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    Do you create a fake life online to break free of your life or are you really who you portray to be online?

    I've been wondering this since I joined this forum. At first, I thought the avatars were really real pictures but realized they were just avatars, silly me. So, do you come online here to create a new person/life or do you come here as yourself? Inquiry mind wants to know. I am just me. I used my real name here and now I'm wondering if that was the right thing to do. The avatar is not me. I wish it was ha ha. Just trying to get a feel of things. As you all can see, I'm quite chatty.

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    Some people use their real names and I actually considered it when I started this forum but most people here know me as GG, so I stuck with that. As for the avatars, some people use their own picture and I have in the past but I love putting up a sexy avatar that fits me...lol It's not that I'm being fake with the avatar...I just like it. Some people prefer not to use their real name or picture because of the niche of the forum and they want this to be their go to place where noone in their offline life can find them.

    I've met some very fake people online but I'm happy to say that most of the people here are very real and I've been lucky enough to either meet them in person or text or call them. Most of our members do not portray themselves to be someone they are not, although I have been on sites where members intentionally did that to hurt someone. I think, you will find that this forum is different than most. We are all real and caring. We've been very blessed with good members here and I look forward to getting to know you also. You seem very real.

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    I've used my real name elsewhere; through several years of posting around various forums, however, I've simply decided to keep that bit of personal information to myself as far as my username goes -- an albeit after-the-fact level of protection in a sometimes strange world, I suppose. But all of my subsequent usernames have had a personal meaning for me, either in a hobby sense or a career path or just something I have an affinity for. And for the most part, members here have more than likely seen posts where I refer to myself by my real name -- I have a level of comfort on the site plus I tend to gab, soooo . . . my name slips in there.

    My AVs, too, follow the same route. I have used my real picture and I have used images that affect me in some way -- usually something having to do with books or coffee (two of my passions ). I don't use non-me images to deceive or misdirect, it's just that I like em because they add an onion layer to my personality and I can have an image up that makes me smile. I change them frequently to fit my moods.

    I feel definitely that here (and offline) I am virtually the same. Maybe here I'ma scosche more boisterous. Offline I can be a whole lotta quiet at times and I guess I post alot online . . . but really, whatcha see post- and interactionwise is what you get. Rarely do I remember things that happened in the previous week, so my motto is Why be fake? No point, for me.
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    This is the first time in a very long time that my real picture isn't my avatar... and that's just for the season... but anyone who has met me in real life.. can pretty much tell you that I'm almost the same offline as I am online.. I don't try to be someone I am not.. that's why I'm happy here.. I've met a few people from here.. and everyone I know seems to be exactly who I picture them beforehand.. no false persona.. Those that I met, I can actually feel like I know them a bit better because they are who they are.. online or off.
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    I am who I am also. Sometimes, I go to different sites and see the same names (or something very similar) and assume it's the same people from site to site. How in the hell do they keep up with numerous online relationships? I call them internet whores.
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    I wasn't calling anyone here an internet whore, sorry if it sounded that way. I was using that as a slang word. Hiding relationships from another relationship online is just as bad as offline. I call them players too.

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