that maintaining professionalism is paramount, still… I have known happy couples who met under much more unusual and seemingly impossible circumstances. So, to answer OP’s original question… I, for one, do think it is sad to categorically preclude all possibilities purely based on the nature of the origin of the meeting. That said, I do agree wholeheartedly that the likelihood is next to impossible and it’s best to be extremely careful to allow even the hint of such unless you are very, very certain.
At this point, a feel a disclaimer is warranted. I am not the “typical” member in that I enjoy making friends, and I am shy to request and pursue anything sexual until I at least get some positive feedback that it’s at least somewhat done without obligation or resentment. I am always generous with my support no matter what, because I completely understand and respect that they are at work and I am just a customer; but for those that treat me more than just the foolish, overly romantic, chatty whale that I am (Ha!), I always go the extra mile with my tips to make sure they know I appreciate it.
To the trolls I am sure will trash me after this, all I can say is, hey, let me live in my fantasy world. Ha!
All my best… Fox