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September 5, 2006

Digital Love in Second Life

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Posted by Dave Evans

Dating in SecondLife seems to be alive and well, although I'm not reading much about it. A few speed-dating events have occurred, and today I found Digiluv.

Digiluv is a sexy new service that allows you to create a character and meet other people in a tropical virtual world.


The service features groups, blogs, friends list, events and more. This really should exist 100% in second life, have external profiles and chat rooms makes no sense, that's what SecondLife is for, and it does it much better.

There are entire micro-communities in Second Life that support online 3D relationships, from stores selling sexy outfits and special body parts to customized physics modules you can share with that special someone, or something.

SecondLife dating and social networking is going to be huge. It will take a few more years to reach critical mass but it's going to happen.

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1. Timothy Horrigan on September 13, 2006 9:04 PM writes...

My online avatar has gone out on a few dates since I have joined SL, but this is of limited relevance to my real life, since my avatar is a girl and I am a boy. Mine is an extreme case, but everyone's avatar looks significantly different from their real life self... I don't know how you get around that. Even if you say looks don't matter, how are women supposed to know who the tall men are in real life when almost every SL avatar is between 6 and 8 feet tall.

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2. Miriam on September 20, 2006 11:14 AM writes...

Hi,
I am a tv news reporter researching a story about
secondlife and would like to get in touch with someone who uses it...looks so confusing!
Thanks!

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3. Michael Rossi on September 20, 2006 2:42 PM writes...

Aloha and thank you for the write up on my website Dave.

I am the owner of DigiLuv.com and Hawaii SIM. It may seem easy to find a date but the idea of my sim and website is to link the outside internet world with my VR world in SL. The idea of my sim is to show the contrast of sex and love. One thing you will find on my Hawaii some is that you can feel the Aloha Sprit and at the same time meet someone from a far and have feelings with them without ever meeting them in real life. In many ways my Hawaii sim has help others to learn about relationships and them selfs and to find a place for relaxation from the real life world. Some day I would like to make all the Hawaiian islands in SL for all to share the aloha. But DigiLuv.com helps the new comers to find someone to spend time with and gives a bit more detail about the persons Real Life person and their avatar. Some have even got married in my SIM and many have fallen in love.

Aloha

Michael Rossi
SL a.k.a Letum Zuma

If you like more info about my service you can call me at 310-402-6699

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4. slow joe on September 24, 2006 1:47 PM writes...

SecondLife is geared more towards entertaining others or being part of the audience. Social interaction on a more intimate basis would require a much better chat interface than SecondLife offers. When the desktop character set was expanded beyond 127, text-only chat interfaces of the 1980's became available that were far more user friendly than the interface being used in SecondLife, today.

regards,
Joe

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5. relaxedguy [TypeKey Profile Page] on September 24, 2006 5:33 PM writes...

The chat interface certainly could be improved and I'm sure it will be.

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6. Fulano Giles on October 1, 2006 9:40 PM writes...

Miriam, if you are still interested in looking me up in game I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

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7. A on October 4, 2006 1:17 PM writes...

To Miriam the reporter:

Second Life is not a game, but a virtual reality that contains every addiction trigger there is. To an addict, this Internet interaction is quite unhealthy. Cybersex is the most common activity there. Drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc are prevalent.

Marriages in real life are threatened by this virtual world.

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