An argument can be made that technology is causing us to lose the whole ‘human connection‘, especially when it comes to relationships. You know, since it eliminates the whole face-to-face thing as well as voice interaction? Well, lately there’s been an argument forming on the other side of things, thanks in large part to the popular iPhone game ‘Words With Friends.‘ A game that’s all about forming words a la Scrabble is, believe it or not, helping to form some relationships, too.
That’s right, apparently playing the game has helped some people find love. In case you’re not familiar: the game gives you the option of chatting with the person with whom you’re playing. Whether it’s someone you know or a random user the game selected for you, users have been engaging in conversations that go beyond scrabble tactics. What’s even more interesting is that through these conversations they’re exchanging e-mails and Skype account information and actually trying to get to know each other. So much so that the numbers say one out of every 10 players has hooked up with a person they’ve played. Does that shock you? [via Huffington Post]
While some people are calling it luck that they happened to get matched with their opponent, one of the creators is taking it a step further and declaring it ‘fate.’ These users did happen to start playing at the same time, right? However you look at it, the whole idea seems kind of creepy to me. Embarking on a relationship with someone you’ve never met — but with all the dating sites out there, is this really that much different?
So what’s the verdict? Would you ever consider a relationship that started from Words With Friends? Or if it felt right in the moment, would you just go with it?