How many people do you know that got engaged or found a girlfriend or boyfriend online? Over the years, and as virtual worlds and technology progresses, virtual love and long distance relationships are growing and growing.
People are starting to spend more time online than offline and that shows on their interactions (mainly done online).
This article will try to point you out on the right direction to satisfy those social needs you don't have time to pay attention to anymore :) Moove is a German Virtual World that aims to provide smooth and interactive 3D avatar chatting and dating simulation.
So, it works a bit like a chat room with a 3D engine powering up your virtual depiction of yourself.
Your rooms and land are free and you can even decorate them offline!
Sir Richard Branson created AWOMO (A World of My Own) to try to take off SL from it's undisputed leadership post.
Virgin Games also own 20% of this venture, so you should definitely lay an eye on this one.
The graphics are sweet and well worked on, and the features should be nice too - I say should because I didn't had the chance to try it yet. Granted that its graphics are not something awesome and otherworldly, but it's made in China and we all know that "Made In China" quickly propagates (joking :p) China's Government will probably censor it a bit, but it's a platform that will quickly grow due to its local popularity. The good thing is that social interactions are pretty encouraged, and people can't fly or teleport, so they have to take public transports or walk - which encourages interactions too. You have to take care because "profanities" will get you banned... Kaneva is quickly gaining popularity - and why is that?
Overall it resembles a poorly executed second life, but it isn't as expensive to work with. Well, for starters its a good social and dating sim, so this alone makes it a good pick for all kinds of people. In secondlife you have to pay around 6 bucks a week or get a premium account!
Next up we got some perks that Second Life and other platforms would never think about giving you. If you're looking for a cheaper SL alternative, look no further.
What can I say about Utherverse - well it's netting out more than million in revenue, so it's pretty big.
The most popular place on Utherverse is the Red Light Center (yeah, based on the redlight district on Amsterdam).
This game is as close to a dating service as could be, and it's rated adult. a Month.... The virtual world is created using Cry Tek software and it's pretty smooth with all it's outside widget integration, like flash. SL Staff are starting to defect to their ranks, how will this play out?
no it's not the price of the game, or the price of a house.... IMVU is all about chatting and building relationships, so It's on the third spot of my online dating sim worlds list.