However, when you read about people's life experiences, and watch things happen to them (ie ITIS and FreedomLover) it builds an emotional bridge between you.
Awwwwwwwwwww! right back at you richie!
A sense of humor
The ability to communicate with ease.
Humor and a nice sexy avatar to go with it.
I'd go with that, which is why I get VERY confused by Sam the Man's posts.