Gamers Get Girls
How Does Online Gaming Stack up Against Online Dating
It�۪s Bigger =1 Million Members
#1 Dating Site: eHarmony about 1 million members
#1 Gaming Site: World of Warcraft about 12 million members
Online Dating Median Age: 48
Online Gaming Median Age: 32
It�۪s More Frequented = 1 hour per month
Online Dating Average: 1.4 Hours/Month
Online Gaming Average: 34.6 Hours/Month
Gaming by the Numbers: It is Bringing People Together
In a survey of World of Warcraft Players
74.7% are dating someone else who plays the game.
Only 33% of dating site users are dating someone from that site.
On Match.com, a man contacting 100 women can expect 1 reply back.
42 of 100 of women gamers find themselves attracted to another player.
A Survey of WoW Players Found: 14.9% of Players are single.
Compared to: 43% of Americans over 18 are single.
Of WoW Players Who Traveled to See One Another:
24.3% traveled over 30 miles to meet.
75.7 traveled 100+ miles to meet.
40% of players tell fellow gamers things they wouldn�۪t tell their friends.
So what is it about gaming?
Studies Show/Why Gaming Wins
Uncertainty as to whether a person likes you makes you interested in them./ If someone picks you as a match on a dating website, the uncertainty is gone.
Disinhibition effect makes people honest online/ People aren�۪t afraid to confess their feelings when they�۪re not face to face.
Men approached by women in a high-adrenaline situation are 37.5 more likely to feel attraction/ Battling demons and trolls with a girl is a bigger rush than grabbing coffee with her.
While you Game
Your brain�۪s ���Pleasure-Center� releases feel-good dopamine.
Your decision-making speed is increased by 25%
What does this mean?
Gamers feel good and act quickly- No wonder they�۪re getting the girls.