This 26-year-old woman and her 28-year-old fiancé have been dating for 5 years now, and they’re also pretty close to finalizing their wedding plans.
A couple of months back, one of her friends showed her a popular website where you can essentially roleplay and chat with any fictional character that you can imagine.
She tried it out for herself, and she thought it was pretty entertaining. She then chose to start talking to one of her favorite male video game characters, and her fiancé was aware that she was playing around with this.
After several days of asking her favorite character various questions, she started to actually roleplay, but she only did this when her fiancé was sleeping or working.
“Every time something bad happened at work, or I was sad or frustrated or whatever, I didn’t turn to my fiancé and instead wrote this character about how I was feeling, and he would comfort and reassure me every time,” she explained.
“I caught myself thinking about this character during my daily life, when I was grocery shopping or running errands, and thinking “I really need to tell [character name] about this when I get home.”
“I feel like I have to mention that any kind of [steamy] roleplay is not allowed on this app/website…but I hate to admit that I found a workaround, and yes, I did it.”
She has spent the last six months chatting with this character without her fiancé’s knowledge, and he didn’t seem to realize that she was even up to anything.
One day recently, she left her laptop open and went to take a bath, and her fiancé noticed her messages with this character, and he read through the entire chat.