Guide on How to Fail at Online Dating


Links are NOT allowed. Format your description nicely so people can easily read them. Please use proper spacing and paragraphs.

The cousin that Jing Huan has been closest to since he was a child was labelled as “the other woman” in a certain popular online game: only after devoting herself did she know that the other party was a jerk with a girlfriend.

After several days of being bullied online by people in the game, his cousin went abroad in a fit of anger and sorrow.

Jing Huan couldn’t take this lying down; he decided to take revenge for his cousin using the same method as that guy – buy a character in game and kill that slag guy thousands of times online.

With his strength and skill as the Great God when the game was first launched, wouldn’t he be able to kill that guy and force him to quit the server in minutes?!

He went online, eager to fight, but made a discovery after conducting a round of investigations — this slag guy was the number one DPS server-wide, number one on the expert ranking list, number one on the wealth ranking list, number one on the popularity ranking list, and number one on the fame ranking list.

Conclusion: Can’t screw him over.

Jing Huan felt despondent. He was just about to give up when he personally witnessed his dormmate’s online relationship end right after meeting each other in real life. The other party had sent fake photos and changed their voice, and had even cheated him of his money, triggering his dormmate so much that he was almost admitted to a hospital.

Jing Huan felt enlightened as a sudden realisation dawned on him. After comforting his roommate, he moved the high-priced voice changer back to his rented house overnight.

Associated Names
One entry per line
How to… เดตออนไลน์ยังไงให้พัง
Hướng dẫn cách lật xe khi yêu qua mạng
Võng Luyến Lật Xe Chỉ Nam
Wǎngliàn fānchē zhǐnán
Related Series
PUBG Online Romance of the Century (Shared Universe)
I Can Do It (Shared Universe)
Wait For Me After School (Shared Universe)
The Antelope and Night Wolf (12)
You Boys Play Games Very Well (10)
Later, He Became a Royal Healer (4)
Waiting For You Online (4)
I Can Do It (4)
Glory (4)
Recommendation Lists
  1. Danmei for Rotten Apples!!!
  2. top rated jjwxc novels (1-100)
  3. finished
  4. bl i like
  5. completed danmei

Latest Release

Date Group Release
11/11/19 DMlations c40
11/08/19 DMlations c39
11/06/19 DMlations c38
11/04/19 DMlations c37
11/02/19 DMlations c36
11/02/19 DMlations c35
10/29/19 DMlations c34
10/25/19 DMlations c33
10/23/19 DMlations c32
10/21/19 DMlations c31
10/18/19 DMlations c30
10/16/19 DMlations c29
10/14/19 DMlations c28
10/11/19 DMlations c27
10/09/19 DMlations c26
Go to Page...
Go to Page...
Write a Review
205 Reviews sorted by

Chiaroscuro rated it
October 17, 2019
Status: Completed
Warning for: Second hand embarrassment, cringy-ness and also, the nile is not only a name of a river in Egypt

This novel is a fun, wild ride. The only thing I'm disappointed about is that it ended because there are still too many questions. I wish to see more of the world like, about their families, mc's sis reaction etc. But in the end, it's that fluffy, feel-good BL so it still alright.

10/10 dog food, will eat again

This is a novel that just keep on giving. I strongly recommended it for... more>> those searching for romcom/gaming. The misunderstandings are so dumb, it's good. It all started because a huge misunderstanding that revolved into a legendary love story between a conman and slagman. MC is a cutesy shameless hode (a guy playing a girl char) while ML is the cool (slag) god.

Super spoiler below


both are not, ML figured out by chapter 50ish who MC is and thought mc's using voice changer etc cuz he's gay and isn't out. Hence he pitied him and was more indulging of mc's shenanigans.

