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I think I heard about it when I was trying to get out of my anime phase and try to move on from it when I was browsing a site that is not from here. Of course, when I first heard the idea, I found it was ridiculous and I really mocked the idea because I found love in 2D characters was really impossible. But that was mostly when this was Japanese otaku severely falling in love with a pillow, I usually would just not try to be like them.
But when I moved back into liking anime because it's a hobby that doesn't even harm anyone, the passionate love from someone that dedicates themselves to a fictional character charms me. How they live for that certain character because they inspire them, how love is much more powerful and pure than the love in these modern times (divorce rates are around 50% now), it was a reason why I pursue over 2D love. 2D characters can have flaws but never have I seen 3D having much much more flaws than 2D.
That's when I tried to learn more about waifuism. Well, I hate calling it 'waifuism' because it denotes that it is religion and it has rules that you must follow, but I want to explore the basic concepts of it. Why people are falling in love with fictional characters and dedicating themselves to them. Is it worth dedicating your entire life devoting yourself to that fictional character. Why have my love for Iori has went in too deep, that none of the women on this world could be compared to Iori. But knowing the concept that falling in love with a 2D character that is shared with many others, it kind of made me glad that I could pursue love for a fictional character. Because it's not the path that many would choose to take, but it's the path that I would take, because it's a path I can consider that will make me happier in life.