Guess I should’ve given my own opinion.
I only ever started this topic because this was one of the reasons that pulled me back from coming to lotc for a few years. I’m in a healthy relationship of 3 years irl at the moment, so I was always wondering if it’s right for me to go RP romantically with my partner in mind.
I personally don’t think there’s anything wrong as long as there’s communication involved with your irl partner. I asked my boyfriend beforehand and he told me he appreciated that I asked him first, and that his sentiments were the same as mine. Role playing relationships may it be for power like a user mentioned or just because you like the chemistry between two characters is part of the role play experience. I don’t think we should go as far as judging people for wanting to get relationships in rp as I do feel like it’s normal. (Though I do have a pet peeve for characters that are solely made for relationships & have nothing else going for their characters....)
Online dating isn’t something that people should judge people either, if you fall in love with someone over the internet and the feeling is mutual, let people be happy smh. Love is love is love. I get it’s hella sketchy but I know of a lot of people that have been in successful relationship online. Chances of it failing might be higher by statistics, but not everyone is the same.
Where I cross the line though is ERPing when you’re in a relationship irl with someone else. Online or not. Don’t ******* ERP with someone when you’re in a god damn relationship, period.