Waiting For You Online


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At the age of 15, He Jin found himself a “husband” in an online game, their love was filled with loving affection and sweetness. However, because his study was being interfered with, his parent cut off the internet, he didn’t even have a chance to say goodbye and had to disappear from the game.

8 years later, the online game in the past was about to come out with a revised edition and turned into a virtual reality game. He Jin decided to login again and unexpectedly discovered that his “husband” had become a powerful player and ranked number one in the whole server, moreover, he had not divorced him!

However, the husband that was abandoned by He Jin for eight years, his initial impression of him was that of a pure boy, but now he seemed to somehow have become…….a little evil?

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New hadriyoko rated it
July 11, 2019
Status: c68
Before you read past ch 68 (after ayyshadow, a dedicated translator, regretfully had to put this series on hiatus), please consider waiting for another translator to pick up this wonderful series.


Because as a reader who has read quite a few online novels put out by hardworking translators who do this out of the free time and kindness of their hearts, I'm appalled to see Waiting For You Online in the hands of someone who I consider sleazy. That's right, I'm talking about the translating site Asian Hobbyist. I'm... more>> calling them out for their censorship and overall etiquette of carrying themselves out as a translation "group" (if we can even call this a group). The person behind this site (from here on after, shall be referred to as "host") hires translators, which is all fine and wonderful on the surface, and they have to have some way of paying these translators. However, it seemed odd when I read the translations. So I delved a little deeper and stumbled upon comments and conversations online, some of the comments made me a little uncomfortable. First thing I noticed was that every other sentence commented by this host simply references that if they did not make money off of these series, it would be for nothing. They've dropped series flippantly simply because they weren't making money off translating them. Translating, for which, this person does not even do, as I should point out again. It's fine if the host is paying the translators to help translate these wonderful series, however, it's another thing, when they're profiting off of them via the ads on their website. They don't even mention the translators, which could be a form of agreement, however, it's dehumanizing and does not appreciate the work these translators are putting in. You want to call it a service? Fine, but consider the next point.

Okay, I've rambled on about their etiquette, now what about the censorship I mentioned? Because of the disjointed translations (but it could be because of the translators' experience, which is fine. I'm not hating. Translating is difficult, and I've done it before.) I went and found the raws simply out of curiosity. With some help from pinyin generators, I could read the passages with no problem. HOWEVER, CHUNKS OF THE ORIGINAL TEXT WERE MISSING FROM THE PROVIDED TRANSLATIONS FROM ASIAN HOBBYIST. For whatever reason, this made me think of that one comment that appeared while I was scrolling through the background of Asian Hobbyist. They admitted that they would censor aspects of the novel that were not in line with the advertisement policies that they have contracted with. These would include censored explicit content. Please note, the missing chunks were in no way shape or form anywhere near considered explicit. In my humble opinion, if you're going to do this, let the readers know, at least. It's unfair. It gives the novel a bad image when people are NOT reading the words that the author has painstakingly written. Some people may argue the translations are not the author's words in the first place and that the readers should just learn Chinese and read the actual novel. Sure, but translations are the closest we'll get to the author's actual work, and if you're going to translate something, pay money for this to happen, and profit off it, be more justified and transparent. Don't be dishonest. Especially, don't skip parts of the actual text for no good reason.

Don't get me wrong, I adore Waiting For You Online. It's one of my all time favourites. However, seeing this novel end up in the hands of this translating group doesn't seem right.

You make your own judgement call.

Please, note, by reading it from their website, you're viewing their ads and paying them. It's a service, but not a transparent or honest one.

Last note, I may consider personally translating this fluffy novel. I feel that strongly about this matter. BUT if another translating group would want to pick it up, please Please PLEASE, by all means, do so, because it'd take my eons with my banana Chinese character reading skills. I may be fluent, but my reading skills are sub-par.

Thanks for reading until the end. :) <<less
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New iam4pril rated it
July 2, 2019
Status: c124
I recommend this novel for you who looking for rolling coaster emotions story. The MC is cute and tsundere type, and the ML is funny and loyal type. This is my favorite novel rn. I wait for the updates everyday 😄😍
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December 15, 2017
Status: c12
MC: 10/10: cute and dense online, but "calm and collected"-ish offline.

