Me, I think one could and could not. They could to a limit, But not completely.
I do think that you can to a limit.
Suppose two people start talking online, and from there they open up every door of communication possible for them. I’m talking about e-mails, snail mail, cards, talking on the phone, photo exchanges, IMing, talking on the net, hell even video conferencing,…and do all of that every day, every week, every month, for, say…a year or so.
The only thing they never do, is meet, face to face.
I think that, under those circumstances, then yes, you can fall in love with someone to a limit. Maybe not all the way, but certainly feel love and be “in love” with them. I think if you get to know as much about a person as possible and communicate with them as much as you can without actually meeting them, that you can fall in love with someone without ever having met them, in a way.
But that’s just me. What are your thoughts?