I've been very fortunate to personally meet several quilters from online sources. A couple have been from other countries when they have been traveling here in the US. Others I've met up with at mutually convenient LQS's. Maybe the other person just needs some more time to be comfortable with meeting up with an online acquaintance? I would probably be hesitant to meet up personally with a 'general' online acquaintance but never a fellow quilter as long as it was in a very public location. On the odd occasion when I've done craigslist or freecycle exchanges I will only do pickups in very public locations and will always offer public locations when selling/giving as well. We all just need to be as safe as possible. Then again, as someone else suggested, that person may have other issues that is preventing them from doing a personal meet up. Just keep up the chatting and maybe it will come to pass.