ML: 10/10: Very sweet towards the MC. As a character, He is actually pretty funny! He is like one of those shameless and persitent MCs aka, idiot MCs. On the other hand, he treats everyone else indifferently compared to how he treats his wifey.

... more>>

Even when though was a low level player, he tried to take revenge on the high level player that killed him and his wife (MC). While his wifey wasn't around, He challenged the high level player ten times, but since his character was low level, he kept dying. Even when the High level player went offline, he waited for him until he went online to challenge him. The High level player was like "jfc! You again!" 😂


Relationship: 10/10 Fluffy RomCom type. Wifey Trope.

They already "know" each other online and unknowingly interact with each other offline.

Story: I feel like its a sweeter and cuter (and better) version of 59 seconds. So, If you liked 59 seconds, then you'll definitely like this, too!

Each chapter is gold! No boring parts whatsoever. Nothing is dragged on. The pacing is very nice.

(Do not get me wrong. I like 59 seconds, but there were times when it concentrated too much on the game and group chats that it got a bit boring at some parts because didn't give any romance factor until the latter half of the story. This, however, is full on adorable!) <<less
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azortex rated it
February 18, 2018
Status: c161
Recommended too cute, I could do with less angst. Definitely a roller coaster ride, the angst, the happiness, the angst, the happiness... you get the picture. 1vs1, HE, true love, timid MC, possessive ML.

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Chapter notes

c21 Qin Yu IDs He Jin in RL (High Fever)
C93 Qin Yu blurted out and shouted: "He Jin -!" in game.
C100 QY kissed HJ while asleep in car & awoke
C101 QY confessed "He Jin, I like you." in RL
Qin 炀 watched He Jin's eyes: "I'm sorry, before cheated you... I Is flaming fire, is your husband in the game. "
C116 both kissed in QY's room
C129 "What - Jin! I - love - you!"
C134 "Dad, this is what Jin, my boyfriend."
c148 QY snatched HJ from restaurant

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Bloodline rated it
December 14, 2017
Status: Completed
If you read this novel, be prepared to experience a rollercoaster of emotions.

The ML is suuch a 10/10, honestly.

The MC is a very insecure person. He has many traumas from his childhood and is therefore.. Very complicated.

... more>> It's not a 5/5 for me, because sometimes.. The story is just too angsty for my personal preferences.

But the story is very very sweet and it made me smile like an idiot during some chapters.

I would recommend giving this novel a try, if you like more realistic Bl stories and you can cope with some (*cough* unnecassary) family drama every so often. <<less
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Fujoshi1993 rated it
April 13, 2018
Status: c49
At first I thought it'll be boring but man oh man was I wrong. This novel is really good 10/10 so far. Being a gamer myself, I wanna try the holographic helmet... (π.π)
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pookaloo rated it
February 17, 2018
Status: c30
So far loving this and I keep refreshing for updates!

I like the characters very much. The way the ML nurtured his love for the MC gave me the feels. Imagine turning your teenage crush you briefly met online -- then gone AWOL for 8 years -- into someone you truly care for and then love is nothing short of amazing. The dedication and perseverance of the ML is just aww. The MC is older than the ML but the ML's EQ is higher so he is the anchor and driving... more>> force in the relationship so far. He is not super OP in the real world but in the game he is of course (why, he is the game's unofficial poster boy). Did I mention he has a swoon-worthy s*xy voice? I just imagine Junichi Suwabe's voice on my head when he speaks...

The MC is a relatable fella anxiously growing up under his mother's watch which suppressed his personality. He is less inhibited in-game which describes many online avatars/personas we have actually. Internet anonymity and all that. On another note, he doesn't feel completely useless unlike the MC in Love You 59 Seconds in that this guy actually have skills apparent in the real world and not everything was handed to him on a silver platter. Don't get me wrong, I loved LY59S with all the kyaa moments but I feel this novel has more fleshed out characters and depth. The side characters are much more interesting too! <<less
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Boinkers rated it
June 19, 2018
Status: Completed
One of the best romance/comedy/drama novels ive ever read!!!!!

100% recommended for fujoshi lovers, like me~ (~_^) teehee~

Warning BL!!! Dont say I didnt warn ya

ฅ'ω'ฅ melting meng attack!~~
(mc's super secret attack)
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Noxidian rated it
March 20, 2019
Status: c155
Sweet junior high love. MMORPGs. Blissful reunion in college.

