Yes, virtual relationships are not so easy as they appear; also in real life, it takes time, patience, open-mindedness, discretion and respect to know other people - and on-line, you can't talk about too personal matters.
Furthermore, like in real life, having too many friends leaves little time for true relationships, as the quantity will never replace the quality.
But on the other hand, you can find "real pearls" among made-up images (or "fake jewels"), discover valuable links, useful contacts, opportunities, and people like you.
Creating your own website is a good idea, provided that you like this activity, can use your skills, have enough time and can keep control over it - but I am repeating what our friends here are saying.
And don't forget your health: