Despite “progressive” outlets claiming that women constitute about half of gamers, the reality is that those numbers only work out if you pretend that highly simplistic mobile phone games are video games. If you, on the other hand, consider only games that run on dedicated hardware, be it the PC or a game console, the numbers look a lot different. They show that men vastly outnumber women. The typical owner of a PlayStation or Xbox has a penis and enough testosterone to want to compete in something, anything, be it against himself in a single-player game, or against a horde of teenagers with too much time on their hands in an online multiplayer game.
Video games used to be somewhat of a luxury toy back in the days of the Super Nintendo. Those systems were intended for kids. A few decades later, gaming has grown up, and now kids and adults play. One could make the argument that this is yet another instance of perennial adolescence or the disappearance of adulthood, similar to how kids, teens, and adults listen to the same popular music. Be that as it may, as a consequence of the widespread adoption of gaming as a hobby, the “neckbeard” stereotype no longer holds. You’ll find gamers in all strata of society. Heck, even a real-life superhero like Elon Musk plays video games.
There is something else a lot of men (still) do: have a girlfriend or wife. Based on my personal experience, and also on what I hear from friends or clients, it seems that your typical spoiled Western princess of a woman is not at all happy if you spend time playing video games. There are plenty of reasons why. First, if you sink five or six hours a day into the flavor-of-the-month online shooter or online “battle arena” game, and you don’t pull in six figures as a pro player, your significant other may have a point. However, if gaming is a mere diversion, she does not. Second, when she sees you playing a game, she realizes that you are perfectly content on your own. You are also fully focussed. This makes her feel superfluous. Consequently, if she is of the usual entitled disposition, she will nag and bitch because you have a hobby you find interesting, while she does not. What is more, she also notices, or at the very least subconsciously feels, that she is not the center of your world, which she should not be anyway, but that is not what our little Disney princesses learn when they get brought up by single moms or in a household with a blue-pilled cuck of a father.
The issue is not video games per se. However, video games are a particular bone of contention for the mere reason that they are ubiquitous. I am not the most avid of gamers out there, but it’s a hobby I dip in and out of. If there’s a big game coming out which I want to play, like The Witcher III a few years ago, I may even buy a console for it, and sell it right after finishing the game. When I’m not playing games in my spare time, I do something else, obviously. However, from some of the more toxic relationships I have had, I can tell you that it does not matter what you do. For instance, my ex-wife did not like when I spent a few months reading up on a particular issue in economics, including historical treatises. Of course, again, the issue is not economics, it’s that she felt that she is not the center of the world.
Of course, the irony is that your typical woman has no issue at all with spending hours a day on utterly useless activities like randomly watching videos on YouTube, browsing Facebook in order to get green with envy due to the largely fake successes of her friends, posting pictures on Instagram for attention, or buying useless crap. Yet, if you engage in a hobby that takes a consistent effort, be it video games or learning a new skill, it’s a complete no-no.
The bottom line of all of this is that if your precious girlfriend gets upset because you, heaven forbid, spend an hour or two wiping the floor with your opponents online, you should tell her to pack her stuff and get out. It is a bright red flag that she does not tolerate that you have any hobbies on your own. If it wasn’t video games, she would be upset about anything else. Of course, your alternative is to become a simp who sits next to her while she idles away hours staring into her phone. Needless to say, you’d have to politely look away when a message from Chad comes in. It’s your choice.
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