Hi daydreamer 549, Welcome to the forum, I think it is totally possible to recognize someone online. It happened to me the other way around. Someone recognized me first, although we both felt a connection from the beginning. Sometimes I joked like: don't tell me you think we shared lives together because I don't feel anything but blank about that. He kept contact with a year in between most of the time until one day when out of the blue there was an outburst or call it a clash of energy, I don't know and from then I started to get spontaneous memories of our past. Now it was my turn to freak him out. Lol. So my advice to you is not to break that contact you once established. Keep it simple and not emotionally complicated. When they are not ready to remember (and I assume you both must have known each other in former lives) all that emotional stuff will be too overwhelming to them. If it's meant to happen, they will remember in their own time. Good luck!