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A couple of years ago, a young man lived in a town not far from the capital. Not too young, and not too old, he was in his 30s. His life was not too bad, and not too good either: he served in the army, graduated from the institute, got a non-binding engineering degree. He and his friends set up their own company, but their business did not work out.

He came to work at the local TV center, and there were plenty of radio friends there. And so he stayed there, and it must be said that he liked the work, and he was promoted to the position of a leading specialist, and he was appreciated at work, and he earned good money by local standards.

In his personal life he was… Well, somehow, it worked out, too. He married and lived with his wife for nearly ten years, and again I have to tell you that it was not too good, but not too bad either. But they did, and then they split up. After some time alone, the young man found (or was found) another girl, and even married her. But, as it turns out, even when they are very good, separately, two people, friends and colleagues, are still far from being a happy family.

In his personal life he was… Well, somehow, it worked out, too. He married and lived with his wife for nearly ten years, and again I have to tell you that it was not too good, but not too bad either. But they did, and then they split up. After some time alone, the young man found (or was found) another girl, and even married her. But, as it turns out, even when they are very good, separately, two people, friends and colleagues, are still far from being a happy family.

And then one day an acquaintance showed him an online game, and our young man at first was very skeptical about such a pastime, even laughed at his colleague, accusing him of being unserious and so on. Then, after watching his friend, and basically giving in to his entreaties, he got himself a character, and little by little began to play.

As time went on, he liked the game more and more, or rather, not the game itself, but what was behind it. And behind his opponents in battle were not faceless bots, but very real people, good and not so good. The young man got used to the game, he had friends, friends with whom he could not only and not so much wave a virtual weapon, but also communicate, help with something and get at least a kind companion in return.

During this time there was not much change in his real life, except that he was finally convinced that his second marriage was clearly not working out. He was not inclined to blame his wife, and fortunately she did not blame him. But no more than that.

On one now memorable day in the game chat, he was approached by a girl, talking about his clan, and how you can join it. He had a lot of the usual conversations he had every day. However, from just a few phrases our hero realized that today’s interlocutor is noticeably different from the mass of its swagger-ugly young brethren, with whom he had already become accustomed to run into in the game. It was evident in the manner and the right style of writing, and in that elusive aura of genuine feminine charm, which probably knows every representative of the stronger sex who has reached a certain age.

In general, not surprisingly, after a few days, they are in full contact with each other in the game and in the “asse”, began to exchange photos, and then call back very often. And the more they talked and got to know each other, the stronger the feeling grew in everyone that this chance encounter meant something real and real. The feeling grew into thoughts, thoughts grew into words, and words, thank God, grew into deeds.

And so, nearly a year ago, they both came almost simultaneously to a town near Moscow, where, as agreed, they met for the first time in their lives. In spite of all their doubts and worries, it was surprisingly simple and easy, as if two very old friends met after a long separation.

Omitting the details of everyday life, inconveniences and all the other pleasures encountered by people in such situations, I will say that after staying with relatives, they rented an apartment in the same town, our hero eventually found a job at a TV channel in the capital, and hopes that he has some prospect there.

In personal relationships, it should be noted that they managed to overcome the crisis that inevitably happens after the first rapturously happy days of life together, and which is the first strict examiner for “young” and not very couples for the maturity and depth of their feelings.

What will happen to our heroes next – time will tell, as always, but the young man has never regretted what he had done.

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  • 07/16/2021

    I also once met a guy in a game, we corresponded for a long time, but we never met. I regret it a little bit, but I can’t get it back.

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  • 07/19/2021

    Beautifully written. I have heard many stories of happy marriages of people who met in online games, chat rooms or social networks. It’s not fashionable to meet in a library or theater these days.

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