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Online Dating (commonly abbreviated as "ODing" or "ODers") on ROBLOX and the Internet is the act of having romantic or lewd discussions within an online community. People who online date are known as online daters (commonly abbreviated as ODers). Online dating is strongly discouraged by various internet communities, including ROBLOX. Online dating is against ROBLOX's Rules of Conduct, and anyone who participates in said activities risks getting banned. Despite this, some new users break this rule without knowing. Throughout ROBLOX's development, multiple stereotypes have formed regarding online daters. Online daters are typically stereotyped as dressing as realistically as possible; many assets on ROBLOX, including packages and hats are stereotyped as "ODer items", and players who wear these items are often prematurely identified as online daters. Certain community members believe that online daters frequently follow popular username trends.

Criticism

Online dating is a problem on ROBLOX. It is unwanted by many ROBLOXians and encouraged by very few people. Aside from not fitting with the kid-friendly nature of ROBLOX, there is also a risk associated with online relationships; online dating is often seen as a predatory act and, in extreme and rare cases, can result in outside interventions. 

Games encouraging online dating

Though ROBLOX's Rules of Conduct prohibit builders from creating games that are designed for players to get together romantically, there are some loopholes to this rule; though a game may not be intended to be used romantically, the nature of the game may promote online dating. Such examples of common online dating hotspots include role playing games, Girls Only games, and middle/high school/college games. Places themed after clubs are also prone to online daters and players who wish to engage in lewd or otherwise lewd acts in-game.
One of the many examples of ODing games

Example of a game used by online daters.

For games that might hint at online dating potential, game creators might often leave game names and descriptions vague in order to satisfy ROBLOX's game creation policies. For instance, naming a place Create a Family could imply that some sexual acts could be performed in the game as a way to produce a child. This violates ROBLOX's place creation policies. Naming a game Adopt a Baby would not imply any lewd content within the game and would be an allowed game. This allows games like Adopt and Raise a Baby to be on the front page without being taken down for mature content, even if players utilize that game to online date.

Because of the issues with online dating within ROBLOX games, anti-online dating scripts have been created by game creators and scripters that reprimand users who post specific prohibited words. One of these users, Person299, a user famous for his admin scripts, has developed a script that kicks a player if they say a certain word twice.[citation needed]

Start a Discussion Discussions about Online dating

  • The OD'er Super-Thread

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    • '''I was ''trolling as a oder and failed.'''''
  • some items oders wear

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    • X+X=SONICNOEL=X+X wrote:ChamazardChary18 wrote:hats: hats that look like real life hats - Sometimes for oders, sometimes not. neon blue ani...
    • furious george+andrew's beard+crazy game dev hair=no ODers, apparently. Probably because it makes you look too serious, lol

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