But talking together under a virtual tree does give people an opportunity to get to know each other before they ever meet in person — and before they ever put themselves in danger of physical violence.It's not foolproof — daters still face risk when they meet in person.
While all the data used in the infographic might not be 100% correct it does prove to be an interesting read.
Check it out after the break and let us know what you think.
Any of you who have tried both MMOs and dating websites have an opinion of your own?
It’s time to unsubscribe to that online dating service and pick up an MMO instead.
According to an infographic from the folks over at (page has been removed since) – gamers get girls.
Here’s why: the top internet dating site is e Harmony with about 1 million members and World of Warcraft has about 12 million members – and we all know a wider pool usually translates into higher chances of getting someone.People spend more time gaming than on a dating website, and according to a survey on Wo W players – 74.7% are dating someone else who plays the game.The folks at Online University have put together some statistics about gaming and online dating, and it seems like (surprise! Plus, as the graphic points out, "Battling demons and trolls with a girl is a bigger rush than grabbing coffee with her."Click to enlarge!When players aren't battling monsters, their avatars are exploring fantastical landscapes (lush jungles, snowy forests, misty beaches), where they can meet and gab via the game's instant message feature, or through voice communication software. Hours evaporated as they discussed everything from their families to their futures. Langman realized that while she was in the fictional world of Azeroth, she was also on a date. Bentley found a quiet spot for their avatars to sit.Virtual communication has its risks — most notably, people can conceal things about themselves that might become obvious in a physical meeting.