ML is also not a slag, his pilot is. ML will uncover this on the day he married MC AND the game has preggo function. Their game char done the deed and MC's xiaotianjing got preggo I fkn can't xD

MC was several times very close to discover ML, mainly because of his voice but something always threw it off, BUT he figured out sh*t around chp 80ish and he got a massive meltdown and the both of them are so fkn cute I can't







MC is handsome but still have uke features aka the slender man lmao slender legs, slender waist, slender everything. And ofc ML is even more handsome and taller than MC. Both are known for being godly, ie handsome, smart and good as basketball. They're also good at gaming. MC is an extreme siscon because reasons. (Ofc the two hottest guy must be gay and be together lmaooo)

ML is your usual cold aloof ML but we see MC thawed him and ML's coolness (slagness? Lmao) make MC's heart beat. And so, somehow they both fell slowly but surely into each other. BOTH are not passive, they're chasing each other and it's uber cute.

I kinda dislike the antagonist and her gang bc she's so easy to hate, and when we thought she's gone for good she popped out here and there to stir shite. But ofc xiaotianji has the best slapback for her. Side chars are used to highlight MC and ml's awesomeness lol they're very sidekick-ish.

I keep SCREAMING with every update because this two is that pair, after they come out to themselves, you wish to shove into the closet and let the ducking commence lmao. <<less
71 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
hy-d-ra rated it
September 19, 2019
Status: Completed
MC (male, tall, plays basketball) : *tries to sound coquettish* Gege, I'm pursuing you! QvQ

Unknowingly our stoic and not so talkative ML became the target of MC, who wants to avenge his cousine he dotes on, who supposedly got hurt by ML. Paradox situation, inside the game ML is labelled as a slag guy who flirts with all women, but is he actually like that? :) And MC, who rushed to join the game so much that didn't bother to research about the account he bought, now everyone thinks he's an infamous female swindler and he's being hunted. Due to events they had to join forces. Intrigues, funny situations and many more. Story has both in-game and real-life progress for both MC and ML, which is also super interesting.

The summary isn't even close to describe how funny and adorable it is how MC tries to act like a girl. He's out for the battle, an eye for an eye, even he himself suffers from all the crap he's spewing while trying to woo ML, but gradually things start to change. And it's only the small part of how this novel is capable to bring you smiles.

Personal rate: 5/5, one of the best in modern/school/gaming. Crazily adorable and funny!
42 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
katiethairu33 rated it
March 12, 2020
Status: c92
Do you want fluff? Do you want laughs? Do you want an MC who is so shameless he gives himself goosebumps?? Hehehe. This is the one. The comedy is so epic, I cannot put it into mere words. I didn't feel bored at all while I binge-read it at supersonic speed. LMAO. The ML is one of the sweetest, gentlest, most considerate characters in the books I've read. There's always cold, indifferent MLs in many novels but how many of them are truly gentle inside? This senior shows his gentle... more>> side through his actions!! Actions are what count!!


He found out his junior is prowling online confessing to a male gaming character. He is so gentle and considerate. He didn't want to persecute him for his sexuality. He tried to understand him and asked questions. Later, even when he found out about him lying, he didn't say a single word in anger. He still tried to be considerate and cut things off cleanly. He is so mature.


Let me extrapolate on some issues other reviewers mentioned. The MC is not dense. He is just single-mindedly devoted to his revenge scheme. Also, it is very hard to remove yourself from the scene and try to look at it from a stranger's point of view. He keeps hearing how much of a slag guy the ML is and the ML doesn't say a single word to refute it. How is he not supposed to believe it? And the MC tried to find out the specific situation several times only to be cut off by the ML (him and his reticence sigh). But I love the MC regardless!! He is so optimistic. I think both of them fit each other very well. I love how true to his own desires the MC is. He is not someone who gives up just because of setbacks. And he owns up to his mistakes and always tries to take responsibility for them.

I'd like to also address the issue of female 'antagonists'. It's explained in the later chapters. Basically, their real life is completely unremarkable and miserable so they figured they can make people miserable online instead. This is nothing new. There are people like this in real life too. I find them annoying but it's realistic for them to exist.

However, all of this is beside the point. The main point is how effing funny this novel is!! My absolute favorite. Got me so invested that when the angst hit, I almost lost half my life. cries. But everything is adequately resolved. I loved how it ended in an open ended way.

The story ends with them trying to come out to their family. It is enough to know that they are working on it. They're still in college. It's not like they're getting married tomorrow. So, I think this is a good way to end.


