Friday, April 6, 2012

Finding Love Online... The Fun Way.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I was single. I try to forget about those days. Let's just say I wasn't known for my swagger and smooth moves back then. Actually, I'm still not known for them. Sigh...

The dating world was tough. You needed money to take a girl out. You had to wade through all the obsessive psychos, liars, control freaks, and so on, and so on... It also involved having to do two things I've never been a fan of: going out and meeting people.

I much preferred staying in and playing video games, instead.
Online dating wasn't around yet and, luckily, I met Mrs. C before I ever had my turn at that roulette wheel, so I never had to go through that. I've heard more than a fair share of the horror stories people have told about their adventures with that though.

Nope, video games worked just fine for me.

When I started playing World of Warcraft I actually made a few friends there. A guild I belonged to even had a married couple who met playing WoW and another pair who eventually decided to meet and start dating.

Somehow, it just seemed easier to find compatibility with fellow gamers, I guess. Plus it was easier to avoid the freaks. Just don't go into Goldshire late at night. Trust me. There's just something really unnerving about a horny druid in bear form talking dirty to you.

To show you what I mean Tony Shin and his team from the Online University  went out, compiled the stats and put together this cool retro-game themed graphic that shows you why it's better to stay locked in your room, playing online video games instead of staying locked in your room trawling online dating sites.



Gamers Get Girls
Created by: OnlineUniversity.net


What more needs to be said. So stay home and take your death knight up to level 85. Don't worry about finding love and it will find you... probably in the form of a peppy Gnome priest who makes sure she heals you first during all your raids together.


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22 comments:

  1. LOL I can relate to this, my daughter and daughter in law are gamers, they met on the internet, but I think a dating site, the DIL is a new convert to gaming LOL

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    1. I bet the gaming makes relationship stronger.

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  2. That was really cool. I still don't know if I'm convinced. I think I need to see pictures of the couples to make sure they don't all look like the comic book guy from the Simpsons. And you know what's more effective? LARPing.

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    1. Larping is effective? Does that mean they’re successfully procreating? Ho-boy!

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  3. Hubby and I met on an online dating site :) I guess we are one of the few success stories.

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    1. Online gaming, online dating, crappy store job (how Mrs. C and I met), when all is said and done, a good couple just needs to meet. The type of setting just improves the odds of them meeting.

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  4. "Just don't go into Goldshire late at night." Something only a seasoned WoW player would understand. I had no idea you played dude! I played for years, then gave it up due to wife-aggro. Now, Skyrim keeps me busy until Diablo 3 comes out. Muuwhahahaha!

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    1. I don’t play as much as I used to either. Same reason. No dungeon boss can hold a candle to an angey wife.

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  5. And here all this time I've been worried that my two boys are dooming themselves to a lonely life as bedroom trolls in Mommy's house. Thank you so much for giving me hope that there is a future where the trolls meet women and move into their own homes!

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    1. Well... that’s mostly right. It’s true they may most likely meet girls, but... How do you feel about adding extra rooms to your house?

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    2. Give me hope and take it away - all in the same day.

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    3. Sorry. I thought it best you were warned early.

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  6. My girlfriend being the ultimate example.... Horde chicks are way better in bed.

    That is all.

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    1. I believe it. Some time back, I tried to teach Mrs. C to play. She said Alliance was boring and created a horde character.

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  7. More and more people are meeting this way. We spend enough time on the internet now, it is inevitable.

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    1. If you want to be social, just join a social network, right? I am curious about what you mean by enough time on the internet. Is that possible?

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    2. I just mean that we are connected in so many ways any more, I guess we should expect this. Between social networks, blogging communities, gaming sites and other places, many people spend more time socializing online than in person.

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    3. I hear you. The avatar filled world of Surrogates doesn’t seem so far-fetched, does it?

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  8. Most of my social life lately has been online. It is making me very lazy. My son is a huge gamer and he has no desire to have a life beyond that.

    I just can't get into games, though...

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    1. *blink* Life... beyond... gaming? That exists?

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  9. Good graphic, thank you for sharing this.
    Soon, meeting the old-fashioned way will be old-fashioned.

    High five with gamer's thumb.

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    1. Old fashioned way? You mean chat rooms?

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