So, I have secretly been becoming secretly attracted to someone on this site, but they're not nearby. what's the best way to proceed?
What outcome are you looking for? How deep have your conversations become? What's your intuition tell you from the tone of your conversations. Above all be honest. Ask, what's the worst thing that can happen, okay and what's the best thing that can happen from indicating your attraction. You don't have to be crass. Try subtlety.
Maybe start with a message, be honest about your attraction, no erotic comments, develop a friendship, then possibly email, photos and phone talks. If it grows then a personal meeting. Remember, if no one is ready to relocate and leave everything to start again with someone who's still a quasi stranger, then maybe it's more attractive just to leave it in your fantasies, it always works there.Good luck and leave updates!