Yukino of GamingAngels.com lists ten very valid reasons why every gamer should try and date a female gamer.
Fun read, but do we really need a reason? let alone ten? :P
How is a girl gamer different from any other girl? How is a girl gamer different from any other gamer?
"How is a girl gamer different from any other girl?" I'd say identity of Interests is always a great asset in a couple. Of course there can be plenty interests in common with girls that care nothing about gaming, but one more is a plus, I'd say. "How is a girl gamer different from any other gamer?" That i'd date (and dated) one, while I wouldn't date a gamer without the "girl" bit? :D
I feel I need to impart some wisdom on the younger among us "nerds" and "gamers" and "geeks" yes, attractive geek girls do exist, and I know that dating one sounds like the bee's knees, and your going to feel damn lucky if you can get your hands on one. But be warned, that luck is just the problem with even moderately attractive "geek" girls (Read: Not entirely hideous or over 200 lbs) is that you might as well try and date a supermodel. They know full well how rare and amazing they are, and they know that if you lose them you will have better luck finding a damn unicorn Sassy hot girls are the way they are because they are used to guys letting her walk all over them her entire life, Imagine what that effect can have on a girl who is no where near as "genetically attractive" in a culture where the male:female ratio is not 1:1 like normal society, but 10:1. They will cheat on you, fool around on you, and treat you like ***** because they know how "lucky" you are to have them and that their are literally 100 more guys banging on her door. I gave up on trying to find a "geek" girl about half way though college and I am much much happier because of it. And yes I know that their are exceptions to every rule and I'm sure that there are plenty of guys on n4g that are going to say they are dating great geek girls and I'm a jilted crazy loon, but just think about it. How would you treat women if you didn't have to be attractive and you had a literal fleet of them knocking down your door to be with you and you had very little competition among them.
Method: Sorry to hear that, that was your experience, but I know many of the women I know are not like that. The whole idea is to dispel this myth of us being unicorns and special. It's so sad that you had this experience, but it's definitely not how many women I know are.
Guys, don't listen to this jilted, crazy loon. I kid.
I would never let any woman walk all over me. I don't care if her skin is gold and her t*ts are like the moon. Regarding your last question, that which is easily obtainable cannot be regarded in high value. If you have a fleet of girls banging on your door, then where is the fun in that? I would probably ignore them. A girl will come along that you'll like but she won't give a f**k about "gamer guys". That you'd have to work for.
Gamer girls are a myth! :O It's like snipe hunting in boy scouts
that only for nerd, and if I'm playing she should be in the kitchen xd
wow I come to read dumb dating stories from kids and find the Method has nailed the dating dilemma RIGHT in the head. The problem with pretty women is the men that fall all over themselves to be with them. There's millions of losers with no self respect that let themselves be used and abused by a woman because of her looks. This in turn damages the womans sense of self worth by giving her the impression that all men are her doormats to do with as she pleases. This is of course far from the truth and when she mets a REAL man who knows he doesn't have to kiss anyone's behind because he IS WORTH JUST AS MUCH AS THE PRETTY WOMAN, she doesn't know to deal or react to this and thus makes that "gas face" and moves on to the next loser who will feed her ego the way she needs it fed. If men would have a little more self respect and not think with the small head they would have ALOT easier time with women.
Id say it's not about finding a girl who is a gamer. Since I hardly find that a character defining personality trait, but rather finding a girl who is okay with your hobbies. My girlfriend doesn't play many games on her own but she certainly doesn't give me a hard time about it. There is a nice middle ground between girls hating you playing video games, and girls who play them compulsively. I think there's this issue where guys think a girl has to be a gamer not to scoff at the notion of them.
valid points.. but find me a hot gamer girl that can atleast get chopper gunners in mw2 and i'll be happy with her let alone all the other stuff.. the only thing is, where can one find himself one of these? when theyre like 1 in a million hahah
'How is a girl gamer different from any other girl?' The girl gamer is less likely to b!tch when you play video games instead of listening to her talk about every detail of her day. 'How is a girl gamer different from any other gamer?' Because I'm straight and prefer to date a female gamer than a male gamer.
