So Cen brought up meeting SL friends in RL. I mentioned that one thing that I really don't like to see in SL is people's RL pics in their profile. Now I have never had anyone send me a picture and I have never asked for one either. However, I can be nosey so I look on the 1st Life tab in their profile just to see what they say and sometimes I see a picture.
Now, I know we all don't look like our avatars in RL. However, seeing an RL pic of that avatar just ruins it for me but I can't say why exactly.
But this is one reason you will never see my RL pic in my profile.
Take a look at the pic below. Now I don't look anything like that in RL but I wish I looked like that in RL! When I see my avatar looking like that, I think "Wow! She (or I) looks like some kick ass hot Harley biker chick who could play guitar in a Heavy Metal band!" "She looks like she could not give a f*#* what anyone thinks about her with all of her tattoos and killer hair! She is probably spontaneous and a risk taker, etc., etc." You get the picture.
See, she is everything I am not and that I wish I was outside and inside. So to me SL is a way to live vicariously through my avatar. I guess, I hope that when other avatars see me looking like that they think the same things I do. If they were to see my RL pic in my profile, they would probably think "Oh, she looks like she works a 8-5 job as an administrative assistant who probably drives a mini van" LOL! Some of those things are true and some are not. LOL!