You can now marry someone in the Metaverse! The Metaverse is rapidly growing to include many parallels with our physical reality. British-based consumer store Unilever’s oral care brand Closeup has set up its Closeup City Hall of Love in Decentraland. People worldwide can get married there and receive an NFT marriage certificate to commemorate their love for each other.
Where do you go to get married in the Metaverse?
You can go to Decentraland and enter Closeup City Hall of Love to exchange vows with your partner. They will provide you with an NFT certificate which you can keep forever on your crypto wallet. Decentraland’s crypto token is MANA, built on Ethereum‘s blockchain. Decentraland requires users to open a MANA-compatible crypto wallet, like MetaMask, to interact with the virtual environment.
If you don’t have any MANA, you can get some in exchange for other crypto tokens or fiat currency. Regardless of whether you have MANA or not, you can attend Closeup City Hall of Love with your partner. You don’t need to pay to marry someone in the Metaverse- at least not at Closeup City Hall of Love. After brief virtual interactions, you will have your ceremony and mint your NFT certificate. Congratulations! You are now married and have a beautiful certificate to prove it. The NFT certificate goes to your crypto wallets, and the blockchain will encrypt it forever.
How to make a marriage proposal in the Metaverse
Making a marriage proposal is an exciting moment. With Closeup City Hall of Love, people can make that moment unique by proposing in virtual reality. The question is: how does one propose to someone in virtual reality? Well, just like in real life, it’s up to you. You can ask your partner-to-be to meet you at a specific location in Decentraland and have your proposal ready for them. Or, if they’re not into VR or AR, you can find other ways for them to surprise them for your special moment. For example, you could surprise them with flowers and then take them on a date! However you do it, Decentraland lets you tie the knot and invite your friends and family to watch your Metaverse marriage too.
How is this experience memorable?
The Metaverse wedding will be a memorable experience for couples and guests alike. Couples won’t just remember their day; they’ll have a (somewhat) tangible keepsake, too; an NFT marriage certificate that they can show to friends, family, and coworkers. And guests can also enter the virtual world to join newlyweds celebrating their special day. So if you want to host a wedding with friends from around the world without making anyone travel, metaverse marriage gives you that option. It may not be legally binding, but it can still hold significance for the couple.
Why is this significant?
When discussing interconnected virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), we refer to them as The Metaverse. Although younger generations associate this with the online environment, Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 novel Snow Crash. In both fiction and non-fiction circles, a Metaverse is a place where people meet each other, interact, socialize, and even fall in love. Marriage in the Metaverse showcases why virtual worlds are in demand. While many countries have made progressive steps, marriage restrictions are still an issue worldwide. Not everyone can marry anyone anywhere. Same-sex marriage continues to be illegal in many places, and others have restrictions such as banning inter-caste marriage or interracial marriage. In the Metaverse, you can celebrate your love freely and marry regardless of the laws in your physical location.Metaverse Marriage – Everyone Can Get Married In The Metaverse