I apologize if this isn’t the right place to put this.
I’m going to meet a longtime friend I’ve known only online and through phone conversations in August. We’ve known each other for seven years now. I’ve recently let my closest relatives know, but they’re now worried over the usual issue of “who is this person?” and “You don’t know what she even looks like,” etc. I believe my friend is genuine, but can’t think of a way to alleviate their fears over who she is.
Any suggestions? Am I being rash in going to see her? Would it be better if she came to see me first?