20% of Women Dump Men Over Gaming Habits

If you’re a guy and a gamer, you’ll definitely want to read this:

One in five women have dumped their partner because of their web or gaming habits, says MyVoucherCodes.

Research by the UK online discount site revealed that 80 per cent of women claim their other half spends too much time playing computer games or browsing the web. Furthermore, 70 per cent said the gaming addiction was the cause of arguments between the couple.

So, geeks and geekettes, do you agree with the result of this study? Have you ever dumped someone over his gaming habits? As usual, the comments section is open for your stories!

[Via [H] | Source: Gamepro]

Advertisements
Advertisement




32 Responses to 20% of Women Dump Men Over Gaming Habits

  1. No, I never have.

    You have to consider the source of the self-selected sample. The women who did this survey use the internet for shopping and coupons, so they are heavy users themselves, probably younger than average women, and with families that are wired more than average. Maybe they think their husbands hog the computer, interfering with their own use.

  2. No, I never have.

    You have to consider the source of the self-selected sample. The women who did this survey use the internet for shopping and coupons, so they are heavy users themselves, probably younger than average women, and with families that are wired more than average. Maybe they think their husbands hog the computer, interfering with their own use.

  3. Haha, great point in the above comment.

    Also, you should know going into a relationship if your boyfriend is going to be playing WoW for 40 hours a week. Women who break up with men because of their gaming or internet habits make me think that they maybe went into that relationship thinking that they were going to change the other person, which is never a good start.

    • Yeah, there’s no such thing as “I’m gonna change him/her”.

      To be honest, I’m a casual gamer. I have a hard time understanding people who glue to the screen for many hours straight. I can’t do it, even if I want to. My boyfriend is kinda hardcore gamer and most of the times his gaming habits don’t annoy me at all. The only thing that does annoy me is when I call him over the phone and he answers in monosyllabics because he’s playing __________ (fill that line with whatever game you like). Sometimes I’m trying to tell him something important and when he does that he makes me feel sidetracked.

  4. I’m placing 1:3 odds this article’s series of comments will explode into another feminist convention leading to an outlaw of all gaming leading to more breakups for more frivolous reasons. Think I hit the nail on the head?

    Makes one curious as to why being single is actually a more attractive prospect. I say, it’s better to get your head lopped off online, than by someone you’re committed to that isn’t your nemesis across the globe, but in fact, living with you.

    Is it me, or are people becoming far more closed-minded these days? No wonder relationships never last.

  5. Haha, great point in the above comment.

    Also, you should know going into a relationship if your boyfriend is going to be playing WoW for 40 hours a week. Women who break up with men because of their gaming or internet habits make me think that they maybe went into that relationship thinking that they were going to change the other person, which is never a good start.

    • Yeah, there's no such thing as "I'm gonna change him/her".

      To be honest, I'm a casual gamer. I have a hard time understanding people who glue to the screen for many hours straight. I can't do it, even if I want to. My boyfriend is kinda hardcore gamer and most of the times his gaming habits don't annoy me at all. The only thing that does annoy me is when I call him over the phone and he answers in monosyllabics because he's playing __________ (fill that line with whatever game you like). Sometimes I'm trying to tell him something important and when he does that he makes me feel sidetracked.

  6. I'm placing 1:3 odds this article's series of comments will explode into another feminist convention leading to an outlaw of all gaming leading to more breakups for more frivolous reasons. Think I hit the nail on the head?

    Makes one curious as to why being single is actually a more attractive prospect. I say, it's better to get your head lopped off online, than by someone you're committed to that isn't your nemesis across the globe, but in fact, living with you.

    Is it me, or are people becoming far more closed-minded these days? No wonder relationships never last.

  7. I’m placing odds that these are the same women who would complain if their other half was out fishing all day saturday, down the pub on a friday, working late on a tuesday, down the gym on a thursday, spending all day sunday fixing up cabinets for his parents…
    In other words the ones who think the world revolves around them.
    The rest of us have hobbies of our own and are quite happy when the other half goes to play WoW for a few hours. Gives us time to level up our alts without being told we’re wearing the wrong armour, using the wrong spells or have our keyboard commands configured wrong.

    • i’m with you on this…

      errr… better to be gaming than drunk at the bar?

      11 years with a gamer, 2 kids and i always know where he is :) but i knew that before i got involved with him.

      the problem is not so much the games as the “time” – substitute football, the bar, baseball, drugs, his car, tv, work, etc for games and do the same survey. the results would probably be the same if not worse – the problem being most gamers are solitary, where the others are excuses to pretend to be social.

      my hubby has never missed any of our kids important milestones but then he knows games are not reality. we do know of people who are so addicted to games they avoid real life but then they’d be addicted to something if it wasnt games.

  8. I'm placing odds that these are the same women who would complain if their other half was out fishing all day saturday, down the pub on a friday, working late on a tuesday, down the gym on a thursday, spending all day sunday fixing up cabinets for his parents…

    In other words the ones who think the world revolves around them.

