Secondlife dating not cheating
They bonded intellectually, emotionally, and yes, thanks to Second Life animations, even physically. Unlike his avatar, which is female, in real life, Sam is a man. “With Second Life, there wasn't the fear of a real-life physical attachment,” he says. So although he acknowledges feeing some guilt, he didn’t see the online affair as being as damaging as a real one.The majority of people who responded to the MSNBC.com/i Village Lust, Love and Loyalty survey think it can — although that characterization tends to skew along gender lines.Sending a sexually flirtatious e-mail to a co-worker?A recent family vacation was punctuated by furtive Second Life meetings with his avatar girlfriend.
But gradually Sam's feelings for Kat, a beautiful, smart and confident woman, had turned romantic. If these intimacies, no matter how personal, never translate into a real-world meeting or real-life sex, can it be considered cheating?
“If people are getting their needs for love, attention, intimacy, companionship and sex from somewhere else, I think it’s cheating,” she says. “She no longer became the funny, excited and refreshing girl I had fallen for,” he says.
“And, if they’re keeping their relationship a secret from their real-life partner.” When Kat’s real-life spouse began getting suspicious, things between the Second Life couple began to deteriorate. There was a breakup, a half-hearted reconciliation and a final breakup.
Some gave us their avatar names, while others went with pseudonyms.) Sam knew from the outset that he had no intention of ever meeting Kat in real life.
(As you might imagine, some people interviewed for this story did not want to reveal their full names.