The twice-divorced single father proposed on Christmas Eve, and the couple married after Meta, who now works at a local junior high school's lunchroom and coaches the cheer squad while maintaining her job as a wedding planner in Utherverse, had finalized her own divorce.Sean and Meta now celebrate two wedding anniversaries."People will send me pictures of their [real] kids. Mosel created Av Match, a dating profile site similar to or Ok Cupid for users' Second Life avatars.

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Avatars do not have to split half their earnings and possessions in divorce settlements. He has been in over 20 relationships via World of Warcraft, and many of them have evolved beyond the game into the physical world. With so many users, there has been plenty of opportunity to meet women.""We receive subpoenas where lawyers ask for stills of say, a husband’s avatar with other women on Utherverse, because they consider it cheating," Utherverse founder Brian Schuster said.

From users hiding their real-life marriages from their Second Life spouses (and their Second Life marriages from their real spouses) to people signing in as multiple avatars -- male and female -- to couples finding real love, Mosel has seen it all. He describes virtual dating as the ultimate way to meet women. "We always say no."When Daniel Blackburn signs onto Second Life as Cody Bolero, an Adonis-like 26-year-old avatar (Blackburn declined to disclose his real age), he sees his online relationships as totally separate from his real relationship.

"I'd have notes from women, and if I wasn't interested I'd feel just horrible ... Its premium unlimited package, which allows members to reach out to as many avatars as they want, costs 1425 lindens (units of Second Life currency) a month, which translates to $5.25.

While some members post only their avatars -- a perfected image of an often-idealized self -- others post pictures of their offline selves and make it clear that they see dating on Second Life as equivalent to dating in real life."That's kind of a big debate: some people view it as a game and other people don't, they see it as an extension of their lives," Mosel said.

Sean and Meta, 37 and 38, respectively, met as avatars.

They make up two of approximately seven million registered users of Utherverse, a 3D virtual world geared to an adult audience with a design that was inspired by Amsterdam’s red light district.

Sean and Meta Jo Riseling first met on the dance floor of a club in July 2009.

Pushed together by mutual friends, the two instantly hit it off and a few dances (plus a couple rounds of body shots) later, they went home together.

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."We turned on our cameras on Skype because our daughters wanted to meet each other," Meta told The Huffington Post.