*Sorry mods, if there's another threads like this, of if this is in the wrong area. I did some searching and didn't find anything!* Bond -noun 1. Something that binds, fastens, confines, or holds together. 2. A close friendship that develops between adults, often as a result of intense experiences. So, I've been reading a few random threads on the forum, and have noticed a little bit of controversy about "Doll bonding." Some people say that it is an inanimate object, and that you can't bond with such things. That the whole idea is a little ridiculous. While others say they either do or don't bond with their dolls for various reasons. Sometimes to the point where they didn't bond with the doll at all and have to sell them. To me bonding is a term doll owners use to say weather they liked the doll, once they seen it in person, but I think maybe there are a few differences in the term. I myself have experienced "not being able to bond with a doll," and got a doll, that I just didn't like, or didn't 'bond' with, and ended up trading it for another one. I mean, at first when I seen pictures, I really liked the sculpt, but their face and body, and everything just seemed so different in person. Sometimes 2d pictures aren't enough to let you know if you will really like the doll or not. So let's debate about "Doll bonding," and what the term means shall we? Here are some questions for my fellow angels! Doll bonding. Can you or can't you bond with a doll? What does the term "bonding" in the doll world mean to you? What do you think of the term? Is there a better word that could be used? Have you ever bonded, or not bonded with a doll once it arrived home? Has not bonding with a doll caused you to sell it? Why? Is it weird to be able to "bond" with an inanimate object?