Survey: Majority of UK Men in Relationships Choose Games Over Sex

A survey carried out by VoucherCodesPro of 1,442 men in the United Kingdom found that men who have been in relationships for six months or more would rather play a new video game than have sex with their partner. Forty-nine percent of men surveyed said that they would choose video games over sex, while 32 percent would rather have sex with their partner, and 19 percent indicated that their choice would depend on the game in question.

Participants were also given a list of upcoming games to choose from as an option instead of sex. Those game choices included Grand Theft Auto V, Elder Scrolls Online, FIFA 14, The Last of Us, and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Blacklist. Grand Theft Auto V was the most popular choice among men, with 71 percent indicating they would rather play the game than have sex. Sixty-seven percent chose FIFA 14, 55 percent chose Elder Scrolls Online, 52 percent liked Splinter Cell Blacklist, and 49 percent thought that The Last of Us would provide more pleasure than some quality time with their partners.

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    Sleaker says:

    I wonder what the result would be if they got the Man's partner to seduce him before asking the questions…  

    I have a feeling a persons state of mind has a large affect on what their current feelings toward sex are.

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    Sam-LibrarIan Witt says:

    I never said anything about the disparity between this decision when it comes to men versus women. Please don't put words in my mouth. I am simply surprised because my relationship has hit the 8 year mark and I would never put video games before sex with my wife. I guess I'm in the minority.

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    Wymorence says:

    Huh, noticed that they never once seem to have brought up the age range of the ~1,500 males used in the study… Are we talking pensioners/retirees here or teens or…? Would also be interesting to see the typical hours of gaming per week they do as well.

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    Hevach says:

    They specifically limited it to people who had been in their current relationship for over 6 months.

    Similar past surveys have also found that most people who had been in relationships for some time would prefer to eat their favorite food than have sex, or watch a new TV show than have sex, or go to a movie than have sex, or a lot of other things. And the longer they're in the relationship, the less new or interesting things need to be to come before sex.

    Because that's how relationships are. Sex doesn't remain the goal for long, relationships where it remains the focus become empty and usually crumble, because when you get to the phase where you'd rather watch a movie than have sex, then nothing's left and you'd rather have sex with SOMEBODY ELSE.

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    bluelightrevival says:

    So women can reject sex over something else but if men do its sad, Whys that? Is sex the most important thing in the world at any given moment

    If i had to choose i would say it would depend on the game and if i am in the mood. Some moments i enjoy things more then sex.

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    Imautobot says:

    Marriages and Long-Term Relationships get stagnant.  So I get this.  But if they asked this of men who had recently fell in love the result would be different.

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    Left4Dead says:

    So…playing an unreleased, overhyped video game causes men to choose playing that video game over other activities?

    At least that is a different angle than the usual "video games cause violence" so-called "studies" (lies) that are little more than fronts for political agendas.  IMO, this study/survey was conducted improperly.  None of the women associated with these men were surveyed to make sure that the answers were honest.  Also, what if the man is thinking that playing the newest, hottest video game that only has trailers for it but their friends are already talking about is therefore "more manly" than having sex?  That person would obviously say that they would rather play video games, which is probably what happened here.  Ask them if they would rather play WoW or have sex…there will probably be a much different outcome.

    This study has a lot more to do with understanding the psychological reaction to marketing and advertising than a link between video games and sex.


    -- Left4Dead --

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