A Code of Practice For Muslims in the West : Women's issues » Questions and Answers
Fatawa of Ayatullah al Uzama Syed Ali al-Husaini Seestani
Answer: If that is considered as an item of cosmetics, it is not allowed.
Q&A - Chat between male and females
Question: Is it permissible to chat with girls on the internet?
Answer: If there is a fear that a girl or a boy may be drawn towards sin, it is not permissible. Normally chatting ends up in a sin for both sides.