Well they can come in handy specially when your sitting beside her for a quick shag.......then it's back to the game.
A quick shag? You would be lucky to even get a handshake from a woman with those hairy palms of yours..
The virgin talking about what he will never get
Gr81 will get his mum's hairy mangina
I'd like to see you try to talk to a girl like that, that'd be a funny sight.
More of these!? I do like that shirt though it's quite funny :p.
Ahah, well, GamingAngels is a gamer girls community, at least there this kind of article has a place :D
Lol I figured from the name they might be, but still it seems now there is one every week or so :p. I will admit though this one made me think of a few games: "10. Date Nights Made Simple. " Would be nice if their were more games that had split-screen in which you could also do online play. Or rather it would just be better if all games had split-screen I should say -.-'
lol, back when I dated a pretty hardcore gamer, I simply used to haul my own 360 and a 22 inches monitor to her place, so she could play on her own, but still side by side. Good times for sure :D
lol that sounds like to much, unless it was a lan party or something :p though it sounds like it would be an interesting experience.
Well, the only alternative would have been sitting there and watching her play :P
Lol I don't see a problem with that :p.
well, she used not to be very "interactive" while gaming :D The only way to get some interactivity was to get into the game myself :D
Could have had her sit on your lap or something :p, though I guess I see your point lol.
when articles like this are being written it makes us react like this http://scienceblogs.com/ins...
I like this article and think it's a response to an article many months ago that was a very satirical look at reasons to not date a female gamer. That article got so much discussion, that I think it's better to show the positive sides of choosing your date. ^_^ Just as a side note, GamingAngels has been around for over five years and we strive to not only write and converse with female gamers, but also to get more women into tech and the gaming industry. We volunteer at teen events to talk tech and are a sponsor of GameMentorOnline.com. We're about changing the game industry's feelings on female gamers.
want to play a hardcore game w/ my gf no offense to girls but majority cant handle them it be more screaming at my gf then anything lol. But having a girl who enjoys games is always a plus.
1 of the great reasons why were still together for 7 years but thier is a downside. Passing the controller. I'm selfish & it hurts to pass. She don't know that, shhhhh. Have to put big games down when she goes to bed. I still haven't beat god of war 3 yet & I got it day 1. But I have my alternatives. Late night Online shooters!!!
I'm getting sick of these kind of articles plaguing this site. It's either a none-news article involving cosplay, girls, or second opinions on PS3 games. NEWS FOR GAMERS NEWS FOR GAMERS get it?
Actually, this site isn't dedicated only to NEWS. If you've ever tried to submit a piece, you'll notice a convenient list of categories that's much more extensive than just "news", and guess what? There's one named "Article" like there's one for reviews for instance (and reviews aren't news). So yeah, there's plenty sanctioned room for editorials and opinion pieces on N4G. Don't like it? Make your own aggregator site. Get it? :D
the sex is better..
Haven't met a girl yet that doesn't get into tetris, puzzle bobble, lumines or columns. XD Maybe they should change the title to hardcore gamer girls. Most girls will game if they love you enough, hell you can even watch them attempt to play mw2 with you. Haha but then the important rule is that in return you have to do stuff they want to do as well.
For some reason I think every person submitting articles about gamer girls are lonely guys, first off if a girl threatens to leave you for playing video games (or something else that is going to be the end of the world /sarcasm) or tries to "change" you she doesn't love you in the first place, it's what irritates me the most about people and the biggest reason I think there are so many divorces, the husband and wife just dont like a few MINUTE things eachother do, and instead of putting on their big girl panties and dealing with it they whine and cry until they've made a mountain out of a mole hill. If you think women opress you as a gamer grow up.
GR8 Jack honestly if you think women are only to be used as a tool then you are sadly mistaken. To bad you will never know that
am sorry.i hope i can get too know you better. my view on ladys really needs a change
Find me a gamer chick i have yet to see one in my area.
