In addition to social media, it’s fascinating to know that many people have also been making good use of the online game streaming platforms to expand their social circle, or in some cases, to find a significant other! Is this a norm for the younger generation nowadays?
As seen in the video posted by a female streamer known as Girin on her TikTok, she shared with her followers about meeting her BF in person for the first time. The couple has been dating for almost a year, after they first met through the “PlayerUnknown’s Battleground (PUBG)” game online.
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As seen in the 17-second clip, the gamer could be seen approaching his partner, who was waiting for her arrival at a bus terminal located in Muar, Johor. “Dating on PUBG for 11 months. But today, we meet each other for the first time,” the girl remarked. The guy in the video was also spotted wringing his hands anxiously, before turning around after Girin poked him on his arm.
Despite going viral on TikTok, the social media video has ended up receiving unfavourable remarks from local netizens. In this case, some of them are of the opinion that these online streaming platforms are among the main causes of broken relationships. One commentator shared, “(PUBG is) a game that will end up ruining your marriage, or even will backfire on you someday. Be very careful.”
On a lighter note, there were also a few veteran gamers who left humorous comments on the replies section. They pointed out that they still haven’t found a soulmate even though most of them have been active on PUBG for several years. Read what they said here:
At the time of writing, Girin’s TikTok post has amassed over 3.1 million views on the popular video sharing app.