Second life avatar dating site
Meet Kira, Kira is a platinum blonde, impossibly leggy, with a flawless complexion and an eye-poppingly pneumatic figure.
She oozes confidence and pouting sexuality, so it’s no surprise that handsome Keanu Reeves lookalike Nik fell for her. In truth, “Kira” is the alter ego of 33-year-old Kristen Birkin, a dumpy single mother and pub singer from Nuneaton with mousey cropped hair and low self-esteem.
Companies such as Sony, Ikea, BMW and Coca-Cola also have a presence and Reuters and Sky News have bureaux. But for individuals, a major appeal of Second Life is that it’s like real life, only much much better.
It’s a world where you don’t have to be dumpy, or from Nuneaton, one where your avatar can look like a model, shop for virtual designer shoes and make virtual friends.
You can start a new career, own a big house with a pool and, increasingly, fall in love.
But while the house and the heels stay in Second Life, the real people behind the avatars carry their heightened emotions back into their first life - sometimes with devastating consequences for their marriage or relationship.
“Kira was everything I should have been,” says Kristen, who has a 12-year-old son. My real life was diabolical and I wanted an escape.
Exponents insist it’s not a game – there are no rules.And all this time Kristin and Steve were online, making it happen, choreographing their avatars’ every move for up to eight hours a day, despite the fact that each had a real-life partner, who was unaware they were being cuckolded by a cartoon graphic from a glorified 3D computer game.