More and more people are meeting their friends, partners, and spouses on the Internet, and here's the thing: it's awkward for everyone!
Be curious, but not pushy; relax, and try to be yourself.
Breaking the Ice Keeping the Conversation Going Ending the Conversation and Making Plans Community Q&A So you're trying to get to know someone.
Email, dating sites and instant-messaging services may make it more convenient to communicate with our friends and family, but it can be hard to get to know a new person when you aren't speaking face-to-face.
I'm not entirely sure on how to open up a conversation though.