I got my wife into MMOs by volunteering to buy her a copy of World of Warcraft. At the time, we had been best friends for years – since we had met back in college, in fact – and we were moving in the direction of romantic involvement. So we started playing together on a nightly basis, and that formed a big part of our relationship before we moved in together. It started some nicknames and traditions that we still observe now, a decade later.
A lot of online romances end badly, but not all of them do. Not all of them are even what springs to mind with the term “in-game romance.” What about you? Have you had an in-game romance? Has playing games together significantly impacted your romantic life? Or do you prefer to keep your online gaming and your romantic life entirely separate from one another?