Dating in virtual
Next, he whisks her off for a truly out-of-this-world experience.
He takes her to outer space for a low-gravity moonwalk where they bond over their encyclopedic knowledge of Star Trek and share a first kiss with Earth illuminated far in the distance.
But I’ve never felt the same physical craving for a friend that I have with romantic partners, the overpowering desire to be physically close, to touch.
My tour guide began to explain to me the mechanics of the platform, the potential it had to revolutionize the rising-but-struggling VR sphere, but all I could focus on was how real she looked.
Her avatar blinked, her eyes and eyebrows fluidly guided her face as it transitioned through expressions. My hand went through her, because of course it did.) The togetherness that long-distance couples crave, I realized, could be found in this place.
We put on makeup and dress up for those we are courting.
Anyone I've taken on a first date has seen a virtual Monica: a pleasant, agreeable version of me.