Also, another high quality translation. They're so considerate to their readers ah! I was whining during the angst part and I got consoled. The angst ends very quickly so my heart ache didn't last long. But I still appreciate these wonderful translators! <<less
27 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
mariusk rated it
February 26, 2020
Status: c85
This story is GOLD, it's one of the best stories I've read on this site. I'm considered myself as a very picky reader and this one really hooked me. IT IS THAT GOOD

Everything is so hilarious, I didn't expect it to be this funny BUT kowtowed to the author, their comedic is off the charts— I couldn't stop laughing and idk sometimes the second-hand embarrassment is wow I'm amazed at MC, Huanhuan you really are something. The MC is so cute, I love how he's not like typical shou (?)... more>> he's not weak and not girly, he's really my type ahhhhh

Spoiler below nothing important tho I just want to scream bc it's so cute


I really love it when MC teased ML if he is jealous (at that time MC didn't know that Yearning for was ML, but ML already knew that Xiao Tianjing is MC) and then ML took a very long time to answer him, in MC pov he thought that ML types super long paragraph to scold him BUT all ML said is "No" lol this scene is so hilarious and what makes it better is when the pov switched to ML, he actually originally typed "Yes" he didn't sent it but staring at it for a looooong time, this is where he starting to realize his feeling towards MC and it's amazing



another scene where both of them walk back from dinner (?) the weather is very cold so MC notice that ML hand was cold so he used his own hand to warming ML hands, this scene is so SOFT GENTLE and CUTE ahhhh Huanhuan is so cute while rip Xiang ge lmao—another thing that I like about this story is that we get to know and see the reaction of ML, how MC is impact him both emotionally and physically lol


This story has everything, like, every shade of emotions. I have a really good time getting to know the characters. I love the way how ML slowly realizing his feeling towards MC. I think the author did an amazing job with their relationship, there's no rush at all—everything is feel so smooth and natural—even hilarious.

And, yes, dog food, you will not regret it, the way ML treat MC both in real life and in game makes me smiling like an idiot. I hope I'm not exaggerating things but it is really that good. Please give this story a chance, if you love hilarious, comedy, romance story, with gaming elements this one might suit your taste.

I'm listening to 从来没想到, 我會很愛妳, 有点甜, 小幸運 while reading this, actually literally any cute love song lmao it's fit them so much! <<less
17 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
yuukine rated it
May 23, 2020
Status: Completed
Rating: 5/5

I'm a catfisher, I have no feelings.

Time of Huanhuan digging his own grave..... approaches.

There is a lot to unpack here. Have you ever read a book that made you so happy and excited to read? That made your heart throb in pain, but also scream in happiness? This is a book that will make you grin for a long time and it will still leave an impression even days, weeks, months after you had finished it.

At first I couldn't get into it, but with the push from my discord buddies, I gave it a go. After 20 chapters I was already hooked. It helps that chapters are not particularly long and the story is clear, linear and without sudden time jumps. By chapter 50 I couldn't put it down and even read it at work.

If you want to be fluffed away by sheer happiness and idiocy of the two main characters, this book is for you.

The reveals in this story are out of this world! You expect something to happen in the way you could imagine, but this author and this book will throw a bucket of cold water on your head and scream WRONG.

You can't expect anything. You will never see it coming. You will never even imagine how things can go wrong.

First of, first half is mostly about in-game universe. Second half is leaning then from gaming world to reality and this is when you truly warm up to characters. Jing Huan might have been seen as too much two dimensional character, but as story progresses, you will realize that he's a total oblivious idiot with so many feelings that are hard to contain. And while playing this game, he starts merging the personality he created to the personality he already has because it's always been a part of him.

This story is split in two point of views, the second one being of our main lead. I won't reveal who the main lead is because it's better if you find it on your own and there are many, many side characters here.

Anyway our ML is wonderful type that listens to others and is really, REALLY damn good person.


Jing Huan is a gamer college student, who loves his sister more than anything in the world. So when a slag guy makes her quit the game, he decides to reenter the world of NCH game and get revenge on her behalf. His other roommates and friends also play NCH, so he does all this undercover.