Waiting For You Online is the enactment of the dream most of us had while playing games when we were younger. We probably met a playmate on MapleStory and got married, thinking that they were "the one." Time breaks people apart, unfortunately, and many people eventually grow out of games to confront reality. Initially, WFYO appears to be a simple, two-dimensional love story whose sole purpose is to fancy readers' fantasies of what could happen if a virtual couple met in real... more>> life. The whole premise of the ML faithfully waiting for the MC for many years was ridiculous to me at first. Some of you probably agree. Rest assured, the writing, characters, and development get exponentially better as the story hits the halfway point.

It's an injustice to say that WFYO is just a fluffy danmei, especially if you evaluate it based on its MMORPG genre. The author dives heavily into dissecting the main character's thoughts, identity, and conflicts--in fact, this entire novel is pretty much a character study of the MC. It addresses serious and pervasive problems of modern (Chinese) society: seeking an individualistic identity, rebelling against parents, fighting the stigma associated with homos*xuality, grappling with (clinical) depression, anxiety, and OCD, finding one's purpose in life, and learning to love. The MC is a medium for readers to relate to much of the turmoil that goes on in the novel. In contrast, the ML is a lot more distant from us and we don't get to read into him as well as the MC. His character is still fleshed out pretty well, but I find that his personality is nothing out of the ordinary. He doesn't manage to break free from the archetypal overprotective, black-bellied role that plagues the BL genre. His behavior in the game made me cringe a bit, but there's some decent justification for that as the story progresses.

Nothing comes easy in life, especially with relationships. WFYO does not shy away from ugly and often awkward topics such as masculinity and emasculation, social ostracism, and the infamous honeymoon phase (seriously, how many BL novels actually address this? Most relationships in this genre don't even come close to being as plausible as the one in WFYO).

To be frank, a lot of the scenes that took place in the game kind of bored me. I mostly skimmed them, since the real juice happens in real life. The tone of the story takes a huge turn after the halfway point as it starts addressing some pretty legit issues with relationships. I personally didn't mind it, especially since the emotional scenes were so well-written. The author's command of imagery and usage of details is breathtaking.

There are a few things in this novel that might trigger some PC people, but I think they're pretty minuscule and can easily be overlooked. (What I'm referring to is pretty typical of this genre, so not much of a warning here) Also just wanted to give a disclaimer that I MTL'd from Chapters 78 onwards using Baidu + referring to the og text from time to time to read some lines in Chinese. The novel was still readable and easy to understand, though it's possible that I may have missed a few things due to translation errors.

Worth reading? Yep. <<less
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laeticia rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c22
I don't even care this is one of the best out there, if your looking more towards the emotional interaction of the MC and ML. 100% recommend this.

I think I've fallen in love with the ML he so adorable, as we go further into detail about him I swear you'll agree with me, I am gushing with moe. Argggggghhhh.

And the main lead he is so shy, especially when he comes back to interact with our ML, I can't wait to read the rest of the chapters.

yours truly,

forever fujoshin, MWA
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chrissy987 rated it
January 14, 2018
Status: c22
incredibly adorable, a bit slow and fast in romance (you will get what I mean when you read it). Satisfying slice of life pace. With the MC who is a bit slow in romance, calm in personality and has a inferiority complex with feelings of having never lived his own life truly under the control of his parents. ML is black-belly, knows what he wants and goes after it. But emotionally intelligent, as in he doesn't try to force the other guy or pressures him, far far away from all... more>> those forceful arrogant rapey tropes.

same brand like 59 seconds. But a different unique sweet flavor.

11/10. <<less
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Jeanne_DG rated it
April 19, 2019
Status: Completed
You'd think it was all fluff but there are deep relationship issues that real world couples also deal with. The author is magnanimous and offers to let you off the emotion train if you get uncomfortable but if you decide to hang on, the reward at the end will make you sigh and smile.
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cmall rated it
May 7, 2019
Status: Completed
Fluffy & sweet~ gave me laugh here and there with MC & ML interaction.

