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How to snag a gamer girlfriend

GamePro: "The girl gamer is a rare breed of lady. Like ninjas or flying unicorns, she remains perpetually shrouded in myth and shadow. Statistics would have us believe that over 40 percent of gamers are female - but come on. When was the last time you got trash-talked on Modern Warfare 2 by the dulcet tones of a woman? The fact is: you have a better chance of meeting a girl with an interest in Gauguin than gaming (girls are a lot smarter than us, y'see).

But that's not to say that female gamers don't exist. You just need to adopt the right mindset and know where to look.

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sbizarre2784d ago

i am a girl gamer :) The thing is we tend to not shout to the world our gender.. spec in shooting games. Nothing worse then someone picking on you because your a girl or a huge amount of guys asking you to go on mic and camera. *sigh* i <3 MW2 i have mic and a girlie voice.. they just assume i'm a little girlie voiced 10 year old boy. :p

Lou Ferrigno2784d ago

^^ o.o AH,its a girl!! .. im in need of some digits gurlfwiend :)

JK,ill stick to finding a gamer chick in real life.. cyber dating can suck the crabs right off of lara crofts muff fro.

REAL LIFE CHIX FTW!

hay2784d ago (Edited 2784d ago )

I know quite a lot of gamer girls, they aren't that rare. Though they meet with various reactions online, while quite significant percentage of them aren't really pleasant. Trash talking, hitting on, etc.,
Girls game cause of the same reasons as guys, not to be constantly treated differently.
They're just bunch of cool "guys", it's nice to play a bit, go out to a pub, have some beers but please, don't make a legend or fairy stories of gamer girls, it makes situation worse.
There are hordes of immature guys there who'll believe it consciously or subconsciously believing it's THAT rare to meet gamer girl. While it's just pure bull... Fecal matter.

reaferfore202784d ago

That doesn't suprise me at all. It's like in home all those people that crowd around someone with a female avatar.

The best game to get girls playing from my experience is Soul Calibre 4. All they gotta do is pick Maxi or Killik and mash some buttons to beat people. It's kinda frustrating actually, when you know they've got no idea what they're doing and you still lose :P

jessupj2784d ago

Actually guys are just as smart as girls. Please don't tell me otherwise just because you're p*ssy wipped and want their approval.

jon12342784d ago

lol i play MW2 with my friend and she gets so much friend request, i bet u do too haha :D

Christopher2784d ago

Step 1: Don't objectify women by creating an article on how to 'snag' one of them.

beardpapa2784d ago

I guess you'll be shooting a lot of guys in the heart in MW2 for valentine's.

sikbeta2784d ago

What's the Deal now with the "gamer girlfriend"?

The Majority of Chicks don't like Games or they really don't care about, so Deal with it, its not like you can't get a chick if she doesn't like games, get the point?

4pocalyps32784d ago

there's quite a few girl gamers in my course at uni....though it would be kinda obvious since i'm doing a games design course. but yeah they aren't that rare and don't go shouting there gender online. alot of girl gamers just come on consoles to play games you know...i know...it's crazy!

The Killer2784d ago (Edited 2784d ago )

letter to the gamer girls:

..... get a life!!

tabooa2783d ago

I to am a gamer girl who frequently gets told that 'a young boy like me shouldn't be up at this time and needs to go to bed'. Unfortunately if I am outed in a game as being female in game the majority of times I come under fire for my gender, so I normally mute everyone who isn't on my friends list from the get go. I am a mother of 2 children so I prefer not to argue with them (children) on live. I can add also that about 15% of my friends list are female.

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GrrrlGamerX2784d ago

"on Valentines Day you can surprise your WoW crush with a flower or piece of jewelry in-game. As you can imagine, this tends to go down better than shooting her in the head and tea-bagging her crumpled corpse."

BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! !!!

ChozenWoan2784d ago

good thing I wasn't drinking when I read that about T-Bing... it surely would have ended up all over the room.

cmrbe2784d ago

She is a very quick learner and she learned from my friend. She kicks my ass in KZ2 which pisses me off. What i am trying to say is you shouldn't stereotype people.

siren2784d ago

As someone who is happily married to a girl gamer who is hardcore enough to import games and system directly from Japan, I have to say this article completely misses one key fact.

It acts like Girl Gamers are not still females.

Just like getting any other girl, you have to show that you have more to you than just being a sofa sitting gamer bum. You need to find something that you can excel at that will take you outside of the house so that can also attract the interest of a gamer girl that is doing the same.

In my case, DDR and Off Roading were my tickets in the door. Playing DDR in public was a great way to meet a lot of girl gamers. They would see me as a healthy, fit, and smart individual.

For a friend it was taking up Salsa dancing. He met a lot of girls there that had some gaming interest but loved that he had a talent that also was of interest to them above and beyond gaming.

For another friend it was candle making. He eventually ended up hooking up with a person he saw all the time at the shop he purchased his supplies from. She found his passion for candle making interesting and his WoW T-Shirt enabled her to start the conversation with him about gaming when she approached him.

The biggest thing is, you have to be more than just a gamer to find, impress, and date a girl. When you do so, you will be surprised just how many gamer chicks there are out there in the world that don't openly flaunt that part of their personality.

grumpysmurf2784d ago (Edited 2784d ago )

I think people who are taking this article seriously are missing the point. It appears to be a parody of 'girl gamer worship'. At the very end, they basically admit that none of it matters and you should just find a girl who you like.

Also, calling Vin Diesel a 'stud gamer' is pretty funny.

Pen Pooh2784d ago

Yeah. Not everything has to be super-serious people...

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