fyeahroleplayingrabbit:

"You’d be so good at playing this character while I play the character they’re commonly/canonically paired with. ;)"

I’m not sure I’d be comfortable with that. It blurs the line between fiction and reality in a situation where clear borders are important. I’ve seen a lot of stories about muns whose partners assumed they were a couple just because their characters were. Or of great RPs falling apart because the muns broke up. Or someone getting possessive because their partner’s character is flirting with someone else. Or negative comments from one character to another being interpreted as a negative comment to the mun. The list goes on and on. Not to mention the whole idea of getting into an RP with the express purpose of trying to turn your crush into your boy/girlfriend. That isn’t a good reason to RP, particularly if it’s a case of “I found out you liked this thing so I got into it too just so I could smut with you in RP” which is… kinda skeevy.

Maybe I’m “getting too old for this shit”, but I’d have said that RPing something you do because it’s fun and you like the world/characters, not because it’s a convenient tool for romancing someone you like. I know everyone has their own reasons for wanting to RP, but I would avoid that situation like a plague.

Of course RPing can be a good way to get to know someone. Maybe they’ll be worth getting to know better (for friendship) or maybe they’ll turn out to be a total jerk and you can spare yourself any further interactions. Or, y’know, maybe you’ll get this weird vibe from them that says they’re more interested in you than the RP.

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    That sounds like a recipe for disaster.