It is unwanted by many ROBLOXians and encouraged by very few people.
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 user names such as Xx[NAME]x X, ii[NAME], x Omq[NAME], Http[NAME], Official[NAME], names that include an "x", or use a "q" instead of a "g", as in "Bowlinq" and other popular naming trends are often names ODers use.
ODing is one of the biggest problems on and about ROBLOX.
Places themed after clubs are also prone to online daters and players who wish to engage in lewd or otherwise sexual acts in-game.
One theory as to the how and why of the "adopt a baby" trend is to promote online dating without actually promoting/advertising/"encouraging" its extremes.For example, if the place was simply called "Have a family" or similar, it would imply that players have to reproduce, which obviously falls within online dating.Online dating (commonly abbreviated as ODing) on ROBLOX is the act of having romantic or sexualized 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.