The Text la­tion­ship

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You know their birth­day, the names of their sib­lings and some (you!) would say you know them bet­ter than they know them­selves. Slight glitch: you’ve never met IRL (in real life). Yep, you’re in an en­tirely dig­i­tal re­la­tion­ship. With one in five cou­ples now meet­ing on­line, it’s easy to see how the text la­tion­ship oc­curs.

Ver­dict: ‘The vir­tual boyfriend is a dan­ger­ous il­lu­sion and, as we all know, il­lu­sions are es­sen­tially per­fect. Here’s the hitch: they aren’t real.’

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