Is ‘World of Warcraft’ the future of online dating?

Is ‘World of Warcraft’ the future of online dating?

The New York Times has profiled couples who met while playing “World of Warcraft” – the massively popular online role-playing game – and the article comes off as a good argument for why “WoW” and games like it are far better places to meet people than online dating sites.

Reporter Stephanie Rosenbloom explains how various couples met, got to know each other and fell in love in the digital land of Azeroth.

But it’s not just a numbers game when it comes to matters of the heart. Rosenbloom’s article highlights some very good reasons why stories of online gamer love are increasingly common.

Forget Match, eHarmony, OkCupid or whatever online dating service you might turn to in hopes of meeting the love of your life (or at least someone you can stand long enough to hang out with for a week or two)

She interviewed Ramona Pringle, an interactive producer for the PBS project “Digital Nation,” and Pringle points out the game requires players to work together. (more…)

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