November 15th, 2008 12:09 EST
Woman Divorces Spouse Over Virtual Affair
"A British couple have divorced after the husband was caught having a "virtual affair" with a female character in an online role-playing game.
David Pollard and Amy Taylor met in an online chat room in 2003 and married after discovering a shared love of the Internet game "Second Life."`
In the video game "Second Life" players create characters or avatars that look nothing at all like them. A geeky-looking guy can create an avatar that looks like Brad Pitt, and a dumpy-looking woman can create an avatar that resembles Angelina Jolie.
Amy Taylor felt that she couldn`t compete with the avatar that her husband was having a "virtual affair" with in the video game. I`ve never played "Second Life" but I`ve played "The Sims" and I`ve created female characters with impossibly big boobs and bootylicious hips. There is no way that a real woman, not even a Britney Spears, can compete with a virtual hottie. In the Sims world that I created every female character was a promiscuous bi-sexual with only one thing on her mind: Sex.
Instead of taking the drastic measure of getting a real divorce, Taylor should have demanded that her husband break up with his virtual girlfriend. These two loons met playing this video game, she shouldn`t have been surprised that her husband committed virtual adultery.
I`m not a sex therapist or a marriage counselor, but I think that if these two jokers had spent more time having real sex and less time playing video games they would still be happily married. I`m scared to play video games, they are too realistic and I`m afraid I might become addicted to them. I have a classic Atari game console and sometimes I play Pacman, but I`m staying away from "The Sims".
I wonder under what grounds Taylor filed for divorce; I doubt that "virtual adultery" is grounds for a real divorce.