I never met anyone from the personality forum I belonged to for so long, but there is one from that forum planning to come this way in the next couple months; if it happens--we have already talked on the phone, exchanged addresses, gifts, it'll be cool. Here? I'm new, so there are only a few I'd say "Sure" to, so far; don't know if it'll ever happen as they all live in other countries than the one I'm in, and different from each other, too.
As for "scary": If I was afraid I wouldn't meet 'em.
Awkward? Sure. Hell, I made a friend recently, over the course of months, and just the past month I'd say it's gotten really laid back, and we met every week, so a bit of discomfort comes with the territory--for many of us, anyway; then it's over... and I spend the next five years combing over it for significance.