Thanks for the comments guys and gals some great stuff to think about. +AIRR Media
I agree that in person networking events can be good but I also think it's important to consider the true cost which is not really the money but the time they suck up. +Dan Crask
It's interesting that you bring up dating becuase I think that is another area where the time you need to spend offline is drastically reduced by the online tools available to zero in on potential matches. Obviously there has to be an offline element there too though :) Sounds like we are on the same side of the info gathering opinion.+Nishadha Silva
Thanks Nishadha but I will take the other side of that. I think it's much easier to quickly find out who someone is wether they are credible online than offline. +Rebecca Quinn
Thanks Rebecca. The one area that I think online will never replace is that personal connection that you feel when you meet someone in person. That is why I still think offline networking is valuable, I just don't think it is as valuable as it was before the internet. +Jeffrey Foxworthy
Thanks Jeff I agree that there is a lot more misinformation out there with the internet but I also think it's a lot easier to find the good information than it was before the internet.
Thanks again to everyone who commented would love to continue the conversation and here other's opinions as well.