I spent Tuesday afternoon signing up for a bunch of the web's leading websites dedicated to gamer dating. Better me than you. There's some bad stuff out there. Our First Stop On The Tour Shag A Gamer is the site that inspired this miserable trawl. It got some press earlier this week thanks to its snicker-ready premise. An entire web operation dedicated to helping gamers enjoy some casual sex? That's as cynical as it is charitable.
Shag A Gamer Tag-Line: America's Adult Site for Gamers and Geeks Official hype: There's no commitment, no fuss and you get to have gamer sex with the girls or lads that rock your boat. What's not to like? Why is there a gun in their logo? Once you become a member you will be able to browse profiles of prospective sex partners who don't bother to even mention video games. You thought you were going to be greeted by possible shag partners who fill their profile with their list of favorite Mario Kart tracks or even admit to playing video games?
Way to commit to your mission statement, ShagAGamer. Again With The Gun Logo For video game daters who want something more lasting than casual sex, the people behind the aforementioned bait-and-switch also offer DateAGamer. This one appears to be UK only. Date A Gamer Tag-Line: The UK's 1 Dating site for Gamers and Geeks Official hype: So don't stay single any longer.
Come in and start dating on the biggest and the best dating site for gamers Gamers make awesome partners! If you're a single gamer and you want to date a gamer then look no further. This is the dating site for gamers and we can help you get a date straight away. We hope to see you on the other side They seem to believe that all gamers are straight.
Advertisement I registered for the site and started searching for ladies to date well, to pretend to date. I am married, after all. Presumably I'd find one who likes video games, right? Maybe they want to show you that they're well-rounded. And maybe this site is a total joke and not really about gamers after all. I randomly clicked on a lady's profile to read more about her. It Does Hurt, Actually Video Gamer Personals Tag-Line: It Doesn't Hurt to Search Official hype: Together we create and connect communities of singles across the globe.
Like the other sites mentioned so far, it's just a slick photo on top of a site that barely has anything to do with gamers going on dates. It does automatically lock your profile to a preference for video games, but, let's just say that doesn't seem to work. I started searching for women in my area who shared my interest in video games. The first person I clicked on She likes watching sports and movies.
No mention of games. I'm so glad I was on a site dedicated to finding video game-loving singles. For All You PlayStation II Lovers Out There Gaming Passions Tag-Line: Are you obsessed with XBox? Are you aPlaystation fanatic? Or maybe you are aNintendo Wii fan? Looking for someone else addicted to WOW? Some may pine for the good old days when games like Ultima Online, Everquest, and Dark Age of Camelot dominated the scene, Read More , seems like a reputable service.
Creating an account is free. First you fill out your physical details, followed by lifestyle descriptors e. Then, you go through the same exact process to describe your ideal match. Afterwards, LFGDating lists all members who fit your match criteria. Free members can respond to received messages but cannot send them. This helps to cut down on spamming and trolling. As of now, the site has accumulated over , registrations and hopes to hit the , mark by the time it officially launches.
This seems like a good idea in theory: At launch, Gamer Dating will offer 3 account tiers. Keep an eye on it! Where Do YOU Find Dates? However, for better and faster results, you may want to try a few other online dating sites with broader appeal, particularly ones that target geeks, nerds, and intellectuals 5 Reasons It's Better To Date A Geek [Opinion] 5 Reasons It's Better To Date A Geek [Opinion] Let's face it - geeks make for a better relationship than any of those alpha-male types.
Exactly why is that though? Are you prepared to shun good looks for reliability and utility? For starters, consider looking into SoulGeek , Gk2Gk , and IntellectConnect.