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From users hiding their real-life marriages from their Second Life spouses (and their Second Life marriages from their real spouses) to people signing in as multiple avatars -- male and female -- to couples finding real love, Mosel has seen it all. He describes virtual dating as the ultimate way to meet women. With so many users, there has been plenty of opportunity to meet women." Different members have different ethical standards when it comes to virtual fidelity."Whether it be trading gifts, taking them to scenic views, or sending romantic 'whispers,' the ability to woo women via Wo W is easy," Connors wrote in an email to Huff Post. "We receive subpoenas where lawyers ask for stills of say, a husband’s avatar with other women on Utherverse, because they consider it cheating," Utherverse founder Brian Schuster said.
"There are 100 [virtual] weddings a month right now, which is mind boggling," Shuster said, and they often lead to real long-term relationships. Mosel created Av Match, a dating profile site similar to or Ok Cupid for users' Second Life avatars.One post on a Second Life forum complained: "My SL husband is cheating on me with a Bisexual Skunk Furry and is asking for a divorce. " While weddings on MMORPGs can be expensive, depending on their extravagance, it should be noted that divorces come cheap.Avatars do not have to split half their earnings and possessions in divorce settlements. He has been in over 20 relationships via World of Warcraft, and many of them have evolved beyond the game into the physical world.Things can get very real very quickly." Separating Virtual Reality From Reality-Reality According to Mosel, what would happen over the course of weeks in real life occurs in days, if not hours, online.But some bemoan the short-lived nature of some virtual relationships.The next month, Meta and Kinzee moved to Colorado with Sean and Josie.
"We are each other's missing puzzle piece," said Sean, who is currently pursuing an associate's degree in IT information systems in real life but is a DJ in Utherverse.
According to a 2007 study, one in three MMORPG players have found themselves attracted to another player.
Of the 912 MMORPG players from 45 different countries who were polled, 42 percent of female and 26 percent of male players admitted that they were attracted to other players they met as avatars.
Given the long hours spent together on adventures, which can involve anything from a picnic on the floating rocks of Nagrand to slaying the two-headed, yellow-eyed, flaming-toothed Core Hound, he said, "[B]y the time you get them to hop off Vent" -- a plug-in that allows Wo W players to talk to one another -- "they are already sold. "We always say no." When Daniel Blackburn signs onto Second Life as Cody Bolero, an Adonis-like 26-year-old avatar (Blackburn declined to disclose his real age), he sees his online relationships as totally separate from his real relationship.
"I have been with my partner for 19 years," the Dallas native told Huff Post.
"That's kind of a big debate: some people view it as a game and other people don't, they see it as an extension of their lives," Mosel said.