I came across this article by the DailyMail that goes into the investigation of a couple that found each other through Second Life.
A man by the name of David Pollard crumbled before his eyes as he became strongly attached to an online romance through the simulation game, Second Life. It wasn’t until his wife walked in on him having sex with another woman.
His wife in real life divorces him, and he gets married to his mistress/second life girlfriend.
Stories like this show that digital intimacies are real. In this case, they happen to turn lives upside down.