Falling in love with fictional characters
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Okay... I really want to know if other girls/gay guys do this.
Basically I only ever fall in love with fictional characters (not always from anime but still). When I do take an interest in a real person it's usually because I don't know them that well and I 'fictionalize' them in my mind. Like I take the attributes that I do know of them and think they are so much like some fictional character I've been in love with before. I also have no desire to get closer to a real person because that would ruin whatever fantasy I have about who they are. I tend to like a certain trope male in fiction as well.
In a nutshell the trope I like is someone who is bitter and isolated or seemingly 'evil' but secretly just needs attention and love.
I'd really like to know if other people do this, what type of character you do this with and why you think psychologically it happens. Sorry if this is the wrong board for this discussion.