It just might be what we call in cyberspace, cyber-love.
A lot of people out there have met their significant others through the computers and why shouldn't you?
Or if you want to do the asterix technique instead in an IRC chat you can do that also.
It seems like every day there's a new form of online dating.
No matter what type of relationship you're looking for — from the forever kind to the friends-with-benefits kind — there's an app for that!
Also you can use the abbreviations previously mentioned also.
When in IRC chats there's the "/me" command to do your actions.