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Study show that World of Warcraft better for singles than online dating sites
Posted 3/27/12

Rina-San wrote:

Lol I prefer to be in person and know exactly who I'm talking to.


Talking to the person in real life doesn't change their ability to hide.
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Posted 3/27/12
Used to play WoW a lot. I can believe the median age is 32, heck, I'm almost there. The Warcraft franchise was created when I was a kid, followed it ever since. Several girls became interested in me on the game long ago, nothing ever came of any of it but I do know a couple that got married and a few others that "enjoyed" meeting each other.
Posted 3/27/12

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Rina-San wrote:

Lol I prefer to be in person and know exactly who I'm talking to.


Talking to the person in real life doesn't change their ability to hide.


Yeah my mate went to Scotland to meet this girl he met on WOW saying "she's so sweet" and when he got there she was the biggest psycho ever.
Posted 3/27/12 , edited 3/27/12

Rina-San wrote:

Yeah my mate went to Scotland to meet this girl he met on WOW saying "she's so sweet" and when he got there she was the biggest psycho ever.


Heard plenty of it from people meeting in pubs and stuff. Don't think it's web exclusive.

I believe it's a fair comparison to put this and online shopping side by side. The chances of getting a faulty product is about the same when buying online or in person.

But since humanity is conservatory and afraid of change, they'll always try to blame the new more. Can't blame ya, I usually do the same.
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Posted 3/27/12
I wonder if WOW logic in on line article has been researched beyond anecdotal. Did some degreed gamer or school researcher come up with a series of questions, double-blind study construct, stat analysis to arrive at hard, replicable facts or is this all cocktail hour conjecture? A common interest between 2 people can lead to nice possibilities as well as epic fail.

Using the logic stream from this on line site though, I wonder:

A few days after the bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima back in 1945 1 of the doctors who survived the Nagasaki blast noted that some of the patients who managed to stagger in for treatment to the on site makeshift hospital claimed their eyesight had improved since the blast but they were still feeling ill. Keep in mind this was before the public or medical staff understood radiation and its effects on Life. The doctor himself noticed that his eyesight had improved. He could see perfectly and no longer needed corrective lenses (which had been incinerated to gaseous state along with a lot of .... during the blast).

The passages outlined above were taken from a non-fiction 2010 book: The Last Train from Hiroshima: the Survivors look back, written by Charles Pellegrino, ISBN 978-0-8050-8796-3. The author painstakingly spent years researching the A-bomb history of Hiroshima and Nagasaki area as chronicled by both sides in fairness to both sides. It's a gripping read, something 1 does not forget after finishing the book. Very graphic also, not for the faint of heart.

Now, using the WOW idea or line of logic without replicable testing and results might we assume that those people who have less than perfect 20/20 eyesight would be better served to go visit an atomic proving ground site when testing is in session to experience amplified radiation doses rather than visit a qualified certified eye doctor that the rest of the population might opt for?

Is the radiation suggestion a far-fetched idea? You bet! And no more tongue-in-cheek suggestive than WOW gamers hitting it off as the best way to meet people. E-Harmony is run by degreed people who have spent years designing their interview questions for optimizing predictors that help potential candidates achieve success seeking another soul mate, life-partner, whatever. The results from their studies go beyond conjecture, tongue-in-cheek twaddle, or nuanced knavery.

Like anything posted online, and this post no is exception, use your own judgement about whether it's reality, puffery or fiction.
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Posted 3/27/12 , edited 3/27/12
Well, at least they all have one thing in common to start with, which is playing World of Warcraft. I know a couple who both play the game on a daily basis (actually, it's the only thing they're doing all day), so that makes me wonder if they really love each other, or just feel attracted to their virtual characteristics.

It has it's flaws, but every relationship does. Besides, who are we to judge love?
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Posted 3/27/12 , edited 3/27/12
Seems legit
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Posted 3/27/12
Makes sense. Dating sites are boring as hell.
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Posted 3/27/12
Nothing is sexier than telling your soulmate to stop standing in the #*&$in' fire!
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Posted 3/27/12
kinda makes sense i suppose
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Posted 3/27/12
Adrianne Curry divorced Christopher Knight and is dating a guild member publicly. LEEROOOY HHHJENKINS.
Posted 3/28/12
Wow, I never knew WoW existed.
Posted 3/28/12
Thats why I was never comfortable playing it around my girlfriend, hello temptation!

Posted 3/28/12
I have to say...I think this story is a bit of BS, possibly designed as a WoW promotional piece. I'm sure plenty of folks have dated people they met on WoW, but I have trouble believing it's that many.

Why? Because if there were that many, the article would have pointed it out. All the article says is that various couples in a relationship have both played WoW, and possibly make it part of their lives together. And it also says that many of these couples have gone 100+ miles to meet their current partner.

It says nothing about them meeting this person on WoW for the first time.

So in essence, this article says absolutely zero about actually finding someone to date while playing WoW, yet it feels like it can announce that WoW may be better for singles? Give me a break.

Pure PR/Fluff piece with no basis in reality.

Oh, and thanks for posting, Eclair-lumiere! It's good to know that you're still lowering the collective IQ of Crunchyroll!

But then again, maybe it's for the best...as long as you're still here, posting, everyone else will feel so much smarter. So keep up the good work, Creampie!
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Posted 3/28/12
Is not that just sooo sweet?
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