i'm still really knew to this whole site but im not too bad at giving advice. From my experience, girls are the going to be the best friends you could ever make. I went to a jazz camp this last summer knowing only two people. i came home with 9 girls' phone numbers and 1 guy's number. Girls just are easier to talk to about everyday life and they give the best advice.
I also was in a relationship with a girl that lived in a different town and we mostly talked via msn IM. i liked her a lot and vice versa but things feel apart because we never got to see each other. Do you ever see her in person?