Virtual dating love
“[These apps] give me a chance to hide away from my real life, in which I don’t have a boyfriend,” Mook says.
“And by playing these games, it hurts nobody.”Yuna, a programmer who lives in the suburbs of Tokyo (we’ve changed her name here), has been playing virtual romance games since a friend introduced her to Nameless—The One Thing You Must Recall, an app made by Cheritz, a South Korean gaming company.
Mook spends time with her boyfriend, Scorpio, every week.
Handsome and mysterious, with dark hair falling askew over one eye, Scorpio can be a bit abrasive, haunted as he is by a turbulent childhood that makes intimacy difficult.
VR and gaming may offer the most dramatic shifts, however, especially as the suspension of disbelief improves and biological responses develop.
I assumed this was a pool of potential baes who wanted exactly what I wanted – a convenient method of dating multiple singles while ultimately zeroing in on that one final match.
In order for their relationship to progress, Mook must continually download Star-Crossed Myth and its sequels.
When she is not engaging with Scorpio, she is often flirting with another of her virtual boyfriends, all of whom are available, at all times, in the palm of her hand.
Melissa is a writer from Long Beach, California who aims to bring out the humour and horror in modern day dating.
She knows the struggle is real and never ceases the opportunity to laugh about it.Follow me on Instagram: @melizzard4 Follow me on Wordpress: https://ladyfinger.blog/ When I swiped into a “virtual relationship”, it wasn’t by choice.