It's time for another "Gaming rant!" Today's topic of entertainment is "Dating and Games"
If you're like me, you've probably dated a few gamer guys... Those men who impress us gamer ladies with their skills, prowess and keen insight into gaming. There's a certain sex appeal to men who are both good at what they play AND humble about it.
The hum of the CPU, the glow of the LCD fans on the board, and the dark room... come on its downright sexy.
Now I knwo what you're thinking... what if the guy isn't... you know... model material? For most gamer girls it isn't about physical appeal, its about the chemistry and the personality. Dont beleive me?
Who's the most charismatic gamer guy you know...
Now does he have a girlfriend?
I've dated my fia rshare of gamer geeks... the sexies tthing about them is that giant throbbing mass of tissue in their heads. If you can out talk, out walk and out wit (and out awp) me you're on my datable list. Not enough guys put stock into their ability to be sexy. ALL guys clean up well, they just need to knwo how... More men need to be just a touch more metro.. and I ONLY mean a touch. Lets not get all Queer eye for the computer guy or anything...
Once a gamer guys has got a chick though its important to remember a few rules.
1-We ARE more important then your damn computer
2-/camp is an important thing to learn
3-If we're playing a new game, dont let us win, but dont bash our heads into the floor either.
4-Dont pout if we beat you
5-Taking us out is important (ie dinner, the arcade, movies)
6-Sure we're one of the guys, but we want you to remember we're women and we like to be treated as such once in a while
7-Have you told us how hot we are lately? Because if you haven't you need to.
8-Taking us for granted will get you replaced
9-Dont just be our friend, be our BOYFRIEND
10-Encourage us to be who we want to be, women dont get enough of that kind of support.
Sure we're gamers, but sometimes we like to be girls as well... we like to dress up, to impress... well.. YOU! Notice the little things, not just "Nice shoes, wanna...."
FOr instance... While I was in colleg I dated a guy who was... VERY into EQ. He was so into EQ that he stopped noticing my existance. SO instead of nagging him or pulling the plug on his game (bc hey that'd incite ME to violence) I decided to press in full school girl regalia.
I sauntered into his dorm room, threw off my coat and sat right in his unsuspecting lap and gave hima kiss on the cheek.
He continued his game without any notice... I got off of him and left the room. The relationship didn't last much longer...
Granted thats an extremem example, but you get the picture...
Now on the other side of the coin, playing games can indeed be a turn on (and I'm not talking cheesy cyber sex either thank you)
Counter strike or any FPS's are well known for their varied shit-talking both online and off. Most gamer women can hold their own and know that frequently insults are considered terms on endearment int he gamer community... Often (or so it has been my experience) gamers express insults to each other as a form of comroderie.
While dating a different gyu in college I got into counter-strike and found myself attracted to one of the much more skilled players. He both cheered me on and provided a challenge for me.
Later on down the line he and I played at LAN centers and I found myself (after MUCH practice) being a better player, being both entertained and strangely turned on by the banter... It would result in a lasting relationship.
Who knew right?
I've actually known a few girls, who were gamers, to be aroused by a good raid, or even a challenging match over a driving game. Most women are attracted to, as mentioned earlier, skill and humility. Girls aren't looking for the OMG I PWNZORED J00R 455!!! players, but instead the smarter more refined gamers, knowing when to taunt and when to let go of the aggro...
Just my buck .25