These so-called dating sites, which rely on bought-in profiles and enormous quantities of spam, are once again trolling to suggest they’re there to help gamers get laid. “Don’t be afraid to connect with them hot girls, and don’t have no preconceptions,” we’re advised. I’m not linking to their sites, mostly because I can’t be bothered with the “you’re just giving them the attention they want” complaints, when what I actually want to do is highlight that these people are shits, and that being a gamer who has not had sex is a perfectly normal and acceptable thing. There are five tawdry videos released to promote the site, in which two women in revealing t-shirts awkwardly read out an astonishingly sexist script. Their “please don’t kill my family” delivery goes on to give some of the most banal advice imaginable (“Leave the Hawaiian shirt at home.”), intercut with shots of the women’s breasts, and smacking their own bottoms.I'm not talking about online dating in general - I know many people who have met, dated and married as a result of that.
We both enjoy different types of games, and even those that appeal to both of us aren't games we feel the need to co-op.
Again I know people for whom this is not the case, and they regularly play together, but I don't think that this is necessarily the strongest selling point for a dating website.
I could browse Tinder more easily and still achieve the same level of engagement with potential partners.
If I was going to take the time to sign up I'd, at least, like to see something that fulfils those promises even on a superficial level.
Alright, this sounds like a dating column now, and you're probably thinking, "What the hell is going on? I was recently asked to write some articles for a dating website that specialises in dating for gamers.