The debate "Relationships can't be based on the internet.virtual world" was started by
March 10, 2015, 4:46 pm.
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ieva_mi, danielle, I_Voyager, frozen_emily, misfitcarrot, Trance and 7 visitors agree.
PsychDave and 2 visitors disagree.
I have seen long term, online relationships. Most of them do not work out for the same reasons long distance relationships fail, but I have seen two that, after several years of digital relationship, they moved to be near each other. One is married now and the other is still together but not married. The vast majority of relationships that are based on online interactions do not work out, but they are possible.
Not in so far as the virtual reality is on a monitor in a computer. But there's a good chance that there will be a transition over the next 40-60 years from external computers. If your senses and virtual environment are one, and you can receive sensory input from it, then you could have a pretty experientially convincing virtual relationship.
I've known people to find successful relationships on the internet, but never seen one maintained exclusively for a long period of time. You need that sensory stimulus to cement your interest in the relationship. But when that's a possibility virtually, so to will be virtual relationships.