World of Warcraft: Finding love with an online avatar

08/27/2014

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-28096127

 

1 July 2014 Last updated at 16:09 BST

 

The stereotype of a computer gamer is of a single man playing alone in his bedroom or basement.

But the reality is that women also play - and get obsessed with - massive multi-player online role-playing games. And thanks to technology it no longer has to be an isolating experience.

Molly and Pete lived hundreds of miles apart in the US and would probably have never met were it not for their shared obsession with World of Warcraft. Now they're married.

They spoke to the BBC about the stigma of finding real-life love in an imaginary universe.

Produced for the BBC by Ian Connors of 8 Rivers Films

Living Online is a series of video features published every Tuesday on the BBC News website which look at how technology converges with culture and all aspects of our daily lives.

 

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