But virtual dating still bugs parents, Estroff said, and it’s disturbing that the activity seems to flourish in online worlds made for children.
By contrast, there’s little e-dating culture on Instagram, the virtual community she’s currently studying.
Although online chat rooms are a nice and easy way to talk, it is important to remember that not all online chat rooms are safe.
That is why many parents often opt for message boards instead, but is it really a safer option?
"This site is for younger children, and we do a lot of things to stop that sort of behavior for the audience," he said, when asked about dating within Club Penguin.
Ultimately, stopping predators from grooming children is much more important than preventing kids from pretend dating.
I’ve also never thought about how that garbage is taken down from those power lines. 2016 was such a bad year that its terribleness became a meme unto itself.