He buys female account, a voice changer and from the start gets player killed by other players?? Why? Because the previous owner of his account was a swindler and she pissed off a really big guild.

So besides getting killed everywhere, Jing Huan and his Fairy Fox Cave character Xiao Tianjing finally found the object of his hatred: the God player of the server - Yearning For.

Well, Yearning for is a demon race player whose actions don't really align with what his Jie/sister said, but Jing Huan is too blinded by hatred for this scum slag man that he doesn't see the bigger picture.

In reality though, Jing Huan meets Xiang Huaizhi and his roomate Lu Hang, with whom he and his dorm roommates start hanging around but...

But they also play NCH... and they are on the same server... and their identities will shock HuanHuan. Meanwhile he also has to hide from his dorm roommates that he started playing again on a server different from theirs. It would be easier if he didn't buy a voice changer, get a female character, acted shamelessly with ultimate goal of wooing Yearning For and getting to marry him - only to reveal the "horrifying truth" in his face.

And then... misunderstandings galore.

(whispers, the best part is the Aunt talk: you'll know.)

*storytime over*

These two will make you eat dog food for being single.


✭ Characters: 5 - AMAZINGLY and wonderfully done, with fleshed out and realistic emotions. Just fantastic. These two will be your faves for a long time!

✭ Side characters: 4.75 - almost to perfection - I really really cared about those characters. They will make your heart warm.

✭ Story: 5 - first 1/3 more or less focused on game and revenge plan, 2/3 more between reality and game and third part is already 70% reality and 30% game. It's very linear, easy to understand (thank you translators), I learned something new and it felt amazing reading about online game as a gamer myself (although I play only one online game for 8 years, I am not as dedicated as these fools). There is a lot of money spent, it will make you cry.

✭ emotional impact: 5 - I literally spent entire hour bawling my eyes out at some chapters in the later half. You will know why.

✭ humor: 5 - fantastic, will make you cry from laughter!
13 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Silangan rated it
November 6, 2019
Status: c37
The comedy isnt over the top like most Comedy web novels - theres no s*upidity, no ridiculous pranks and no pe*verted humor. Its hilarious when MC keeps acting like the girl he absolutely is not, and himself gagging at the saccharine words he’s saying.

No romance yet.

The game is a P2W horror show, like most MMOs are.
11 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Shrike1978 rated it
April 26, 2021
Status: c25
I wouldn't recommend this story to anyone who doesn't play MMO games. From the description I thought it would be more cat fishing revenge gone wrong, but its about 30% cat fishing, 70% describing someone playing an on line game. A lot of people described this a cute, fluffy and funny. I must have missed it. I've read a lot of cute and funny. This didn't make me laugh once.

1. The beginning is not well written. It took over ten chapters before I could figure out how many characters there... more>> were, who they were and what they were doing. The constant switching between game names and real names is very confusing. 2. This story uses TONS of game jargon. If you know very little, you will get lost quickly. 3. I don't know how others see it, but I get bored watching a person play a game in real life without participating. Reading a story about someone playing a game is worse. 4. The amount of rampant bullying in the game setting is a huge turn off. And no one, fights it. 5. The in-game relationships and virtual marriages are very weird to me, especially in a fight MMO. Apparently I play the wrong kind of games...

At 25 chapters I was ready for this to end. Not willing to put any more effort into slogging through all the on line game play. The ML and MC development is sacrificed for showing how many different ways to play a game and gather items, points and character stats. Play a real game if that interests you. <<less
10 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
btsdynamiteAUG21 rated it
August 17, 2020
Status: Completed

I personally like reading novels with relations to esports so this novel is my jam hehe. Not to mention, with yaoi it becomes more addictive >///< But it just missing one: spicy H scenes TT

