There’s a pervasive, and completely inaccurate stereotype that geeks and gamers are wholly incapable of meeting, and hooking up with members of the opposite sex – mostly because they’re already in relationships with their computers. What if gamers don’t want relationships? Maybe the just want casual sex? There’s a new UK-based dating site that seeks to solve that very problem.
Dating, obviously used quite loosely here. Nearly as loose as the service’s patrons. Shag-A-gamer was conceived because it “fills the gap left for horny geeks who aren’t necessarily looking for dating or a long-term relationship, but who are interested in scouting for sex online and meeting up for no-strings nookie".
It’s from the same people who brought you Date-a-gamer, a service that aimed to hook geeky members of the opposite sex up – but they found that many were using it not to seek love, instead using it for casual, hit-and-run tomfoolery.
"Over the past few months we noticed that instead of looking for love, many of the members were using the site purely to meet up for sex – it’s not something we were expecting, but obviously gamers get urges too,” surmised Date-a-gamer’s Tom Thurlow. "It got us thinking that, perhaps by providing a platform where geeks and gamers over the age of 18 could arrange to meet up and get it on, we could help people who may feel uneasy in social situations, find someone and get some action.
"People were using the Date a Gamer site to meet up for sex anyway, but this way they have a space where they can do this more openly in an arena they are comfortable in, in other words, online."
He added: "We realise this concept will raise more than a few eyebrows. But we’re all adults and by using this platform all members know what they are there for and the activity is far more transparent. We’re hoping it may even become self-regulating because of this."
The site might be UK based – but apparently it believes that South Africa is home to enough horny nerds for it to be viable here. Joining the UK, Ireland, Australia and the US it’ll cost you R115 a month to get in to contact with sad and lonely gamers.
“Quite simply we are the best at matchmaking thousands of Gamers. We are the same people behind Date a Gamer and we are South Africa’s biggest destination for single gamers and geeks,” says the local loading portal “So when users are looking for a site to find the hottest gamer girls or the biggest number of gamers, that’s why we are many people’s number one choice. Joining our site is very quick and easy and you will get immediate access to our sexy singles looking for sex. There’s no commitment, no fuss and you get to have gamer sex with the girls or lads that rock your boat. What’s not to like?
I’m thinking of ponying up the money. Not for me, mind…but it could be the only way Darryn will ever see a real life naked woman.