IMVU can be addicting, like crack or cocaine. Which is why we’ve listed several sure signs on why IMVU is ruining lives. If you’ve experienced any of theses signs below then we suggest seeking a support group. Are there even support groups for IMVU addicts?
#7. You’re sleep deprived from staying up too late on IMVU.
In IMVU, all the kids are trying this hot new craze called excessive use of gaming or online social networking, to the point of physical and mental exhaustion. You can spot these people in society by the bags under their eyes, or their seemingly lack of self-awareness altogether.
Thankfully there are support groups for these kind of people or online gamers. There’s this 12-step program you can see here. Because video game or internet addiction is a real thing and many people have died from it.
#6. You think about IMVU more than you think about anything else.
How many times have you “almost” burnt your house down because IMVU requires your full attention? Or let’s say you’ve forgotten to feed your dog for 3 days straight and now your dog is getting that look in it’s eye, “You’re my master. But you look awfully tasty right now.”
All of us are a little obsessive. We tend to over think things to the point of duress. Always remember to prioritize on a scale of 1 to 10. IMVU being a 2 or 3, for me.
#5. You spend more money in IMVU than on actual clothes.
You need new shoes. You also need a new shirt, and pants. But shopping can be so exhausting, thumbing through clothes until you find something you like. THEN you gotta try it on, and that’s exercise in its own right.
Why can’t shopping be more like IMVU? We walk into a store. Choose shoes, shirts or pants through a catalog. And let someone who works there get the items for us. Then they have to dress us too.
#4. You spend unhealthy amounts of hours in front of your computer.
What is the longest time you’ve spent in front of your computer screen, without leaving? It’s a legitimate question. Once, there was this guy who sat in front of his computer screen for so long that he died. In fact, there were 9 of them listed here.
The internet will always be here. Take 5-10 minutes to run to the bathroom. Time yourself. See how fast you can clean, cook, and keep decent hygeine. Don’t worry, we’ll be here when you get back. Now go go go.
#3. You’d rather have virtual sex than real sex.
So there’s this thing called “Internet sex addiction“, also known as “cybersex addiction“, which is a sexual addiction characterized by virtual Internet sexual activity that causes serious negative consequences to one’s physical, mental, social, and/or financial well-being.
Yep, it turns out that some people would rather jerk it or finger it rathen than experience the real thing. Not that we’re anyone to judge. If you’re into that whole imagination sex-life then by all means… carry on.
#2. You try to dress up like your avatar in real life.
Even though IMVU is a virtual world game, but marketed as a chatting client, we still believe that they should have their own store. IMVU should have a store located in every shopping mall. They have some amazing items like the one below.
How many of you would, honestly, buy some of the items from IMVU? Come on, don’t be shy. We all know if an IMVU store were to exist, it would do pretty well. Let’s make this happen.
#1. You neglect your real life friends for your virtual world friends.
The number one sign IMVU is ruining your life: your friends and family think you’re dead. They haven’t heard from you in months. And whenever they do call you and you pick up; you’re always quick to get off the phone!
Always remember, your virtual life is not your real life. Your friends and family are the most important people who genuinely care about you. Or, at least, we hope they do.