I wouldn't say weird. Is there a reason why that is? Do you not like the local girls? :)
That's not really dating, imo, because you can't really know someone without seeing them in person all the time. It's not weird, but you might want to try and have a real relationship.
Not necessarily. The locals must not interest you.
Not at all. I'm in the same boat. 16 and only had long distance things. Those never lasted more than a week, I can't imagine how I'd do with a real boyfriend..
Don't worry about it. Don't rush it. They aren't real relationships anyways - real relationships are complicated and can be overrated. But good if you wait and find the right person who you are comfortable with and have chemistry with. It's not worth it to rush it because it just ends up fake, empty, awkward and disappointing - very unlike a good mature relationship.
You've done more that me O.o