Yes online dating is very much for shy people. But you cannot tell me that you have not had friends online that have left that you miss, there's even a thread about it. If you can make online friends that have an effect on you like that than you can also have an online Girl/Boyfriend. I have never dated online myself but I believe that if a situation comes up everyone should always be open to possibilities. Everything has to do with the internet now days. I used to have to search long and hard when I was little and collected Marvel cards in order to find good ones. Now you can buy them on ebay. Technology makes a lot of things easier. It may just make dating as well.