I find that I can't really get to know someone through IM. I've met people after spending weeks talking to them online, and then at the first meeting I realize we're completely incompatible. For me, there's a certain energy that just doesn't translate to text. If that energy's not there, then there's nothing. I don't form that connection very easily, so I'm not at a high risk of polysursaturation...
“As I am sure any cat owner will be able to tell you,
someone else putting you in a box is entirely different
from getting into a box yourself.” —bisexualbaker