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You are right that ◯ is used here to mask a letter. There are several related but different reasons as to why one would do this. The comment section already refers to one such use, where certain words are deemed inappropriate (especially on broadcasting), the equivalent of f*ck. But I don't think that explains this one. In this case, I think the intention ...
わたしなら..... ●ちょっとぉ～。久しぶり(orやっとかめ？)すぎるんじゃないの？ど～ゆうこと？ ●ナニソレ。結婚なんて聞いてなかったけど。(≒ 俺に黙って結婚するとか、アリ？) etc...と言うかな・・・と思います。
I applaud your courage to try something new and more sophisticated, when you can so easily use some safe & mandane expressions like お久しぶり! Unfortunately, things like this entirely depend on the context and what your perceived character is to the other person, for there's always some context in which almost any expression is appropriate. For example, if ...
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