Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

October 6, 2009 -

A study conducted by Singapore’s National Institute of Education reveals that its youth rack up an average of 27 hours a week playing videogames.

The group has polled over 3,000 students during the course of the three-year study, which The Straits Times reports is still ongoing. Lui Tuck Yew, acting Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts was reportedly “quite surprised and a little bit shocked” at the number of hours spent gaming.

Lawrence Lee, a 16-year old World of Warcraft player, called four hours of gaming a day “nothing,” and compared the game to fledgling love:

It is the novelty, like getting a new girlfriend. You want to spend every minute with her.

Singapore has formed an inter-ministry committee to address “cyber-wellness” issues.

Read the entire scanned article at the Education Soon blog.


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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

It really ticks me off when people come here and say that someone should get out more instead of playing games in order to get a girlfriend.. How stupid can a person be??

I play games, but that's not the reason why I never had a girlfriend.. I don't have a girlfriend because I'm not attractive to them. Its that simple.

Girls for the most part, are very superficial, and would rather date a cute guy who doesn't know what a sparkplug does, than a smart and talented guy like me, who can fix anything.

No, I'm not single because I play games. And yes, I go outside all the time.
I play games to forget that I am single...

 

On and by the way Neo_, that comment
"Have you ever paid for a date, movie, gift, or bought dinner for a woman you hope to bed?...

You're a jerk imo. ^_^

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

People who go on and on about nerds in video games, are most likely idiots still in High School who haven’t figured yet those same nerds will be the ones who will get all the women and most likely hire and fire you later in life. Having a girlfriend or wife is nice, until they start making more then you and then look down on you and then want you to pay for every little thing under the sun..

Also nice thing about World of Warcraft, it only asks for 15.00 dollars a month compared to 20% of your net worth or if your divorced a lot more to support that poor unemployed women collecting unemployment or her new boyfriends nice check.

In all truths, paying for Sex is cheaper and less risky to marrying the typical American woman. And we are not talking about how everyone else pays for sex. I can already see the rebuttal, ‘oh a guy talking about paying for sex what a loser‘, right?

Have you ever paid for a date, movie, gift, or bought dinner for a woman you hope to bed? Well chances are not only have to paid more then you could have with, I don’t know an escort but you just paid for sex in your own little way. Seriously, men in this country have no rights if she has a child or she decides she was actually gay the whole time a month after marriage and then takes 70% of your net worth. I saw it happen in court a month ago, go figure the guy lost his job and became an alcoholic.

Do what makes you happy people and hopefully if you get an ‘girlfriend’ it’s a foreign woman rather then an American woman. I’ve been with a foreign woman for two years, and if you want to know classy ladies that you always want to be around then yeah get yourself a foreign wife and keep playing World of Warcraft if it makes you happy. I know me and my girl do.

 

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Oh go back to frothing at the mouth about Obama and liberal conspiracies.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

well lets see it takes time engery and can be a pain to use/play and costs money to upkeep...oh hell it is a girlfreind!


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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Wow, it's not even a novelty. I certainly don't consider something easy to get a novelty.

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Wow talk about furthering the stereotype of gamers. I understand what he's saying but he defintely could have used a better analogy. Whenever you get something new you want to spend more time with it then you will later, but geez man, analogize to a new CAR or something.

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

A sixteen avid computer user that probably spends as much time on 4chan as WoW.  I'm afraid that there's little bit of thought left for anything but girls, games, and sex.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Methinks someone need to get out of their basement, into the sunlight and meet real girls.  I mean WoW is fun but... well, not in the same league. 

Sadly though in time such is likely to meet a real female and breed passing those genes back into the pool. 

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

....know any girls that would take a delusional guy like that?

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I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

The light! It burnsssss usssss!

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

I hate the light.....


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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Maybe someday he might actually GET a girlfriend and be able to confirm/deny his hypothesis.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

The possibility that he WILL find a girlfriend offline:  NIL.  Especially with logic like his.

The possibility that he'll find a girlfriend online on WOW:  Only if he pretends to be someone else entirely.  And most likely she'll be having a real relationship with someone offline.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Although his logic is flawed, it is bad to judge someone off of this alone and say that they'll never get a girlfriend.  Then again.

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I once had a dream about God. In it, he was looking down upon the planet and the havoc we recked and he said unto us, "Damn Kids get off my lawn!"

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Or be an obese uber-nerd.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Personally I think he's lucky not to have a girlfriend.

I'd be happy to play WoW any day of the week than have a girlfriend. Every girl I date demands attention. I actually wind up spending more time on the phone with them than I do doing anything else. Those 'cute' talks until 3 a.m. get old really fast when you have to get up at 6 a.m. but if you tell them that, they get mad because you've 'changed'.

At least if I drop WoW and come back at a time of my choosing it welcomes me and my money with open arms.

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Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

if she starts being annoying stop entertaining her.  Don't be a pussy just tell her you are getting tired of her talking so much.

If she gets too offended just dump her and move on to a better girl who doesn't do that...........

 

 

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

i totally understand. women (well having a girlfriend) can be a bigger time sink than anything. i had one GF that didnt want me to spend time with my own family.

Re: Gamer Compares WOW to New Girlfriend

Serves you right for not being yourself right from the start then doesn't it.

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