There is a myth that’s been around for quite a while now that says not only do girls not play video games, they don’t exist on the internet at all. I myself am a 30-year-old fat guy that lives in his parent’s basement whose been cloaking his own voice to sound feminine on the Pink show (sorry Dave), so I don’t help much with either of these arguments. But for those of you who have found those rare gamer girls and claimed them as your own, have you considered lucky to find a rare item or wishing you could trade her in for a (lamer) model?
There are several arguments out there on whether or not dating a gamer chick is a good thing for male gamers. I’m here to present you some of the disputes and let you come to your own conclusion on the matter…. after I finish this bucket of KFC chicken… Alright, we’re good.
(1) Time management skills might need an upgrade +1
We all know we didn’t pay attention to our parents when they were trying to teach us good manners like sharing. Who has time for that when you’re on the last level of Battletoads and you’ve been ignoring your little brother’s begging for the last four hours? Well, not listening to the grown-ups may come back to haunt you, because with a gamer girlfriend you’ll be placed in the situation of having to wait for your turn to play.
Whether it is a particular game or the system itself, dating a gamer girl requires agreements to be made on who gets to play at what time for how long. Because you want to get some, you’ll bend more to the female’s wishes, which may hurt you in the long run when you start missing out on gamernights with the boys or you find out the ending to a game she beat before you.
On the other hand, non-gamer girlfriends also can take your time away from gaming. Does the terms “nerd,” “immature” and “grow-up” ring a bell? These are the usual words non-gamers use when you choose to play Call of Duty Spec Ops with your homeboy online over watching a sappy made-for-TV movie with them on the couch. Sharing materialistic things might not be a problem here, but the constant nagging might.
(2) New Message: You’ve been invited to a gamer argument
If you’re a casual gamer, this might not be much of a problem. But when you actually can discern what makes a good game and you’re in the know on the industry, arguments might spring up every now and then with your gamer honey. This is a toss-up: you’ll either like the challenge and you’ll be happy you can have a geeky conversation, or you’ll want to put on your Triton headphones to try to block out any sound your girl’s making.
If the game discussions lead to actual fights, I hope what follows is make-up sex. Otherwise, prepare yourself for some lonely nights (but as a gamer you should be used to that, right?).
(3) To win or not to win… When did this become a question?
A man’s ego is bad, but a woman’s can always be worse. Gamer girlfriends bring an interesting feature to the table: they might actually be better than you at something you love. If you’re fearful of getting your cojones taken away when a female beats you at a game and she rubs it in your face, a gamer chick might not be a good fit. Female gamers call themselves gamers for a reason; they actually know what they’re doing when they pick up the controller. Gamer girls do come with a warning: Your ego may get bruised – suck it up.
Flip the script; you might actually be better than your girlfriend at something other than who can burp the loudest. She may take the loss with grace and acknowledge your skills… or you’ll end up with your hand as a late night companion again (you two are well-acquainted). You can always lose on purpose too, that’s always fun. In this predicament, you’re stuck between PWNING her ass or being sweet and pleasing her self-esteem – but hey, she might please you later.
(4) Minimal effort FTW!
It’s a well-known fact that guys get tired of trying to find creative stuff to do to entertain their ladies. Men are lazy – In fact, men are accepting this claim right now because they’re too lazy to argue. But there’s some small hope out there for you bums if you find yourself dating a gamer chick. Fun fact: she’s easily entertained. She won’t mind staying at home on the weekend to co-op with you in Left 4 Dead 2 if you’ve already taken her to the bowling alley 3 times that week. Gamer guys and gals usually have one thing in common: a love and tolerance for staring at the screen for long periods of time.
You’re seriously not bored yet? Well, if you want to keep reading, click on page 2 for numbers #5 – #8. Yeah, I was this bored.
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