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.
Without a shared history or mutual friends, the people feel interchangeable." Jeff N., 55, says that he has slowly warmed up to online dating: "I used to be very shy about it and still don't feel entirely comfortable.
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.
The word ODer is also filtered on ROBLOX for players with an account under the age of 13, which limits how players can call out people who online date.
Throughout ROBLOX's development, multiple stereotypes have formed regarding online daters.
Players often stereotype online daters as avatars whose characters dress 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. It is unwanted by many ROBLOXians and encouraged by very few people.