Skip to comments.Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?
Posted on 08/10/2007 2:01:57 PM PDT by 2Jedismom
Is This Man Cheating on His Wife?
Alexandra Alter on the toll one man's virtual marriage is taking on his real one and what researchers are discovering about the surprising power of synthetic identity.
By ALEXANDRA ALTER
August 10, 2007; Page W1
On a scorching July afternoon, as the temperature creeps toward 118 degrees in a quiet suburb east of Phoenix, Ric Hoogestraat sits at his computer with the blinds drawn, smoking a cigarette. While his wife, Sue, watches television in the living room, Mr. Hoogestraat chats online with what appears on the screen to be a tall, slim redhead.
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Yes. He is cheating.
If I tried this, I’d get a mouse jammed down my throat
My thoughts exactly. This is taking role-playing to the extreme.
There is life and there is no life! This poor, poor man!
Walter Mitty on steroids having a mid-life crisis. He needs a virtual red sportscar.
Yep, a creepy cheater.
The heat got to him.................
“Cheating” is debatable. But, he’s a pretty bad husband - a loser if you will.
I feel the same, my wife.
Heh heh...my husband gets grumpy if I even have the computer on when he’s around. I resent it a little when when there’s something newsy going on, because I love news and don’t trust the major networks...but most of the time I’m glad it’s off.
That’s pretty sick. Why don’t these people get a real life?
You ain't kiddin'.
A neighbor, who lives on the next block, just bought a "full up" customized AlienWare system for the sole purpose of enhancing his 'Second Life' experience. (shaking my head). Unreal.
A game where you have a job, pets, pay a mortgage and are dragged to the mall by women....
Uh.. who thinks virtually living a life is entertaining? Last thing I want to do when I get a few minutes of free time is play a game that’s just like real life.
Get out and actually meet people and do things you insane people you.
(NOTE TO SELF, if you ever find yourself dating again, make sure to ask if they are involved in second life.. and if they are... end date quickly.)
I wonder if Mr. Hoogenstom realizes that the person playing the redhead is not necessarily a woman at all.
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