The Daily Grind: Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you met through MMOs?

    
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A week ago, a Reddit user posted a casting call for a new reality show that will attempt to follow romantic relationships formed inside of MMORPGs that spill into real life.

“Have you found true love in an MMO?” reads the flyer sent to us by the production studio. “Are you having a relationship with someone you met in an online game? But haven’t yet met in the real world and are ready to take that next step? An Emmy winning production company is looking for gamer couples who want to share their story and come together for the first time IRL!”

It took about five seconds for jokes and “catfish” accusations to begin because, you know, Reddit, but even if you’re not into reality TV, it’s still a neat question.

I don’t personally know anyone who met in an MMO and made it work long-term outside of gaming, but the MMO genre is so big that we do hear about it all the time. I do wonder whether it’s gotten harder to make those relationships work now that game communities are more flighty than ever.

What about you? Have you ever been in a relationship with someone you met through MMOs? Do you know anyone who has?

(By the way, you can contact the TV studio here: gamerloveshow@gmail.com)

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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CheneyKelvin1
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CheneyKelvin1

My name is Cheney from UK. I never  believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once when i went to Africa in February this year on a business summit. I meant a man who’s name is DR.EGOGO he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one’s gone, lost, misbehaving lover and magic money spell or spell for a good job or luck spell .I’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 3years. I really loved him, but his mother was against us and he had no good paying job. So when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him. At first i was undecided, skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. And in 7 days when i returned to Canada, my boyfriend (now husband) called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married. I didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do. Well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid, and my husband also got the new job and our lives became much better. His email is egogotemple@yahoo.com

AGx
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AGx

No but I was very VERY close at one point. I was the young and impressionable, she was the older and mature. We were very close friends and the flirting kinda got serious. In the end, she was the one that put a stop to it before it became an actual relationship. When she made me stop and think about it, I couldn’t truly see myself at 19 with a woman who was almost 40. She went on to marry someone she met through FFXI though and we’re still good friends. When conventions come to town she and her hubby have guild mates over if they fly out for the show.

Nate Woodard
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Nate Woodard

As for myself, while the opportunity has never presented itself, I wouldn’t shy away from a relationship fostered online.  I still have good friends from my SWG/DAoC/Early GW1 days that I talk to on a semi regular basis!  It’s extremely foolish to think that this can’t happen.  It’s also extremely foolish to think that good lasting relationships can’t be found through an online video game.  There’s all kinds of E-Dating/Matchmaking sites out there.

Adri Cortesia
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Adri Cortesia

I was never in such a realationship but I found good friends who are with me for years.

mosselyn
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mosselyn

I was in such a relationship for a few years. My guild (which is quite large) includes quite a few married couple who met through gaming. It really is A Thing.

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

BriarGrey ManastuUtakata 
I wasn’t speaking from an RP perspective. I am speaking for genuine RL crushes on NPC’s…to the point they would purchase a dakimakura of them in a heart beat if they where selling on Amazon. o.O

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

carsont 
Thanks for agreeing then.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

Ghost Widow.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

I, personally, have not, but a lady friend of mine met her current husband in Final Fantasy XI

BriarGrey
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BriarGrey

ManastuUtakata From an actual roleplaying my character perspective, sure – some of my characters would have been intensely interested in an NPC if it made sense.  And when I was on the other side, GMing – I would NPC a lot and several PCs would always try to go that route, of course ;)
From a “real life” perspective – nope.  Though of course part of the fun of fantasy and roleplaying is to think “damn, I want someone/something just like that!”