Between their tough training schedules, tournaments, and other time sucking activities, where do professional gamers find the time for romance? Some do, certainly, but others avoid relationships completely, or at least, choose not to pursue love during the height of their career. Why? Because it could affect gaming performance negatively, or so claims a professional League of Legends gamer.
Many women with gamers for partners are not gamers themselves. Having lead a life with very little interest or interaction with gaming, it not only poses possible difficulty in their relationships, but in many cases leave women with a fear of trying gaming because they feel they might well, suck at it. Now I know that lots of people are probably going to gasp and picture throwing rotten tomatoes at me, but hear me out.
Gaming and sex go hand-in-hand whether you’re willing to admit it or not. You’re either not getting any because you spend too much time playing games and too little time socialising with potential suitors, not getting any because the your current partner is pissed that you spend so much time gaming or if you’re lucky, getting some because you spend so much time gaming.
Video games are increasingly becoming a factor in the crumbling of relationships. So says a Daily Mail reported survey by One-Poll.com, anyway. The survey polled 1500 gamers and their partners â€“ and the conclusion is that video games break hearts.
On out of 10 respondents claimed theyâ€™d skipped a date or rejected sex in favour of playing video games. I donâ€™t know about you, but for me? Boobs win out over digital guns any day of the week. 5% said games had cost them their relationship, while a much larger 70% said their partners become regularly annoyed at the amount of time played.
Over the past few years, weâ€™ve moved away from the stereotype of the gamer as a pasty, socially awkward, sun-fearing basement dweller - bereft of charm, hairbrushes and deodorant. Not the sort of bait conducive to snagging a member of the opposite â€“ or same, if thatâ€™s your thing â€“ sex. Gamers these days are mostly seen as regular people, capable of forging relationships â€“ who just happen to like playing games. Is that really the case though? A recent anonymous 80-000 strong survey by GameFAQS revealed that nearly 68% of those polled are not in a relationship â€“ and that 42% of those surveyed have never been in a relationship at all.