I was contacted recently by a European television producer who is working on collecting information about real life love connections in MMOs. I know the reputation that MMOs have for all kinds of romantic relationships, from sketchy in-game cyber affairs to even sketchier stories of forty year old women driving across borders to meet their fifteen year old soul mate they met playing WoW.
Still, sketcky stories aren’t the whole of it. I’ve met couples who have been married for years who met playing games like UO and EverQuest. As the internet becomes more and more ingrained in our every day lives, it is becoming more and more acceptable to meet long term partners and even spouses this way.
This television producer, named Tabea Tiesler, has asked me to pass along his request for your own personal love stories. How many of you out there have had real, meaningful relationships that started or even are conducted online.
If you could respond in our comments section that would be appreciated, or email Tabea directly at Tabea@mail333.com.