I met Black more than two years ago through my RL alt. We've chatted many times about business in SL, about roleplaying, about real life. When I focused on Opal, he and I rarely caught each other online, so we hadn't talked for a long while. Then late last month, he logged in while I was in that alt.
That night, the flirting got really intense. And since I had been offering long-time friends the chance to know my RL, I did the reverse with Black. I offered him the chance to know my main alt, which is Opal. (I also wanted to move the flirting away from my RL business alt.)
Even after knowing Opal for almost a month now, he still thinks my RL alt (which is the least attractive of all my female alts) is sexier.
I said, "I work hard to make this avie pretty and you prefer the least attractive avie."
He replied, "Beauty is [like] reputation. ... You don't own it. ... Others do. ... Others own your 'beauty'."
*sigh* I'm spending hundreds of thousands of Lindens and countless hours on something others own. That's just not fair....