When their computer-generated selves clapped eyes on each other, she said, it was 'love at first sight'.
But she claimed they weer only friends until David split with his wife.
Happily married in Second Life: Modesty Mc Donnell (Linda Brinkley) and Dave Barmy (David Pollard), who are also engaged in real life 'I felt it too so it really was like love at first sight.
It was kind of strange at first because I never thought anything like this would happen to me.'But we gradually built up our relationship and got closer until he proposed to me online for real.
Linda Brinkley, 55, known on the multi-player online game as Modesty Mc Donnell, revealed that since her online fling with David Pollard the couple had become engaged in real life.
But Miss Brinkley today denied that her internet love affair with Mr Pollard had led to the break-up of the 40-year-old's marriage to ex-wife Amy Taylor.
From her home in Newquay, Cornwall, she said yesterday: 'It has been a very difficult time for me. There's still a chance I could bump into him on there.'I have met somebody new and we are living together. I know it all sounds pretty strange - but it works for me.'Her ex-husband, who would only speak to the Mail through his character on Second Life, said yesterday: 'I don't think I was really doing anything wrong.'And he claimed that the problem was not Second Life, but his real life relationship with Miss Taylor.'Amy never did anything around the house,' said Mr Pollard.
She has three children aged 35, 33 and 30 from her first marriage and another son aged 15 from her second marriage.
David also insists he and Linda were only 'hanging out' together in Second Life and never indulged in cyber-sex before his real marriage to Amy was over.'We weren't even having cyber sex or anything like that we were just chatting and hanging out together," he said.
I was surprised but part of me knew it was coming and of course I said yes.'He's told me that his relationship with his wife was over way before I came along and he's been very honest with me so I take his word for that.'We've never met in real life but we've got each other's pictures.
I'm really nervous about meeting him but at the same time I'm looking forward to it more than you could know.'It's amazing that we've found each other across so many miles and we love each other very much.