Usually people will keep in contact through e-mail, regular mail, and sometimes phone calls.
And if you do somehow find a way to meet, hey more power to you!
Considering that this relationship maybe over a long distance the chances of you meeting the other person are almost next to none.
But don't let this stop you from keeping in contact of each other.
Just keep in mind however that things can happen in a chat just as they do outside. Just as the name implies, cheating can happen on a computer just as in real life.