Finding new friends is difficult in real life. I mean, you can’t just walk up to someone and ask if they want to be your friend. Imagine a guy approaching a woman in a mall and just start talking to her. Wow! He would probably get arrested. LOLOL
Then there is the sad part. The person who could be your very best lifetime friend, or lover, lives 1,000 miles away and you will never know they are alive. I guess one of the best things to happen is having dating websites. At least you have an opportunity to meet people, although, that does not guarantee that the people you meet online are being truthful about themselves. I suppose that is also true in everyday life.
Finding new friends in a virtual world, like Secondlife, or InWorldZ, is a little easier. At least there are alternatives to dealing with unwanted advances by people. You can mute them, ban them, or you can just teleport away. One thing that does not change is the problem of meeting people that are right for you. These virtual worlds are comparatively just as large as the earth. There is sims that are dedicated to a particular city, or country.
One terrific thing about virtual worlds is that you can obtain language translators for text that can be set to translate between as many as 57 languages. You could communicate using English to French, Spanish to German, or any combination. Just type in your text and the person on the other end receives your message in their language, and when they reply, their message automatically translates to your language. Pretty cool. huh?
I have some news for you. We are about to start running a avatar dating website which will be up and running this week. Of course, you would not have to be looking for a date. This site will help people to meet and make friends all over Secondlife and InWorldZ. I will post more information about the site later this week. I think it will be great fun for everyone finding new friends.
Ohh! I forgot!!! This is Yole, writing for Rocky Greymyst while he travels on business. The picture is me in Secondlife.
Gotta go now. Big hug and see you online.