Today I found myself thinking whether virtual relationships (I mean, with someone you "love for real") are a good thing or not.
We can find a lot of people on Stardoll who suposelly have a boyfriend/girlfriend. Well, at least they're virtual boyfriends/girlfriends. And I wonder if they're healthy or important.
I mean, isn't love about really loving someone? Loving for real? Yes. Yes, it is. Is it possible to love someone who we don't know in real life? Is is possible to love someone who we can't touch, kiss or smell?
Sure, we can have long talks with that person. Sure, we can share ideas, see each other on Skype, smile at that person. But, if we lost that person, would we cry? If that person stopped going to Stardoll or even to Skype would we lay on the bed filling our pillow with tears?
No. No, we wouldn't. I don't think so. Because we had never been with that person, we had never felt the warmth of that person, we had never felt the smell of that person.
Sure, it's good to have someone with whom we can chat, someone who we know won't judge us, someone who keeps us company whenever we're alone at home. But will that person be there forever? No, that person will not be there forever.
Love isn't virtual. Love is a real, serious thing that affects everyone at a certain point of our lifes. And having a boyfriend/girlfriend is something we never forget because it causes impact in our lifes. It's not a virtual thing. We can touch that person, laugh with him/her, hold on thight, kiss and we know that that he/she will always be there for us. At least as long as we both share the love.
What I conclude is that having a virtual voyfriend/girlfriend is fine as long as we don't take that too serious. We need to focus on real life. We can't attach to Stardoll life, we can't hide forever behind a computer screen.
Well, what do you think about all this? Do you agree with me or do you disagree? Have you ever had a virtual boyfriend/girlfriend?