If traditional online dating sites like Match.com and OKCupid are too detached and cold—what with their prude winks and snoozy, nice-to-meet-you messages—you may be in luck. Why not give adult virtual dating a try? Online Dating For Real Geeks Only
With RedLightSocialCenter.com you can hop into the cartoon body of a porn star, mingle in sex clubs with other singles and even instruct your Double-D breasted avatar to hop on stage and perform a strip tease for your future soul mate sitting behind his computer. What's more old-school romantic then that? Virtually Getting To Know You
Named after Amsterdam's Red Light District (but of course!), this dating site hopes to take the online nice-to-meet you experience one step further by assigning users a body and a menu of racy date activities. You can go to erotic art openings, browse sex toys, go lingerie shopping and watch smutty videos together.
Wow. Beats coffee on Sunday afternoon, no? Who needs to know favorite authors or movies when you've double-clicked your way through dildos and crotchless panties together? My Computer Made Me Gay
Cheap shots aside, according to a recent article in The Washington Post the site did make at least one seemingly solid love connection. Jill Stewman, who lived in Portland, Ore. and Algie Bhoomz, who lived Montclair, N.J. met on the site and after a virtual wedding (that brought users on the virtual yacht to "tears") moved in together this year. Long Distance Relationship Tech Tips
"It didn't really give me a chance to get really nervous and freak out," Stewman says. "I just went to the airport and got him."
"It was just like it was on the phone or on the game," he says. "We had spent so much time together between the game, Skype, the phone and all that, that we pretty much knew everything about each other."
We wonder if the same dating rules apply in this virtual sex playground? As in, how many virtual dates do couples generally go on before having virtual sex? And how many people log on to explore and not actually "meet someone"?