The purveyors of a dating site for gamers have decided to change gears, offering up a new dating website specifically for no-strings-attached sex.
Many people picture gamers as this amorphous group of unwashed young men sporting scraggly neckbeards and living in their parents’ cellars, surrounded by empty crisps packets and bursting into flames if they come outside during the day. However, even the most socially awkward gamers have urges they cannot sate simply from arguing on the internet, which has led to the curious attempt by some entrepreneurs to launch dating services specifically for gamers.
These websites, which are patterned after the less-crusty demographic of normal people who aren’t afraid of a bit of soap and a shave – and who don’t slip into apoplexic rage whenever someone mentions casual gaming on mobile phones – have been an abysmal failure by-and-large because gamers have been using them not to forge the sorts of social connections that could lead to love and long-lasting relationships but have instead used them to find a shag. Dating site purveyors have gotten the message, and now a new ‘Shag a Gamer’ service has been launched in order to cater to the no-strings-attached sex crowd – even though imagining two sets of spaghetti-stained clothes strewn across the floor is frightening to most – and the new service has already seen ‘hundreds of defectors,’ according to site founders.
Dating experts say that the ultimate test of whether the new site will be successful is, of course, whether enough members of the opposite sex sign up as well. Most gamers skew towards the heterosexual male demographic, after all, and it takes a particularly special woman to find the smell of flop-sweat and desperation alluring, despite how high a gamer’s kills-to-deaths ratio is on League of Legends.