Falling in Second Love

By Deane Barker on November 14, 2008

Avatars and Second Life adultery: A tale of online cheating and real-world heartbreak: Interesting article with lots of stores about people falling in love in Second Life.

“A month later we were logging on every evening at 7pm and not logging off until 4am. Our avatars would do all the stuff normal couples do, like talking and going to clubs or ice skating. I felt as giddy as a teenager, I was walking on air.”

Sadly, when people meet in real life, it’s not always the same. Regarding a different couple than the one discussed above:

Elliott came across as quite creepy. Living alone in a tower block and riding a motorbike in black helmet and leathers, he openly admitted that his avatar fell for Carolyn’s because she was a scantily clad babe. His reaction when an apple-pie mom appeared on his doorstep was muted, to say the least.