We all know that GameDuell is the number one meeting spot for great games and private messages. But did you know that sometimes beautiful relationships bloom out of these chance meetings? Christine and Dirk from Duisburg, Germany know it now. We recently sat down with both of them so they could share their story.
The two of you met on the GameDuell website. Tell us, how exactly did that come about?
Christine: On December 29th, 2007 at sometime around 9:30 p.m., we happened to meet over a game of Backgammon (to this day we still “fight” about who won; my husband claims he was the winner). During the game we used the little speech bubbles to exchange some light-hearted banter – it was really a refreshing change. On that same evening we exchanged e-mail addresses.
Dirk: We swapped pictures on January 1st, 2008. From then on I just couldn’t resist her. At the time, we lived more than 100 miles away from each other, so we didn’t get a chance to meet in person until February 19th, 2008.
Christine: By then, we’d already fallen in love over the Internet and on the phone and were sure that we wanted to live together. In March, I spent my first weekend with him and on June 1st, 2008 I moved to Duisburg. In Germany, there’s an old love song called “And Lightning Struck”. Thanks to GameDuell, it struck us with love!! Thank you GameDuell, for the best thing that’s ever happened to me (laughs)!!!
How long have you two been playing at GameDuell?
Christine: My husband’s been playing since the beginning of 2007. I started around July of 2007.
When did you decide to get married?
Christine: It sounds crazy, but about three days after we started playing against each other, my husband wrote in the speech bubble “You’re my wife, you just don’t know it yet.”
Dirk: Both of us are over the hill. We’re not teenagers in love, but we noticed within the first few days that something like destiny brought us together.
What are your favorite games at GameDuell?
Dirk: For the sake of romance it really should be Backgammon, but Bubble Popp, Maya Pyramid and Magnoid are my favorites. Christine plays Jungle Jewels most.