Dating for Avatars: Virtual World Next Island Offers Virtual Dating Advice

Dating and relationship expert J from the popular website Geek’s Dream Girl ( will be live in Next Island’s Crystal Resort as avatar dating coach, Metis, answering players’ questions on life and love. J has written extensively on dating and romance, and, with Geek’s Dream Girl, she’s helped hundreds of online daters find love.

Next Island is a free-to-play virtual world, allowing player avatars to pursue their dreams from virtual professions to time travel.“By focusing on virtual dating, we’re offering just one more way Next Islanders can live their dreams,” says Next Island’s founder David Post.

“We’re excited to be connecting with single geeks in the virtual world of Next Island,” says Geek’s Dream Girl founder, E. Foley.“It’s just another way for us to reach out and affect the lives– virtual or real– of our community.”

Metis will be available to answer players’ questions on Monday and Wednesdays, from 5pm to 7pm EST, in Next Island’s Crystal Resort.

About Next Island:

Next Island is a free-to-download and free-to-play virtual world developed on the Entropia Universe platform. Founded in New York by David Post, Next Island attracts casual online gamers and passionate MMOG players alike with its unique blend of gameplay, story and real cash economy. For more information please go to NextIsland . com or follow us on Twitter @nextisland.

About Geek’s Dream Girl:

Geek’s Dream Girl ( is a small business focusing on online dating profile writing for geeks, by geeks. Their copywriters know how to make geeks shine and attract the perfect match. Geek’s Dream Girl believes geeks are passionate, intelligent, and fun people and that every geek deserves to have a partner that supports their interests, even if they do not participate in them. They offer a wide variety of dating support services, a monthly newsletter, and a private matchmaking service. For more information please go to or follow us on Twitter @geeksdreamgirl.

About MindArk&Entropia Universe:

Entropia Universe is an expanding entity of interoperable 3D virtual worlds based on the proprietary Entropia Platform. Each virtual world takes the form of a planet(s) within the virtual Entropia Universe. The Entropia Platform contains full support for secure micro-transactions in real-time, rich media viewing, transactions with real and virtual items, MMOG entertainment and social interaction between global participants. Its virtual currency, the PED, has a fixed exchange rate of 10:1 with the US dollar. Commercially launched in 2003, MindArk’s first world, Planet Calypso, has been generating profit since 2004 and it has today over 900,000 registered accounts from over 200 territories.


Meg Stivison, Social Media and Player Experience



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