Thursday, February 17, 2011

Regarding Monogamy in SL

Hi readers! I hope you are all well!

What did you think of this month's issue? Let us know what you think! You can post at this blog, but please only post constructive criticism here...anything that seems obnoxious will be deleted or censored.

One topic from Palais's Febuary issue that I would've liked more discussion on was Monogamy in SL. Do you think it is possible? And more specifically, can it be satisfying?

I'm probably not the most qualified person on this topic, since I've never had a partner in SL (my first rezz day is in July), but I'd just like to put in my opinion and hopefully get some dialogue going.

Though I know of only two SL partnerships that are true and lasting, I believe that monogamy is possible. Just as rodo said, people are most likely to be themselves in SL. It's hard to pretend to be something you aren't, even in a setting like SL.

In today's world, monogamy is a big deal. When kids enter junior high school, they all want to date and have a boyfriend or girlfriend. In high school, it is no different except that kids start driving and they start to take relationships a little more seriously. After college, many or most people marry or settle down with the love of their life.

Proceeding to the heart of the matter, we feel this need to be with just one person. You could argue it's peer pressure. People will call you a loser if you're single. But I think that that's only part of it. We really want to find our "other half", to sound a bit cliche. We just want someone who understands us and who will accompany us throughout life.


  1. We don't want to be alone. But do we want to be with one person only? Why can't we be together with several people? I don't know. I only know that it doesn't really work if there's more than one. No idea why.

    Could be just me though… :)

  2. I think that we can never be together with several people because there will always be jealousy. Each person wants to be the favorite, but there can only be one ultimate favorite. That's just my opinion though. :)