"Shag A Gamer" Cuts to the Chase

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"Shag A Gamer" Cuts to the Chase

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A new U.K. dating site makes it easier than ever for gamers to get some online action.

Shag A Gamer is not a dating site. Dating sites, in theory at least, are for people looking for dates. Shag A Gamer is for people who want to shag. And "shag," as anyone who's ever watched an Austin Powers movie can tell you, is an English colloquialism for doing the nasty. The horizontal mambo. Chesterfield rugby. Playing hide the pickle. Taking ol' One-Eye to the optometrist. Riding the skin boat to Tuna Town.

I'm talking about bumping uglies, people. I'm talking about sex.

Shag A Gamer was launched by the same people who founded Date A Gamer, after they noticed that a lot of members were using the site for drive-by banging rather than actual dating. "It got us thinking that, perhaps by providing a platform where geeks and gamers over the age of 18 could arrange to meet up and get it on, we could help people who may feel uneasy in social situations, find someone and get some action," Date A Gamer boss Tom Thurlow told Eurogamer. "People were using the Date a Gamer site to meet up for sex anyway, but this way they have a space where they can do this more openly in an arena they are comfortable in, in other words, online."

"We're all adults and by using this platform all members know what they are there for and the activity is far more transparent," he added.

That actually sounds pretty reasonable - "gamers get urges too," as Thurlow put it - but I'm not sure what benefit there is in targeting "gamers" beyond a certain degree of market differentiation. Not that the gamer demographic is particularly well defined for either shagging or dating; Thurlow acknowledged that the Date A Gamer database was built using a site called "Global Personals" that scans the rosters of existing dating sites for members who express specific interests in "computers" and "computer gaming." The Shag A Gamer database will be bulked up the same way, he said, but limited to those who also express a desire for "no-strings rendezvous."

But this kind of fun doesn't come cheaply. Browsing is free, and yes, I browsed - hey, gamers get urges too - but to be able to actually interact with anyone costs 19.95 ($31.20) per month, or 90 ($141) for a year. I don't have any experience in the economics of this sort of thing, but that sounds like an awful lot of money just to be able to fire off a few dirty IMs to random people on the internet.

Source: Eurogamer

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This is just terrible :D

So many neckbeards, so little time.

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Yeah I agree with Daystar. This is just terrible.

But at the same time, it's so fucking funny.

aha... ahaha... ahahaha... AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAHAHA!

This is just freaking hilarious. I'm sorry, but I can't stop laughing like a maniac at this news. Oh man, this is too good.

Such a perfect way for me to start my day.

captcha: Rosie idea

ahahahahaha!

That woman on the right has no eyebrows.

I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

Dammit, Daystar ninja'd the gif.

Yeah, I don't know what to say. This is... about the only response I can come up with is to sigh.

*Insert relevant Castle gif here*

This is hilarious, but desperately sad at the same time. Also, it will probably never even succeed in its primary purpose (no matter how cringeworthy that may be), as it'll get filled up with posing douchebags who play Fifa.

Wow. Umm...

I don't know what to say.

'Adult' dating and get-together websites are bad enough in general, but one specifically for GAMERS?! Somehow I don't think the gender ratios will be fairly proportioned, or that anyone will actually benefit from this abhorrent generalisation of Gamers.

...

Where do I sign up?

This seems very stupid, but at the same time completely unsurprising.

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

I think your missing the point. I think its for people both male and female who are to socially inept to go out and get laid on their own find somebody to fuck. The gamer part is just so you get people who have similar interests.

Okay, let me post this before anyone else does, just to get it out of the way . . .

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Andy Chalk:
drive-by banging

Huh, so that's a thing apparently.

Sure, $141 annually is a helluva lot cheaper than a relationship, but I'll take the premium to not be caught dead on a website called "Shagagamer".

Also, the fuck?

Suki_:

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

I think your missing the point. I think its for people both male and female who are to socially inept to go out and get laid on their own find somebody to fuck. The gamer part is just so you get people who have similar interests.

