Did you know there’s a place in Second Life where love is the keyword of success? Where you can feel butterflies in your stomach and where you can feel like Prince Charming or Cinderella?
Today I like to tell you about a sim where you can fall in love, spend hours with your lover and even can marry.
Love your life on Secret love!
You enter the sim on a heart-shaped island, that’s connected by bridges to other islands. On every island there’s something to do. Heart island gives you several options to explore the sim. You can take a taxicab or fly around on a very special way…
This time I decided to walk around and tell you a few secrets about this sim. I take the north bridge and walk in the direction of the huge waterfall.
If you want to have some privacy with your lover you can peek under water or walk further north. You’ll find there a very nice building. Here you can buy your lover roses. All ingredients to make you beloved one feel in heaven are available.
But Secret Love has much more to offer. You can take a ride with the air balloon or if you prefer staying on ground level, you can take the boat.
Secret Love isn’t only nice and has many tools to entertain you, it’s very practical too. The sim offers an ATM/DX point where you safely can transfer rl money to SL without the need of register your credit card.
I continue my walk towards another great building, a Rajah. Here you can dance and relax, cuddle in the bedroom or play games in the penthouse. Enjoy the scene and walk outside on the 3rd floor. Here’s another great spot to dance.
Back on the ground I walk towards the castle, entering a nice garden and find a few boxes where the sim is collecting money for charity.
Dionne, the queen of the Freedom Caretakers Group, started 3 years ago an organisation to help orphans in Bobodioulasso in Burkina Fasso.
Dionne: I found babies drinking water. There was no money for cereal. So I came home and started this organisation and now these babies drink milk.
The organisation isn’t like the big organisations. No expensive director and all the donations go directly to the orphans.
Dionne: We ask from the people one euro a year. All cost goes directly to the orphans, there isn’t one Pennie for us. Even when we travel to Africa we pay for all the expenses ourselves.
Let’s go back to Secret Love. The castle with the pretty garden is a very romantic place. You will be surrounded with flowers and butterflies. The garden will lead you to another part of this place: Freedom Too. Very beautiful too and completely different, but also worth to visit.
I walk south and cross te bridge that leads to another nice garden with a very romantic building, called Dionne’s house.
Not only the building is fascinating. The view here is admirable.
When you walk in the direction of the blockhuts, you’ll find another garden where you can picnic together. I walk further to the east and find a bathhouse with a wonderful view of the ocean.
I follow the coastline and arrive on a funny place. A ruin where you can dance. And if you like fireworks. You can make your personal fireworks show here too.
If you think this is all, you’re wrong. If you take the taxi cab you’ll find many options to visit.
I selected the Bazaar, where you have a shopping mall and you even can find some freebies! There are shops available for rent here for a very fair price and if you’re homeless and searching for a home, you even can rent houses here.
In the middle of this little village you have a huge ballroom and an art gallery.
I take a cab again and head over to Arctic, where you will be amazed with a nice winter scene. If you don’t like winter. Head over to the Blue world.
If you prefer some action take the cab to the Runaway, where you can rezz a plain and test your skills.
All of this is just a small part of what you can do here. You can spend here hours with all different kinds of entertainments.
Secret Love exists since 2008. First is was just a place for the family (Freedom Caretakers). They lived there and learned to build. Nowadays this place is open for everybody.
Saronda Jewell: “We created it as a home for many to enjoy a warm place within Second Life.”
Last year Secret Love had an upgrade and the traffic starts to grow. So this really is a good place to meet new people.
The Freedom Caretakers is a very warm group. They call themselves the 5 Musketeers. All have unique talents and they all have the same goal here.
starlite Steampunk: We all work together…but saron has the eye for development.
Secret Love changes with the seasons. And with the different seasons there are different activities here.
Shahzad Kharg: “You should have seen the island at Halloween. Starlite was in charge of that.”
Sometimes they have special events here. They have planned to do much more in the future. And like the diversity of the sim, their events are very diverse too. They have plans for games, hunts and even an air combat.
Shahzad Kharg: “We intend to have competitions for every one to participate and win prizes.”
Secret Love is very flexible. When someone want to have a wedding here, they’ll change the sim into a perfect wedding location.
You can find the Freedom Caretakers here most of the time when they’re online. They’re very friendly for everybody. If you accept their two rules they will make you feel at home.
No nudity in public and second RESPECT for everybody here.
They accept people from all kind of cultures outside SL and inside SL. Secret Love is a great place for everybody, but they’re very friendly for newbies. If you have a problem or a question. They’re always happy to help you.
Dionne Jewell: When I see the real world there’s so many tragedy, so many wars, so much sadness. I wanted to create a place where people could meet from all over this real world in Second Life. Understanding each other and be friends. I know its possible as long as we all respect each other.
Saronda Jewell: Even Second Life can be very hurtful with jealousy, gossip and cheating. I do meet a lot of hurt people in Second Life. We want to make a difference and show its possible to share TRUE friendship and love in SL.
I felt in love with Secret Love and the Freedom Caretakers in 2010. I’ve never seen a group with so much love and respect for people. You can feel this when you speak with them, but also when they aren’t around. You can feel their love in their creations.
A warm thank you to Dionne and Saronda Jewell, Starlite Steampunk, Shahzad Kharg and Jim Lurra for spreading your love and make our Second Life a place how the real world should be.
TP to Secret Love