Top 10 Online Dating Games: Date Simulation on Virtual Worlds

Updated on November 28, 2016
SecondLife Screenshot
SecondLife Screenshot

Finding Love Online: A Growing Phenomenon

How many people do you know that got engaged or found a girlfriend or boyfriend online? Have you done it yourself?

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 anyone :)

10 - Moove - 3D Chat and Dating

Moove is a German Virtual World that aims to provide smooth and interactive 3D avatar chatting and dating simulation.

Unlike some other virtual worlds, it isn't based on a world itself, but it works more on a "room basis", think habbo hotel style - you walk room to room and interact inside those rooms.

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!

9 - A World of My Own - An SL Alternative?

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. Will do soon!

8 - HiPiHi - Censored

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.

Overall it resembles a poorly executed second life, but it isn't as expensive to work with.

7 - Meet Me - The Japanese Wonder

Why a wonder? The Japanese game's graphics KILL Second Life!

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.

The bad thing? You have to take care because "profanities" will get you banned... so, be a good boy/girl.

6 - Kaneva - 2D and 3D

Kaneva is quickly gaining popularity - and why is that?

Well, for starters its a good social and dating sim, so this alone makes it a good pick for all kinds of people. Next up we got some perks that SecondLife and other platforms would never think about giving you.

You can have a FREE HOUSE for instance.... isn't it neat? In secondlife you have to pay around 6 bucks a week or get a premium account!

If you're looking for a cheaper SL alternative, look no further.

5 - Utherverse - 3D Dating and Adult Rated

What can I say about Utherverse - well it's netting out more than $10 million in revenue, so it's pretty big.

The most popular place on Utherverse is the RedLight 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.

4 - Blue Mars - Created on CryEngine

$30 a Month.... no it's not the price of the game, or the price of a house.... it's the price of a whole CITY!

This sure is a plus! The virtual world is created using CryTek software and it's pretty smooth with all it's outside widget integration, like flash.

Another interesting point? SL Staff are starting to defect to their ranks, how will this play out?

3 - IMVU - The fastest growing runner-up

IMVU is all about chatting and building relationships, so It's on the third spot of my online dating sim worlds list.

It's growing fast and one could argue that's a virtual world - it's more like a chat client! You can create content there too and earn money - plus you earn some free credits when you register.

Try it out and take your own conclusions!

Star Wars fans like me love this image :p
Star Wars fans like me love this image :p

2 - Sony Playstation Home - On the MMORPG Category

It promises to be the biggest competitor of SecondLife and it is pretty similar.

Now, let me be pretty blunt about it:

If you are a Woman: This will be the best place for you, lots of interesting and smart guys out here and there are not so many pervs and creeps as on SL. Graphics are way better than second life and as this world is young, it will keep getting better!

If you are a Man: Basically get out *laugs* It's for PS3, so there are almost no women there. Not lots of girls have PS3 or like to spend their time there, it's bad news but well... there are not enough ladies out there.

1 - SecondLife - The Leader!

It's the leader. It has got graphics, variety, content, and numbers!

This is THE place to date and find love online. You'll definitely have a good time with this one - there are areas rated as general, mature and adult and you can virtually do whatever you want!

It allows you to earn money too, as SecondLife currency is easily converted to USD.

I advise you to try it... who knows, maybe your soul mate is there!

Conclusion on Virtual Love

So, summing up, there are a lot of options when it comes to online worlds and dating sims.

Why did I pick virtual worlds for my top 10 dating sims list? Well because even though there are awesome single player dating sims out there, you don't want to flirt with a machine now do you?

Virtual Worlds are a plus because you will interact with real people and guys - SecondLife has more women than men, so take a peek there.

Any doubt about any of this? Leave me a comment.

Cheers and Good Gaming!

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