Do Gamers Reveal Passion For Video Gaming On Dating Profiles?

The world of dating is a far different one in this day and age. Through the miracle of technology, single males and females can find a date (and potentially...
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The world of dating is a far different one in this day and age. Through the miracle of technology, single males and females can find a date (and potentially true love) at the touch of an app, rather than having to tear themselves away from their busy lives to go out and do it the old fashioned way.

What would be interesting to know, as discussed by the members of NeoGAF, is whether many people mention their gaming habits at all when creating their online profile? For many, it is a large part of their identity, and of course you want to find someone who would be either able to share that or at least accommodate it. Surely common interests is something that should be a deciding factor, after all.

That doesn’t mean to say that its for everyone to reveal their true love for video games, or whether they seek someone who shares those interests. For example, NeoGAF user responded to the question:

No. Not out of shame, I also tend to put more social hobbies over solitary ones.

Others seem to want to hold off and slowly announce their passion for gaming, but in all honesty, if I found myself in that situation, i’m pretty sure my cover would be blown once my partner visited my house. Another common response is that it isn’t left out because of shame, but some just feel that it isn’t a big enough part of their identity to share on such a platform. This was alluded to by WhiskeyMatt:

It’s just not a significant enough part of my identity to be worth mentioning as one of the first things a potential partner on a dating site/app should know about me.

Have you had any success mixing gaming profiles and dating? Would you share your love of games on it at all? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • ZBlacktt
    27 April 2017 at 3:58 am
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    Heck yes we do. Ain’t no way one could be a gamer and go cold turkey. They better game or understand, lol.

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