Sites like Second Life and OmniDate allow a user to sign up and select an avatar to represent them as they go around flirting and interacting with other avatars. But do people view this as building a real relationship online or simply as a game? After all, the avatars look nothing like the person behind the computer guiding their actions. The avatars are a persona. Below is a news report about virtual dating and virtual relationships. But what we’d like to know is what your opinion is of using avatars that don’t look like you and building virtual relationships. Healthy? Unhealthy? Fun? Dangerous? Tell us what you think in the comment box below the video. Thanks!
NBC Nightly News: Logging On For Love (OmniDate.com)
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