I like how the story progresses till the end. I like the way how each of the characters are not too out of place and try to stay on their funny scenes (Lu Wenhao) hehe. Overall a very good novel (especially if you like an esport theme). I agree that some people may... more>> find this boring if you're not interested or fond of gaming but it doesnt hurt to try :) <<less
9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
agathe rated it
February 21, 2020
Status: c83
Nice characters, but nothing to say

if you curious about how lies and misunderstandings bring two straight guys together, you might enjoy

bur there’s really not much in matters of emotions. It makes everything very long, and when romance starts., the story is over... meh...
9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
February 11, 2020
Status: c67
It's cute and funny at times, but it gets really draggy up to the big reveal

... more>>

esp. the bits about their misunderstanding and the MC's unchanging view about ML's slag image even though ML's true personality is smack dab in front of him. And the way MC talks in game and the 40IQ female 'antagonists'.... ehhh I cringed so hard after like 25 chp in and ended up skim-reading it or even skipping all the dialogue altogether bcs those do get real tiring and made me go yikes


it's really a nice and light read tho, go check it out

overall, 3.7/5 <<less
9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
rhianirory rated it
January 29, 2020
Status: c74
it didn't make me laugh out loud like but it's cute with funny moments and a few flaws. I thought the initial misunderstanding was drawn out about 20ch longer than it needed to be ... more>>

I was getting tired and irritated by the time the MC finally realized the truth (it takes getting smacked in the face with that announcement). By that point, I was sooo done with the MC's scum-tinted glasses where the ML is concerned; I don't like dense MC and he's only dense in this one area so it makes it harder to suspend my disbelief.

People keep saying there are all kinds of fluff and goodness later so we'll see. I like it ok but not enough to bother with MTL. I'll probably wait until the translation is complete before coming back and re-rating. <<less
9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
_shinigami_ rated it
November 5, 2019
Status: c85
its a generic theme however for some reason the story is cute. The MC is very distinct and adorable that one can't help but unconsciously smile from his antics. As for ML he came off as being aloof and just another ML out of the MLs out there but he's interesting in a sense that he won't budge about something he puts his mind into despite the criticism he receives, he just go on his pace and is even unfaced by MC's antics though there are times that he is... more>> surprised at times, which is a novelty.

The ML knew of MC's real persona in chapter 40+/50 when drunk MC spilled the beans and due to mc's action in game he thought that MC is closet gay and might like him. The two had interacted before this and had a good relationship. But after the spill, ML's treatment to MC turned better, the extent of which he doesn't even mind being a cp with him in their school's net. Also it is unconscious but ML spoils both game MC and RL MC after the spill.



they married around chapter 68/69, and tried a bed in game that has almost smexy function, although silhoutte only which shocks MC. Plus the bed increases chance of ingame pregnancy compared to praying on an NPC charcater. And as a result of using it once game MC got pregnant ?



MC learns of ML's game persona in ch79


9 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
lukibunny rated it
October 11, 2019
Status: Completed
I love this. I couldn't stop myself and MTL'd this (this is very easy to mtl, honestly, with my 60% chinese, I can read most of this without the mtl). This is so cute. The MC and ML interaction is so funny. I love that the MC actually works for the ML's affection (because in most BL, the ML just loves the MC for no reason). The MC works sooo hard!!!

I followed this and mtl this at every release.. this is the first and only novel I ever followed... more>> the raw. I wish... the author was more detailed = (I want to know what happened in those 4 hours!

Edit: it's been 7 months and I still check this time to time to see if the author added to this. I need more of this... Please... = ( <<less
7 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
baetriarchy rated it
August 16, 2023
Status: Completed

I've read a lot of webnovels now so I'm writing brief reviews to help myself remember :)

What I remembered most:

    • slow burn catfish-turned-authentic love
    • love the balance between in-game E-sports genre with irl university romantic comedy
    • if you're thinking, "well how does a catfishing plot stay interesting for 100 chapters?" I have great news for you: halfway through

      the ML connects the dots and realizes the MC is his gaming partner, but MC doesn't know

      and hijinks and drama ensues!!
    • shou was coquettish in his online persona but cool and competent irl, worked really well with the levelheaded gong who's going through an internal gay crisis lol
Why I liked this:

    • enough angst so it's not boring but satisfying conclusions so your heart is still at ease
    • great worldbuilding for the online game
    • drama created by trying to keep the catfish secret but also university drama and s*xual tension, so the angst isn't just 1 type of miscommunication
    • so funny oh my god I was laughing out loud
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Lylithe rated it
April 9, 2020
Status: c112
One of my all time favorites, it's a beautiful blend of gaming and romance. MC is very refreshing, not your typical tropes. Very sweet and fluffy with a touch of angst that puts you on edge which makes it very exciting. I'm going to miss them when it ends, definitely pulls at your heartstrings and all your emotions for that matter. I found myself squealing at some parts, crying at others, I truly got attached to the CP. There's also unexpected twists and turns you can't really predict everything but... more>> in a good way that keeps you on your toes. A total must read! <<less
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
ike_00000 rated it
February 13, 2020
Status: c80
Ridiculously cute!! I wasn't planning on it but I ended up binging 80 chapters at once....

Characters: 5/5

MC is great and super funny! I don't like weak ukes and this one really isn't. It's hilarious watching him digging himself a pit. I also really like ML; he's pretty typical, but I loved watching him slowly start to like MC. It was an actual reasonable progression for him to fall in love which I really enjoyed. The romance actually makes sense, rather than love at first sight and eternal infatuation BS. The... more>> side characters are pretty funny as well.

Plot: 5/5

As someone who doesn't really play games, I still found it easy to follow along and interesting. I also hate when misunderstandings drive the plot, but this one was quite amusing (especially when MC realizes his faults and starts planning his funeral). The game they're playing is tr*sh tho, what type of game is so expensive???? Crazy.

Again, I really enjoyed the realistic relationship progression of them and everyone else!

Writing / Translation: 5/5

Thank you so much for the hard work!! It nearly got dropped halfway through, so special thank you to the current translator for stepping up!! I wish I knew Chinese :' ( <<less
6 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Meds rated it
June 15, 2022
Status: c32
This novel bore the heck out of me. I just don't get all the hype its getting.

Where is the comedy?!

This didnt make me laugh at all. Most of the time I was just lost while reading. If this novel is for helping you sleep then it really helps.

The author really focus on the game rather than the actual plot. I actually find the characters quite likeable but Every time the focus of the story shifts to the game....i just completely zoned out. I read many novels that I love that... more>> has eports in it but this just was not it.

This novel is too overrated

Maybe I might change my reviews after reading further into the story but I dont know if I have the time and mood for this novel. <<less
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Melange rated it
April 21, 2020
Status: Completed
If you're looking for a light, fluffy read, then this is a safe bet. If you're looking for angst, dogblood, and rich family members back stabbing each other, then this isn't for you.

Be aware that this novel is filled with many embarrassing moments and the awkwardness is palpable. I can't count the number of times I had to put this novel down because it second hand embarrassment was too much. My palm hit my face at least twice a chapter for the first 60 chapters.

Overall a nice quick read with... more>> a set of realistic set of problems for the modern world. I appreciate how the author portrays character interactions in a way that's highly relevant to MMORPGs.


Like the fact that the characters type "1" to each other in PMs to check if the other party is accepting messages first. Also when the enemy is attacking and MC in the middle of typing something but ends up typing "hhhhhhhhh" in the chat bar because he's trying to move. Things like server-wide drama, KSing, and wrongfully kicking party members. True gamer struggles.

5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
JINHUAHUA rated it
February 19, 2020
Status: Completed
This novel is one of the best novels I've come across with on novelupdates. The translation is amazing, the story is cute and refreshing. The characters are also likable and I enjoyed each and every second of my time reading this novel. If you are wondering whether you should read this or not, you are wasting your time. Just dive right in. I promise you definitely won't regret it.
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
Sliph rated it
November 7, 2019
Status: c38
Pretty entertaining, light and fluffy. The MC has depth, as does the ML - without destroying any of the comedic values. The novel does a great job of keeping you interested in their antics. So far the pacing is good and the writing flows nicely, I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for an uplifting novel to enjoy.
5 Likes · Like Permalink | Report
1 2 3 11
Leave a Review (Guidelines)
You must be logged in to rate and post a review. Register an account to get started.