    The rest of us have hobbies of our own and are quite happy when the other half goes to play WoW for a few hours. Gives us time to level up our alts without being told we're wearing the wrong armour, using the wrong spells or have our keyboard commands configured wrong.

    • i'm with you on this…

      errr… better to be gaming than drunk at the bar?

      11 years with a gamer, 2 kids and i always know where he is :) but i knew that before i got involved with him.

      the problem is not so much the games as the "time" – substitute football, the bar, baseball, drugs, his car, tv, work, etc for games and do the same survey. the results would probably be the same if not worse – the problem being most gamers are solitary, where the others are excuses to pretend to be social.

      my hubby has never missed any of our kids important milestones but then he knows games are not reality. we do know of people who are so addicted to games they avoid real life but then they'd be addicted to something if it wasnt games.

  9. I have never broken up with someone due to gaming but it has caused a lot of hurt. When someone spends every moment you are awake when they are home on the computer (I am not exaggerating here actually) it causes issues.

    • If someone is *choosing* to spend their time at home with you gaming instead of ‘with you’, then, genuine addiction aside, the real issue is not gaming. Gaming is merely the solution to avoid confronting whatever the real issue is.

  10. I have never broken up with someone due to gaming but it has caused a lot of hurt. When someone spends every moment you are awake when they are home on the computer (I am not exaggerating here actually) it causes issues.

    • If someone is *choosing* to spend their time at home with you gaming instead of 'with you', then, genuine addiction aside, the real issue is not gaming. Gaming is merely the solution to avoid confronting whatever the real issue is.

  11. I think it’s all about time management, really.
    Of course, when you’re living together, it gets a bit more complicated.

  12. As an ex-WoW addict, I also agree that if someone is spending all their time gaming, even if you try taking the gaming away from them, there’s still something else going on, so that’s not really the issue to dump someone over. It’s also something that should be obvious at the beginning of, or before the relationship.

    I think what it also boils down to is a lot of these women might not understand gaming, and see it as a threat, or stomping on the time they could be spending with “their man”. I know all of the gamer bfs I’ve had appreciated the time I spent gaming with them, and I enjoyed it. Gaming is the same as everything else- OK in moderation. I think it’s also the same as every other hobby- it’s going to be an issue if you have no respect for your partner’s hobbies, and make no attempts to appreciate them.

  13. As an ex-WoW addict, I also agree that if someone is spending all their time gaming, even if you try taking the gaming away from them, there's still something else going on, so that's not really the issue to dump someone over. It's also something that should be obvious at the beginning of, or before the relationship.

    I think what it also boils down to is a lot of these women might not understand gaming, and see it as a threat, or stomping on the time they could be spending with "their man". I know all of the gamer bfs I've had appreciated the time I spent gaming with them, and I enjoyed it. Gaming is the same as everything else- OK in moderation. I think it's also the same as every other hobby- it's going to be an issue if you have no respect for your partner's hobbies, and make no attempts to appreciate them.

  14. I have never broke up with someone because of the time they spend on gaming. My current boyfriend was surprised I actually liked gaming (Xbox 360 nerd). Joining in and spending time playing a game with each other is always fun and you can manage to communicate at the same time with ease.

    But I can’t ignore that yes, some people excessively play. This means, there are probably more issues at hand with time management and communication.

  15. I have never broke up with someone because of the time they spend on gaming. My current boyfriend was surprised I actually liked gaming (Xbox 360 nerd). Joining in and spending time playing a game with each other is always fun and you can manage to communicate at the same time with ease.

    But I can’t ignore that yes, some people excessively play. This means, there are probably more issues at hand with time management and communication.

  16. I have never broke up with someone because of the time they spend on gaming. My current boyfriend was surprised I actually liked gaming (Xbox 360 nerd). Joining in and spending time playing a game with each other is always fun and you can manage to communicate at the same time with ease.

    But I can't ignore that yes, some people excessively play. This means, there are probably more issues at hand with time management and communication.

  17. Doesn’t anybody else think that the results might be skewed by putting gaming and surfing the web into one bracket.

    Surfing the web might also include frequent use of pornography which a lot of gamers might not be involved in.

  18. Doesn’t anybody else think that the results might be skewed by putting gaming and surfing the web into one bracket.

    Surfing the web might also include frequent use of pornography which a lot of gamers might not be involved in.

  19. Doesn't anybody else think that the results might be skewed by putting gaming and surfing the web into one bracket.

    Surfing the web might also include frequent use of pornography which a lot of gamers might not be involved in.

  20. Hah! They just need to learn how to game with their man, I play DnD, COD, even Pokemon with my man. The only differences we have when it comes to gaming is I like MMORPGs more than him.

  21. Hah! They just need to learn how to game with their man, I play DnD, COD, even Pokemon with my man. The only differences we have when it comes to gaming is I like MMORPGs more than him.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.