The designers behind the infographic analysing whether a MBA is worth it, have released a new infographic titled Gamers Get Girls.
At first thought, many would struggle to believe that online gaming nerds stand a chance in getting better dates than their offline companions. Don’t they just sit indoors all day and have a better relationship with their computer than people? I remember a funny South Park episode called “Make Love, Not Warcraft” making fun of people addicted to World of Warcraft (WoW) where they all got trapped in the game trying to defeat an addict.
So to delve deeper into why and how online gamers get the babes, here are some of the data points. The number 1 gaming site, World of Warcraft has around 12 million members compared to only 1 million of the number 1 dating site, eHarmony: Chances go up with a bigger pool of people. People spend only 1.4 hours per month on average on an online dating site versus 34.6 hours on online gaming: More time to connect with each other. But here’s a really strong indication, nearly 75% of WoW players are dating someone else who plays the game compared to only 33% of people dating someone through an online dating site; showing love can be found over War…craft. Even 42% of female gamers are attracted to another player. I’m not sure if they mean their online avatar or them as a real person, perhaps they are all dating inside the game.
There are some of the interesting reasons why online gamers can find a date easier. Firstly gaming sustains the element of uncertainty whether another person likes you or not, making the chase more fun, compared to online dating sites that immediately reveal if a person likes you. Secondly, online gamers feel less inhibition about sharing their emotions through a game, compared to face to face. Lastly, men who are approached by women during the game are 37.5% more likely to feel attraction compared to a normal situation.
For the whole story, check out the infographic below:
Created by: OnlineUniversity.net