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Topic: Does your girlfriend have to be a gamer?

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clicketyclick

61. Posted:

Naw, Swerd. Consider where you got that stereotype of girl gamers from. If a girl admitted she was a gamer to you, wouldn't that stereotype be called to mind? I mean, that's how stereotypes work. You have an idea of how a group of people are, and when someone self-identifies as belonging to that group, you formulate an idea of what kind of a person they are based on it.

Well, you're not alone. Many guys are exactly like that. So, the best way to avoid being negatively stereotyped is to never self-identify as part of that group.

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malpon

62. Posted:

I try to avoid sterotyping I really do, but it seems the universe is bent on proveing to me that their true.

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Machu

63. Posted:

The only thing my girlfriend HAS to be, is a girl.

Rawr!

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Dicesukeinuzuka

64. Posted:

Yes a Nintendo fan, please.

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clicketyclick

65. Posted:

Machu wrote:

The only thing my girlfriend HAS to be, is a girl.

That's sexist! :P

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WaLuigi1982

66. Posted:

Machu wrote:

The only thing my girlfriend HAS to be, is a girl.

Well said.

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SwerdMurd

67. Posted:

click I swear I'm trying to be helpful....again you seem to be just as heavily invested in the stereotype of guys thinking all girls are too hardcore/into games and that it immasculates them....maybe stop blaming your gaming preferences and look for other possible explanations? And yeah, like malnin, I have had a heavy dose of life reinforcing that stereotype, but you assuming the entire male populace of the world is this woman-dominating, videogame-desire repressing squadron of ogres seems like the same thing. TBH I find opinionated in-your-face nerds of both genders annoying--anyone that finds the need to call themself a "gamer" upon out first meeting is met with a fair degree of "..."-ness

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WanderFan91

68. Posted:

Something tells me this thread is gonna suffer an unimaginable fate. Maybe it's just me.

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SwerdMurd

69. Posted:

I think this thread is fine--i'm not offended in any way and I hope click isn't either--we're just talking :) Plus Bdragglestein's watchin this topic already I think.

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clicketyclick

70. Posted:

I didn't assume that, Swerd. I'm just saying that your life-reinforced stereotype is not yours alone, but is held by other guys, and it colours their perception of girls who admit to being gamers. They expect them to be like the stereotype, and act accordingly.

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SwerdMurd

71. Posted:

well maybe we could both learn a thing or two? Let's try this--next guy you date, go into it without the videogame guns a-blazin'. Do what people normally do on dates--find some smalltalk, see how confident he is starting conversations, make sure he's not just that dude that talks about himself for 35 minutes and then asks to walk you home, learn some things about what he's into, etc. Maybe ease him into the videogames thing a little bit more than you might be tempted to normally. On the flipside, the next outspoken gamer-girl I meet, I will go out of my way to be as non judgmental as possible and try to appreciate where she's coming from and see her as a person and not just as a videogame-fact-spewing threat to my masculinity :D. We may not be fixing the world's prejudices, but it makes 2 less of us that are hung up on stereotypes!

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WanderFan91

72. Posted:

Stereotype is not a good thing. It's a bad thing.

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Adam

73. Posted:

Oh Starboy, you have to put that first comment back up. It was golden.

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clicketyclick

74. Posted:

Swerd_Murd wrote:

well maybe we could both learn a thing or two? Let's try this--next guy you date, go into it without the videogame guns a-blazin'. Do what people normally do on dates

Have you been reading anything I've written? I don't go into it saying anything about videogames. I pretend I don't play em at all. It's not like I normally go into it with "guns a-blazin". As long as I don't mention video games, everything is fine.

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SwerdMurd

75. Posted:

/eject Some people can't be helped. Starboy, that comment rocked.

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WanderFan91

76. Posted:

It's like some people take some things way too seriously. :( Take, for one, Mr. Nutz, who may look cute on the outside, but he's not to be trifled with. Also, Starfy's a cute star, with tons of action packed in him. The PC-Engine from Star Parodier is another example entirely.
It's like when one sees a cute character, they expect them to be defenseless. :(

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Turbo_Genesis_64

77. Posted:

I think it's good when girls have a geeky side too! Sometime the librarian type can be hot!

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78. Posted:

HAHAHA DISREGARD THAT, I SUCK ROOSTERS

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malpon

79. Posted:

When girls tel me they like video games I always hear the same list, resident evil, left for dead, dead riseing, guitar hero, zelda. i'd love to hear a girl say what games they like without feeling like they their trying to impress me.

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Lurch

80. Posted:

tbh a girl i am interested in is interested because of her personality and not because of her affection for videogames. sure, it would be nice if she shared that affection of mine for aforementioned matter, but in a relationship all the attention revolve around the humans and not the games.

Lurch