Even though if you're not a gamer (coz I'm not), you definitely still can follow the story easily

Love ML character who always giving his best to support/help MC. On the other hand MC is also a person who has strong will, appreciate others effort & doesn't take things for granted.


there's a sad & down period for their relationship but it's a HE

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ikitty03 rated it
June 13, 2018
Status: --
Fate brought them together again. He Jin roommate play a online game. He Jin find out what its called, and the game he used to play had change name. He sign in again, and he find his husband did not divorced him. There a reason why He Jin does not remember that he's the one ask his husband in hand of marriage. The online husband find out his online wife is back. He tried to find who is online wife really is. He did not mind his online wife is... more>> a male. They go to the same college and had already meant each other. He Jin does not know who is online husband is... The online husband has a pure heart always love his online wife. He keep playing the online game and wait for online wife. The story is sweet and cute in a weird way how does the online husband show his love is. <<less
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Nostalgia21 rated it
January 22, 2018
Status: --
Aaaahhhh!!! This is such a cute novel!! Why does it only have 20+ chapters translated for now?

The MC and ML are so cute and fluffy and I look like ab idiot with a huge smile plastered on my face because of it. No definite plot that I can see as of now. It's a cute abd fluffy read which is a nice break from the blood boiling novels i've read so far.
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Dark Nekoi rated it
January 22, 2018
Status: c24
When I start reading this me expectation we’re actually really low due to the other comments.

But now actually really reading this, it’s actually really good, the characters acting are more like real life situations with few screens making the reading feel the cuteness, useless of the MC, and the romantic aura from both MC and ML.


I cannot wait tills the next chapter, it feels like each chapter really short, but there so many screens in there for those with vivid imagination is a real delicacy meal that you can’t taste... more>> just anywhere!!! <<less
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Vaik rated it
January 19, 2018
Status: c23
As far as I've read - I have to say I really really enjoy it.

The MC is interesting, and has already had some minor growth which is more than some MCs get, the ML isn't some omnipotent figure, and is genuinely fascinating. Their history together in the game is slowly being unraveled and shows how in the 8 year absence of the MC he came to realize he's deeply in love. and tbh how it happens is cute as hell

The way the online game depicted feels real to me, and... more>> as a player of MMOs and games in general myself, while not everything makes sense it gets leeway, after all, it is fiction. However! Waiting for You Online really manages to capture some of the social charm that other gaming novels don't hit, or just completely ignore.

I'm already in love with the unfolding plot and characters, but... there's some weird stuff with the translations occasionally. With a bit of time, you can piece together the general meaning, but ayyyshadow is doing a machine translation, so there's definitely room to improve. In addition, just in general, this could really do with some editing. With the awkward translation with the unedited, sometimes confusingly written english, there's enough to enjoy the story, but if you're picky you might not be as immersed.

I am personally really looking forwards to future releases, and it looks like ayyyshadow may have gotten an editor/beta as the most recent chapter exceeded the others in quality. Here's to hoping this continues being translated, and that the translations continue to improve in quality! <<less
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25th bamm rated it
May 28, 2019
Status: c111
the MC is a wonderful protagonist and growing character and the ML is very patient. The romance is the main aspect but the gaming is well explained with the help of the translator's notes and the other characters are charming. The pacing of the development of their relationship very good (as of chapter 111). If the development was summarised it would look like the ML pushing to progress while the MC eventually says yes. BUT that is a very simple explanation and does not tell the whole story.

the MC... more>> is not perfect and he does make choices that hurt the relationship between him and the ML. But he changes and begins to find himself throughout the story. The ML is supportive and helps when the MC really needed him to be. But the MC changes because he chooses to. I feel like this is also a story of finding one's self and loving it.

His childhood and current situation made him be hesitant and nervous in his relationship with the ML.


The MC grow up with a very overbearing mother. She does not care or listen to how he feels about her controlling his life. A lot of his decisions were based on how his mother would feel despite the fact he is an adult. His mother would verbally and (when he was younger) physically attack him when he stepped out of line. This caused him to fear her. So despite him being an adult and having the ability to he did not drink and spend money on unnecessary things for pleasure. Due to this he even after he had left his mother's control he had a hard time accepting he was attracted to a man.



