So you know that the avatar you are talking to is a 40 year old man from Nottingham and that he is up for a long-term relationship, making it easier to take the romance off-line when you decide you want to.
Membership is £49.99 for the year or £9.99 a month We interviewed Jay on video below – he gives us a bit more info about the site…
Due to a legal dispute that DMA is not able to afford, it is with great sadness that in two weeks the Date My website service will be shut down indefinitely.
As some of you may know, Date My Avi has never been about making money.
With the strapline “First Date, Second Life” – Plz Say Yes is a dating site with a twist – the twist being that instead of meeting and dating people in the Starbucks down the road, you get to meet them in the virtual world of Second Life. the idea is that after getting to know each other on Second Life you meet up with them in the real world and that love that started sitting on a virtual beach could end up in true love forever.
Research from Harvard suggests that people who get to know each other online first are more likely to have longer and more successful relationships.
We got Jay Sumra the founder of Plz Say Yes into the office to tell us why he thinks the unusual mixtures of web profiles, virtual dating and real life are a winning combination.
Why Plz Say Yes and Second Life dating is better than normal online dating 1) You get to know people better if you *do* stuff with them.
Jay told us that interacting with someone through avatars lets you get to know much better.
It’s more visual and exciting than just virtual chat 2) Safer – instead of meeting up with someone after a few instant messenger chats, you spend more time online with them in Second Life so you get to know them better before making the jump to a real relationship.
Why Plz Say Yes is better than just virtual romance 1) You know the people you are up for meeting up in real life.
The idea is that you start off from the Plz Say Yes site – which works like a normal dating site with pictures, info and descriptions about what people are up for.