So, the fact that you enjoy having sex with complete strangers and intentionally never seeing each other again doesn't count?

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

Quick-time events?

As for OT: I mean, it's good for them and everything but I wont pretend I didn't giggle.

AmrasCalmacil:
That woman on the right has no eyebrows.

She also looks pissed off to be there.

WHo thought it would be a good idea to associate her with this?

Also, hilariousness

I just...
I just want to die after reading something like this exists.

subtlefuge:

So, the fact that you enjoy having sex with complete strangers and intentionally never seeing each other again doesn't count?

Well if you have to resort to going online to find yourself a one nigher...

I for one feel rather mislead by the title.

Daystar Clarion:
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This is just terrible :D

I KNOW! There is barely any mention of carpeting services in this article. How will I know if it matches the drapes?

I very much like that the picture features models. The kind of models who honestly wouldn't need to use this website to get laid.

MASTACHIEFPWN:
I just...
I just want to die after reading something like this exists.

Why? Most lads mags in the UK feature something just like this, and magazines like that are aimed at the "cool" people.

Daystar Clarion:
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This is just terrible :D

So many neckbeards, so little time.

You know, as much fun this site sounds like, I think I will keep my sanity and not screw 500 lb fatasses.

Call me old-fashioned, but... just hell no.

Captcha Fat Love

NO. Just... just no.

aaaaaaaaaaaand the collective image of gamers in society just dropped down another notch.

Honestly I'm not even angry, just disappointed.

but not as disappointed as I'm going to be when this website starts seeing monumental traffic figures.

Shouldn't prostitution like totally nullify this website's entire fucking existence?

ps. The guy looks more like a shaggy gamer to me. Someone shave that dude.

TopazFusion:

Andy Chalk:
drive-by banging

Huh, so that's a thing apparently.

Conjures visuals of some interesting physics scenarios, doesn't it?

Phasmal:

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

Quick-time events?

As for OT: I mean, it's good for them and everything but I wont pretend I didn't giggle.

If sex was anything like a QTE I think I'd have rather stayed a virgin.

As a 15 year old pervert

As a rational human being, however, this seems like an idea likely to fail.

Please, please put achievements into the dating profiles! Hahahaa! :D

Fappy:

Phasmal:

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

Quick-time events?

As for OT: I mean, it's good for them and everything but I wont pretend I didn't giggle.

If sex was anything like a QTE I think I'd have rather stayed a virgin.

TOUCH BOOB TO NOT DIE!

... Yeah my boyfriend didn't laugh either.

Casual Shinji:
Shouldn't prostitution like totally nullify this website's entire fucking existence?

ps. The guy looks more like a shaggy gamer to me. Someone shave that dude.

Supposedly, its for poeple looking for no strings sex, no payment involved honest gov. Just watch your head as you leave there is a lot of flying pigs about to day.

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I'm not even gonna bother responding with a reasonable post. Let's see how well this will turn out.

Phasmal:

Fappy:

Phasmal:

Quick-time events?

As for OT: I mean, it's good for them and everything but I wont pretend I didn't giggle.

If sex was anything like a QTE I think I'd have rather stayed a virgin.

TOUCH BOOB TO NOT DIE!

... Yeah my boyfriend didn't laugh either.

To be completely honest most guys wouldn't be averse to the idea of needing to touch a boob to not die. :P

*Wonders how many UK Escapist are signing up*

Why just gamers? Other people like sex as well. They are putting limits on their business idea for no reason. Are gamers suddenly the only group of people who can't get sex?

Fappy:
I don't get it... how does "being a gamer" actually impact how great it would be to bang someone? I don't see how they correlate.

That's what I was thinking. Aiming a dating site at gamers makes sense, since common interests are a good thing to have when dating. Aiming a hook up site at gamers, on the other hand, really makes no sense. If it's really nothing but sex, no plans to do anything after the fact, what does gaming have to do with it?

AmrasCalmacil:
That woman on the right has no eyebrows.

"My my, Red Riding Hood, what a terrifying death stare you have!"

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