The Text lationship
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.’