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: email@example.com)