My best friend got the original Sims game when it came out in 2000, and I remember staying up late with her playing it for hours.
It was so much fun being able to create our own world where we could be whoever we wanted to be and do whatever we wanted to do.
Today, there are a ton of other simulator games besides The Sims, especially in terms of dating.
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.
You can get a really good sense for a person by going on a virtual date or a virtual meet-up to chat online with new friends.
If the person is funny, they will make you laugh, if they are interesting they will capture your attention, if they are boring well, as you are online in a virtual situation you dont have to sit through the date or virtual chat to make new friends online.
Members can listen to music, play conversation provoking games etc., in a 3D virtual reality with animated entertainment and online games with minimal work.
Of course going on a virtual date or virtual chat, to meet-up with friends online, is less time consuming and emotionally straining than meeting every person who seems perfect in a profile.