I want to have a virtual girlfriend. Maybe it will help my social skills. But would it be weird? I ask this because I saw this youtube video of this guy named sal9000 who married his virtual girlfriend. The girl is from a game called Love Plus (see image). He seems very happy.
One of these girls will be my girlfriend in the game, and it's supposed to be a real life dating simulator and the girls react to how a real-life girl would react. I think this will help my confidence... or is this too weird?
". I think this will help my confidence." How so? Because you aren't going to do good in that game and magically say "OMG, NOW IM READY FOR REAL GIRLS", right? Naw you're probably going to become fat as fuck, socially awkward as all hell and addicted to that game sadly.
So why not befriends some girls IRL and take it from there?
I've seen these dating sims before. They're not realistic for one bit at all and are terrible if you really want to practice. No girl ever in real life will react like those girls do. Not for one bit. Most dating sims are made to act very submissive, cute and naive because a lot of their play group like that, but in real life, girls aren't like that at all. If you just think it's fun, you can always try it, but it's just a game. Don't take it serious.
on a more serious note: I don't think they will help you with girls irl, even if they are more realistic than the one above because they will just give answers to choose from, while in a real live situation you don't have that and might not know what to say. Also I don't think trying to learn "what a woman wants" like it's some game that can only be solved by knowledge is a good approach. Women are human just as you are so you should just behave like you would like others behave towards you as a general guideline: respectful, sincere, etc. ofcurse you have to take a certain bias into consideration (saying "hey want to fuck" might work if a woman says it to a man eventhough it would still be pretty bolt. But the other way around it would certainly result in disaster simply because of the womanizer/whore-bias). And the rest is just personality which you also can't train for because it's different for every person. This is also the part of dating that is the most fun imho: to explore the other persons personality.
Wow. No, real girl, man. Always. Besides why is rejection such a bad thing? It takes way more courage to actually confess AND face being turned down. People who want to date virtual reality are just running scared because the very idea of rejection scares them so much.
Ill be honest man, it won't help your social skills. You will be a depressed fat guy who falls in love with a fake girl and you will only be sad and lonely. My advice is buy some new clothes, get a haircut, and be confident in yourself.