WoW was released around the time that I reconnected with an old friend from high school. He introduced me to the game and the two of us spent our relationship playing the game, working on computer upgrades and enjoying friends we met in the virtual environment. We started a guild together, got engaged and then married. Our guild was a part of every event in our lives together, including the birth of our daughter. They were the first to know when I was in labor. My husband was sleeping and I wanted him to be well rested before waking him to go to the hospital so I labored while questing with online guildmates chatting over vent. I breast fed while raiding (had to heal my hubby tank) and let our little girl babble over vent while she was learning to talk. Our four year old knows all the basics of game play and can name every character/race/class in the game. While our play time has slowed in pace throughout our relationship with the addition of t-ball, dance classes and trips to the park it has remained an ever present place in our hearts that has entwined itself in our lives forever. Good times and bad we will have each other and World of Warcraft in our lives.
I met my boyfriend through WoW. I was in his guild for a short while as a social member back in TBC, but it was first much later we started talking. In 2010 I joined their guild again but this time as a raider. Their tradition was to arrange 2-3 guild meetings a year, so that's where we met, so we started talking and playing together, met on the next guild meetings and just liked to be together. Everything just as friends before we later realized it was something more and yeah, now he's my boyfriend. We still play together in the same guild and we actually live quite far away from each other so the game kinda keeps us together in a way, like we can do stuff together even though we're actually miles apart.But the whole guild is very close, especially those of us who have been there a while or know each other years back, so I hope we'll keep in touch even if or when we stop playing.
I met my other half in World of Warcraft. My guild and his would pair up to run instances and BGs. We spent months and months questing, raiding and pvp'ing together and we slowly started to realize that we had many RL interests in common. We decided to meet offline and now, 4 years later, we are the proud parents of a beautiful 10 month old little girl! He is the love of my life, a wonderful father and the best arena partner a girl could ask for!- Edited for grammar and spelling :P
In World of Warcraft, I met my wife on Lightninghoof. We struck up some completely random RP as tauren in Bloodhoof Village and found out that we had SO MUCH in common (not just WoW), and started talking to each other. She lived in Iowa, and I was in Texas. We had a year long over-the-phone relationship before we finally decided to step it up a level. So I moved to Iowa with her, and now we're married and living happily together! We're going to have our first child in April, and we plan on naming her after my wife's RP name in WoW: Alina.
I met my now fiance on WoW. A friend of mine made a new toon on a different server, so I followed him. Got invited to a guild and started talking to these new guildies. Well really started talking to the GM. After spending many many night talking, I realized we had so much in common. The only problem we realized is that I lived in MN and he was in VA. After a few more months of dating long distance, I packed up my apartment and moved to VA to be with him. The best part is when we went to Blizzcon he proposed to me while we were out in Cali. So here I am with the man of my dreams that I can share the same love of WoW and each other.
I met my husband in an online virtual game called Second Life. We actually got married in that game and met in real life after only 2 months. We moved in together immediately and he quickly introduced me to World of Warcraft. I'm pretty sure his plan was to get me addicted so he could play as much as he wanted without me asking him to log off. And it worked! Over the years our relationship has been spent playing Rift, Aeon, World of Warcraft, the new Star Wars MMO and TONS of console games. It's been almost 4 years since we met online and we just got married last year. We are currently working on our first baby together and I've already bought the little unborn gamer a onesie with the words "My daddy is a better gamer than your daddy". Our relationship has been heavily surrounded by video games so I figure why fight it?
Each of my ex's has taken part in gaming with me in WoW. Though it was more of a passtime for us rather than a building experience, I still enjoy the memories.
I met my fiance in a gaming store in the mall. Needless to say, we hit it off instantly and gaming has been a huge part of our lives together. When we first started dating, I didn't like the idea of MMORPGs. One of my ex-boyfriends had tried to show me EverQuest, but it wasn't for me. My fiance and I both played lots of games, but we actually didn't play many of the same games. I liked RPGs, he was more fond of shooters and other fast paced games. After dating for a couple months, we both started playing Guild Wars with a few friends. I liked the RPG-ness of it, he liked the social aspect. After a few months of playing Guild Wars, another friend talked him into trying out World of Warcraft, he liked it pretty much immediately. I was unsure of paying every month for a game, but he talked me into at least making a character on his trial account and I instantly got hooked. We got two accounts shortly thereafter and started leveling two undead together, his a warrior, mine a warlock. We felt unbeatable. We explored all of Azeroth together, loving every minute. Burning Crusade and later Wrath of the Lich King came out and we explored Outland and Northrend together, just the two of us. World of Warcraft helped us keep together when we were faced with difficult times. To be honest, I would not be surprised if we hadn't lasted these nine years without it. When he asked me to marry him, our guild were some of the first people I told.