His relationship with the ML offline and online causes him to very confused. He finds himself falling in love with both of them. He becomes unsure (he doesn't know who the ML is IRL) if he loves the voice, if he is pushing his feeling for the online ML on to the offline ML, or if he just loves two people.


So far I really enjoy the story and don't have any big complaints and very few small complaints. In fact, I stayed up really late reading it because I really like this story. I would recommend this story and the translators did a really good job. :) <<less
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simone_griffin rated it
December 26, 2018
Status: c68
I love this story. I think the "wife" MC is starting to grow and become more independent and realize what it is that he wants out of life and not let his mother control everything just because she thinks she can. With the help of the "husband" MC he has started to know who he is and it's not who his mother is forcing him to become. I love this story but I was just wondering if/when does this story get updated? I was also wondering where I can read... more>> the machine translation of this story because it's such a good story I really don't think I can wait for this story to be translated. <<less
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Redroses__ rated it
December 21, 2018
Status: Completed
It is my first time to finish a novel using MTL. The story was so good that's why even though I only understand about 80% of what's going on, it still manages to make me smile, cry, frustrated, and squeal.

The story isn't exactly original. Most parts are cliche. But-but-but, I love how the story revolves around the main characters and does not introduce unimportant characters. Almost all the characters contribute to the development of the story.

My favorite character was the ML, QY unlike most BL stories is not forceful, rape-y,... more>> and obsessive. I mean, he is most of those things but he actually takes into account the opinion of the MC. Which is a like for me.

Overall, I have a smile while reading this esp the first part. Since I read for enjoyment, and I enjoyed thr story this is a five star for me. :) <<less
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krn00 rated it
September 21, 2018
Status: --
I couldn't wait for the updates that I've actually had to mtl the remaining chapters and boy, the second part is so so good and rewarding for someone who is a sucker for sads like me. The angst, the character development in both characters are done so beautifully by the author, although mtl can be sometimes incoherent with the word for word translations but you will get the gist of it. All throughout the second half all I could ever think of is Tr*ye S*van's Blue Neighbourhood! It totally fits... more>> with the overall atmosphere.

Also, fluffy ending and extra chapters 11/10 would recommend for BL readers. I'm looking forward to translated chapters in the future! :) <<less
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WhoWho rated it
January 4, 2018
Status: c22
So far, I really enjoy the story. Though at times, it does seem a little confusing to read and also a bit too distasteful in the video game aspect. I really love how good-will the main character is. He Jin has a nice personality, but it doesn't mean he doesn't get sad or depress. I sort of empathize with him because he has been suppressing his own emotions and thoughts for a long time. It sort of relates to how a gay guy sometimes must also suppress his feelings.

The stuff... more>> I dislike are pretty minor but can also be a big deal depending on how the story develops. For one, I didn't like the stereotypical attitude, since this is set in the future and still the society is not open to homose xuality. It really gives the impression that the author or the author's intended audience believes that there will not be much change. I wish the author at least tried to show how the society has advanced besides the technology. It also makes me a bit annoyed because the author purposely writes in ignorance sometimes, probably because it "fits" the status quo attitude. The author could do so much better, or just leave it out.

Another annoying thing is how the author uses these modern terms, that probably are already dated and not very representative of normal gamers. It feels like the author is just trying to throw these terms just to impress you, without adding anything meaningful to the table.

I might be a little picky as a guy, but it really bothers me when the author uses his own bias instead of doing some research, even though I know the author probably was just joking around. For example, I remember reading how the author "jokes" that "trans people were just playing" and it does bother me a bit. Thus it breaks your illusion because of how it makes the story less "realistic".

There are many instances which annoys me, in which the author kept explicitly addressing how it might be a issue if the person is a guy. The execution is kind of poorly done, especially since you would expect it to be more discreet and subtle. There was too much "telling" and not enough "showing."

Another point I find very disturbing is the "pet system", not the regular pets, but rather how a player can become someone's pet. It isn't that bad in the novel, but it does feel a bit weird and possessive. I do like possessive and dominant characters but that isn't the problem. The problem is in how the author uses that for the plot, and how it doesn't really fit in. It just feels way too "cheap", easy, and abusable by the author. Still I give this 5 stars, and hope that this "pet training system" won't be a problem to read.

Still, I guess it is the feeling of manipulation that I really dislike... <<less
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