All rights reserved Couples who are thousands of miles apart can now find love via their computers. Using web cams, instant messaging, and even virtual worlds, couples who normally would not have ever met, are now meeting and falling in love.
Virtual worlds such as Second Life, give online dating a twist. Couples can go for a movie, grab a bite to eat, and snuggle up in front of a fire, all from the comfort of their living rooms and without even next to each other! There are limitations to online dating. The biggest part is being able to give that special someone a physical hug or looking into their eyes. I caught up with two friends of mine who are currently in a long distance online relationship. They met each other via World of Warcraft and have since joined Second Life.
I could meet someone in real life who could do harm to me. Both Mara and Steven web cam each and every day. They have exchanged their real life mobile information and are planning to meet later this summer. In the meantime, they fill their days with fun activities in both World of Warcraft and Second Life. I was quite interested in seeing that they take part in restaurants in Second Life and teleported to two restaurants they recommended.
The Pixel pot offers a full dining experience, complete with an avatar serving your meal. Avatars are seated and go through an entire roleplay experience. The restaurant offered a variety of dining options and was affordable. The second restaurant, the Bella Bistro, is located in the Second Norway sims. This restaurant was free to use and while it did not have live servers, a couple could still sit down and dine.
The location was quite with a great view. Another favorite activity that both Mara and Steven loved to partake in, was watching movies. They each have Netflix accounts and will watch the same movie at the same time or will find a movie online.
They also watch movies in Second Life. This theater shows many vintage and classic sci fi films, free of charge. Of course online dating would not be dating without dancing.
One such place is the BlueFox Butterfly Ballroom. The BlueFox Butterfly Ballroom is an unstaffed romantic ballroom which has three beautiful rooms and free couples as well as singles dances. It is the perfect setting for a romantic night out. Back from my teleporting around Second Life, I asked Mara and Steven about the odds of online dating. Take the time to know the other person and see what they are about.