Amazon predicts what books you'll like; Netflix suggests movies for you.Dating sites are, on some level, doing the same thing—just predicting who you'd like to date.I wrote it on a postcard I’d been using as a bookmark.
profiled a 37-year-old Japanese man who squired a body pillow bearing the likeness of a young anime character around town, referring to her as his "girlfriend." Some 2D lovers even juggle real wives and girlfriends alongside their inanimate partners.
Sean and Meta, 37 and 38, respectively, met as avatars.
They make up two of approximately seven million registered users of Utherverse, a 3D virtual world geared to an adult audience with a design that was inspired by Amsterdam’s red light district.
The Riselings also number among the many people who have found love through massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) such as Utherverse, World of Warcraft and Second Life.
According to a 2007 study, one in three MMORPG players have found themselves attracted to another player.