Do you want to enter into a virtual love affair or even more pressingly are you comfortable taking an online avatar faced flirty relationship into the fleshy real world?
I’ve seen many people online in games like World of Warcraft both feel like they really want to meet up in person and others I’ve seen seem to be unwilling to break that invisible barrier between real friends or more and the online friend place.
I personally am not strictly dedicated to either camp. I have personally not taken the step to meet people that I have met in online games but I am open to doing so in the future. Although the very truth that I’ve not don’t anything to advance plans to meet suggests that I am not exactly a massive proponent of doing so.
One of the fears I think for me is without a defined common purpose what will we do? Every online gaming relationship I have forged has been based upon a common goal that we all share and we bond over that shared goal. However if I meet up with my World of Warcraft guild outside the game in a pub for a drink will we have anything in common bar Warcraft?
No I have not had an online game romance before myself (again not because I am against it but just coz the right girl has not come by me in game) but I know a few couples that met in game and took their relationship forward from their original online gaming encounter. That said I also know a few people that actually are against romancing with girls they meet online just based on thier gaming habits. They want a more outgoing girl that does not share their interest in online gaming. I believe the assumption is that they will be fat and ugly with crazy Led uplighting hire London setups and thus they are inside playing a game with avatars. This is a very sad attitude I think, I hope judgements like this will become less common as time goes on. Gaming is for everyone not just shut ins.