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been got my gamer girl, happily 2gether with her for 6 years :) she has 360, ps3 and gaming comp, i beat RE5 4 times in a row with her, plays uncharted, she beat both ninja gaidens etc etc. she awesome, met her at library, thank u anime lol
Been with one for a long time. Years. It's really not all that it's cracked up to be. Back when being a gamer wasn't something most people boasted about like they're in a special club, a girl like that would've been PERFECT. They were tough to find. Just like male gamers, they're a dime a dozen now. It's all good I guess.. Common ground is common ground. But, it's when other guy gamers treat them like an endangered species it's kind of annoying/sickening at the same time.
They should all go back to the kitchen.
Can someone please put something in this person's mouth to shut that person up because my zipper is stuck!
The cake is a lie when I have to meet the girl.
Interesting read. I've never dated a gamer chick, I never found one..lol It's tough to find a woman in her mid 20s that plays games. My ex rarely complained about my playing time in fact she would sit and watch me play games. The only games she played with me were LittleBigPlanet and Pixeljunk Shooters. I will sure miss her it's tough when you live with someone and things don't work out.
I could really use a female gamer to share my epic adventures with. Then again a girl in general would be nice.
I don't think most of you guys can afford to be so picky when it comes to choosing a girl because of her interests.
dating a female gamer would be boring it would be like dating your buddy all the time it's game talk and game chat which will get really boring and irritating on the other hand, if your girl doesn't like gaming and you play together and kick her butt and you both laugh, now that's cool. i dont want my gf to come hurrying to me saying oh oh bungie is going to do another halo
There ARE things you can do with her that you wouldn't with a dude who's your best bud. Just let it settle in your brain for a while.
As a father of 2, where else would i find the time alone to play through Uncharted, God of War 3, Dragon Age, Oblivion, Ratchet and Clank, FFVII and FF9, and many other games we've played through. Obviously games like Modern Warfare 2 (which was the biggest purchase mistake i ever made, had to craiglist it after 3 days), Killzone, dead space , MGS4, and similar games I have to tackle on my own, but there's at least one game we keep going that keeps her interested. And no, her conversation topics usually arent about games, she could care less whats coming out or the next big thing is etc. I just have to start playing a game she may get interested in and work at it at first, but as soon as she gets the hang of it she's hooked. Now tell me if that doesn't beat a night of having to wait for desperate housewives to be over to get some tv time?
See, some of those are not reasons to date someone. To have someone hold your place in line and tell you how to get past a part in the game? Really? The understanding is the one valid reason on there.
I prefer girls that can cook rather than those who make me feel bad cause they kick my ass in Street Fighter ;D
To each his own. It's ignorant to dismiss someone just because they can beat you at a video game, though.
First of all, the article was written because I am sick of seeing sites post ridiculously stereotyped pieces on "girl gamers". The female gamers who fit those preconceived notions are not real gamers. They are girls who want to get the attentions of their boyfriends who are doing so in a negative way. Secondly, I don't believe some of the commenters here on N4G and on my post over at GamingAngels fully understand that this isn't an article about going out and actively finding a female gamer as your life partner. It's about why you should not be "afraid" of dating someone with the same interests as yourself and learning to embrace it as a foundation of your relationship. My husband and I met through gaming and I am glad that we did. I've had other relationships with gamers, and those fell apart for other reasons. Gaming alone cannot keep a relationship going, nor is it the only reason you should get into one. My post is a positive look at relationships between two gamers and isn't saying things like "oh look, we're dating now so you hold my place in line while I go over there and talk to that guy I know." One of the things I mention is mutual understanding, which also (unless you are a complete moron) includes respecting each other. If you can't respect your partner, then you shouldn't be in a relationship. There are several female gamers out there. You can find us at gaming and comic conventions, the comic book shop, your favourite gaming bar, or retail outlet. The one rule of thumb for guys interested in us is to not jump all over us once you meet us. Treat us like normal people. And don't be upset if we aren't interested in you as more than a friend. Odds are we know plenty of other females who are into gaming. Just be a gentleman, get to know us and see how things progress from there.
I don't think you've read articles about girl gamers before. I think what you've read about are whores who happen to play games, badly. But, at least those are arguably better stereotypes than fat chicks who have no friends. I don't fit into either stereotype, but I've never had a guy not want to date me just because I play games.
Most Male gamers aren't as technically capable as they'd like to think. Or does "setting up a console/PC" count as technically capable these days?
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