You can imagine yourself as a runescaper dealing with another runescaper before they ask you to help. One example is that a player might require assistance from an opponent out in the wild. It's different than actually a premeditated plan to go on a date or to the cinema. This way, you can meet the other person. What would you rather have? A relationship in which the other person is trying to impress you, or this type of relationship?
When you meet someone for the first time, you have no reason to be honest. In real life, if you think someone is truly your kind, you might lie in order to get their interest. Why lie to someone in runescape in the first place? Because they are far away from you, it is likely that they will ever see you in person.
Why lie? You won't be ashamed to share your personal details about yourself, which isn't the case in real life. You are completely anonymous. No worries you're able to share everything about yourself! If you are not approved by an online user, you can always return to the site and try again the next day. It's really easy, right? Similar to the real world.
Let's also bring up the topic of shyness. It might be easier for those who suffer from social anxiety to form a relationship in runescape as opposed to in real life. After all, they're anonymous and don't have to worry about humiliation. Who's watching you? It's not necessary to look at them. This allows you to be more comfortable to your partner. If you're shy, people only see the outside.
Runescape deemphasizes outside appearance. This allows players to view each other as they really are. Real life, outside. Runescape, inside. It's not the case that this is the case. It's almost like in real life. It starts with the outside, and work your way to the interior. Runescape is a game that allows you to discover the inside prior to you even step foot on the outside.