But the Riselings and many other couples have found that their avatar attraction extended far beyond the computer screen.
"We turned on our cameras on Skype because our daughters wanted to meet each other," Meta told The Huffington Post.
has been thrust into the spotlight after being featured by Kotaku.
The appearance of a Tumblr blog designed to highlight some of the game's most bizarre replies has also raised the game's profile.
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.
One user claims their virtual boyfriend has discussed the "illegal substances he likes to take" and "the size of his manhood (when I asked him his name)".
The reviewer continues, "..should really come with some age restrictions as it is pure filth."Crossing a line?
According to a 2007 study, one in three MMORPG players have found themselves attracted to another player.
Of the 912 MMORPG players from 45 different countries who were polled, 42 percent of female and 26 percent of male players admitted that they were attracted to other players they met as avatars.