Saturday, November 27, 2010

One million men dumped because of computer game obsessions

Dudes, seriously. You'd lose a good woman for a video game?

I may not be the right guy to comment on this - I have no comprehension as to why anyone would spend hours a day playing a video game. It sounds to me like a process addiction (think gambling, shopping, eating, sex, etc).

One million men dumped because of computer game obsessions

Monday, November 15th, 2010

More than one million blokes have been dumped by their girlfriends – because of their obsession with computer games, it emerged today.

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Researchers found a willingness to spend hours playing games, such as newly released Call of Duty – Black Ops, regularly sounds the death knell for relationships.

The study also found one in two women whose partners own consoles feel ‘jealous’ of the amount of time their other half devotes to games.

And it also emerged four out of ten gamers play computer games every night of the week.

The stats were revealed in a survey carried out among 1,500 gamers and their partners by market research company

A spokeswoman said: "It seems like a games console often means there are three people in a relationship.

"It’s a bit sad if the virtual world is taking precedence over the real world.

"These games are brilliant but if they really are becoming an obsession then that’s a bit worrying.”

The study also found the Call of Duty series are the games most likely to cause problems in a relationship along with Football Manager and Grand Theft Auto.

One fifth of men spend ten or more hours-a-week playing games, it emerged.

Eight per cent of men even admitted they had turned down sex to keep playing on their games console.

Seven out of ten blokes admitted their partner regularly became annoyed about the amount of time they spent playing games.

One in ten men admitted they had ditched a date to keep on playing a game with two in ten under 25s saying they have done this.

Other games that caused problems in relationships were Fifa which was ranked fourth and Medal of Honour, which was ranked fifth.

Completing the top ten were Halo, Super Mario Brothers, Gran Turismo, Mario Kart and Guitar Hero.


1. Call of Duty

2. Football Manager

3. Grand Theft Auto


5. Medal of Honour

6. Halo

7. Super Mario Brothers

8. Gran Turismo

9. Mario Kart

10. Guitar Hero

11. Assassins Creed

12. Pro Evo Soccer

13. Resident Evil

14. World of Warcraft

15. F1

16. Red Dead Redemption

17. Need for Speed

18. Fallout

19. Gears of War

20. Angry Birds

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they weren't good women; in fact, maybe they were about who you'd expect to see around such bad men. Maybe they were bad couples. People get into relationships for so many bad reasons. When two people have an irrevocable split over something, there's generally a deeper meaning to it.