Dating and relationships have changed a great deal over the years, and this mutation has increased in frequency and amplitude in the wake of social media and online communities, many centered around Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Games (MMORPGs).
We now have a growing number of people having online “relationships” where they’re “dating” people they’ve never even seen, much less met in person!
The Guild’s Do You Wanna Date My Avatar, featuring Felicia Day, sums up the disturbing situation with aplomb, style, and just the right amount, in my rarely humble opinion, of sarcasm-laced humor.
Do You Want To Date My Avatar? Gods! I Hope and Pray Not
Truly, this online dating 2.0 where the participants have never seen each other and conduct their “affairs” solely through the interactions between their avatars leaves me in the position of not knowing whether to laugh or bang my head against the wall.
And how much more bizarre is it going to get now that they’ve developed the Kinect!?! 😯