Woot, woot, woot. Best of luck setting the new record guys! One day i'll find a girl to explore the digital universe with! . . .man i hope she doesn't turn out to be a fat bald guy!
I loved reading these comments, on how online gaming brought people love, friendship, happiness (and mortgages, haha.).My love monkey and I have been together for 6, almost 7, years. We have a child together (who games as well) and we play WoW. We actually don't play WoW together, he would raid or pvp and I am the achievement #$%^& in the family. We played WoW for different reasons, and that worked well for us. When we weren't living together, WoW allowed us to still keep in touch. Online gaming has also had the opposite effect. We've gotten close to breaking up because BOTH of us had become addicted to WoW. Right now, he's a little addicted to Star Wars: The Old Republic. But, we're older now and I'm okay with it. He knows when to turn it off.To me, online gaming can be a curse and a blessing. When we fought, we always found it easy to talk through WoW or AIM, because you aren't using your voice. You can't yell at the other person and you can SEE what you're saying. Many times we would fight and get on WoW to calm down and it would lead to us talking again, and it would lead to me realizing that I was in the wrong. So gaming may have broken us up, but it's always helped us get back together. :)I love him and I'm glad we have the gaming in our lives.
This seems like an awesome idea. Shame I'm not too interested in marrying anyone...yet.
My husband started playing WoW, his first MMOG, right before we got married. I'd sworn off them after long stints in EQ and CoH and was dreading the effect this would have on our time together...until I made a character on his account. We each spent some time (just some! not all!) playing WoW on our honeymoon, and were both perfectly happy about it. In fact, that was three years ago, but this past fall we took another trip and wished we'd brought a pc....
I met my husband in Wow, through a friend of mine, and his then flatmate. We started off just talking and hanging out in game, with him helping me to finally level my priest to 60. Eventually, we traded emails and phone numbers. I was going through a bad break up, and couldn't talk about it with my "real life" friends, as they were all mutual friends with my ex, so I'd pour my heart out to him in texts, and over Skype. Eventually, we realised we'd gone further than friendship - and then the real fun began. After 4 years of visits between Aus and the US, and even an in game wedding when ours was delayed, his visa was finally granted in 2010, and we were married in June that year.
I had created a new account for WoW back in 2008 and had stopped playing after I moved back home from college (too busy working). I overheard someone talking about WoW and thought I should give it a try again. She convinced my borther to create a character on her server and so did I. About a year later we started hanging out more and more. Both in WoW and out, going to the movies with friends and out to a diner near where we worked. At the end of 2009, right after Christmas, I asked her out and we are still going out. I love her so much. We still play together almost everyday, when we aren't hanging out together.
My wife has never been a gamer, but she understands the hobby I've had for 29 years and as long as I check myself and my gaming, give her plenty of attention, and ensure I'm getting my work done, she couldn't care less what I do in my free time. Without gaming, I would probably go crazy. I'm thankful that I have someone who understands my addiction rather than crucifying me for it.
I was the one that convinced my fiancé to try WoW... It took a while.He still doesn't love it as much as i do, but we often play together on weekends. He wants to run old raids, I'm after achievements... It's awesome because whatever adventure we embark onto, we always have a lot of fun together.He even somehow managed to make me like PvP (that's quite an anchievement, I assure you)! ;DWhen we first met, WotLK had just been released and he later told me he was fascinated by how passionately I was able to talk about something, even though he didn't know and didn't care about the game at all. <3So yeah, WoW is something cheaper - and more interactive - for us to do on weekends instead of going to the movies. ;)
The fact that I'm into online dating is what laid the foundation for my relationship with my husband. I met him when I was 16, and I mentioned how I was a huge nerd and loved playing World of Warcraft. Two years later when we hooked up, that was how we first started spending time together was hanging out at his place and playing WoW.
My wife and I met in WoW some 3-4 years ago. When we met? We were literally across the continent from one another (Some ~3400 miles or ~5600 km), and in different countries. Thru something as simple as an online role playing game, we got to know one another, and just about a year ago decided to give a relationship a shot. Hours of random playing around, hanging out on Skype, and learning about one another even more than the previous years led to me flying out there to meet her for the first time in April. Now? We're happily married, I've applied for citizenship in Canada, and things are looking amazing.To sum up: As a direct result of WoW and online gaming in general, I'm now married, moved to another country and across the continent, and most importantly, I'm now likely the happiest gamer on the planet (according to a recent poll of... me).Oh yea, and we still play a variety of games together. What brought us together remains a part of our lives!(And to top it all off, I'm entering this contest not to win a pet for myself, but to win one for her. Go figure.)
I ended up in my first relationship because of minecraft
I met my boyfriend in WoW almost 4 years ago. And even separated by 9000 miles we formed a bond strong enough to take the next step and take our relationship into real life. I am thankful to this game for letting me find the person I love.