Decked out in matching jeans, cowboy hats and black boots, they had their real wedding in July 2010 in front of Sean's family and a justice of the peace in a small church in Colorado.
Their avatar wedding occurred eight months earlier, however.
It’s a time-efficient way of interacting, and it also doubles as a safer practice for folks hesitant to meet strangers in person. According to the developers behind v Time, they look a lot like the ones we currently have in real life.
v Time is a service where mobile VR users can meet up and interact with each other while in the same room.
According to a 2007 study, one in three MMORPG players have found themselves attracted to another player.
Of the 912 MMORPG players from 45 different countries who were polled, 42 percent of female and 26 percent of male players admitted that they were attracted to other players they met as avatars.
The next month, Meta and Kinzee moved to Colorado with Sean and Josie.
"We are each other's missing puzzle piece," said Sean, who is currently pursuing an associate's degree in IT information systems in real life but is a DJ in Utherverse.
Over the next few weeks, they would go to amusement parks, take walks along the beach, tour architecturally-interesting houses and stay up through the night talking.But what if people in the military could visit their families in a virtual space rather than through webcam?What if we could make things safer for single people to meet with strangers and feel out their personality before jumping right into a date?But the Riselings and many other couples have found that their avatar attraction extended far beyond the computer screen."We turned on our cameras on Skype because our daughters wanted to meet each other," Meta told The Huffington Post.