Surely you’ve heard of Match.com, what with its stupid commercials on TV at all hours of the day. And surely you own a video game console, be it the PS3, 360 or Wii . Putting the two together, what does Match.com tell prospective ladies about your owning a video game console, since, according two Nielsen, two-thirds of all guys between 18-34 play video games?
If you own a PS3, says one expert:
This guy is in the know. He knows the right people, goes to the best restaurants and doesn’t wait in line to get into the club. This guy will be difficult to keep up with, as he is always working. When he’s not, he uses videogames as a chance to unwind and relax.
Hmm… doesn’t wait in line for clubs, but may well have waited in line to purchase the system in the first place. That doesn’t add up, expert.
And what of 360 owners?
These guys tend to like extremely violent, visceral games, as well as the social aspect of connecting with friends online. They may be living out an active and social life through games, because they are a bit on the shy side. Xbox 360 fans tend to make good money and like to spend it. These guys are passionate about gaming and that transfers into the bedroom as well.
I, for one, can’t stand violent video games. I watched the Manhunt 2 video yesterday and wondered to myself, who would play something like that? There’s no rhyme or reason to it.
Finally, Wii owners. What does owning that say about you other than, you know, you’re a Nintendo fanboy? (I kid, kids.)
Wii says he’s a fun guy. The Wii-mote will force him to get up off the couch and actually get a little exercise while he’s playing. Of all of the consoles, the Wii is probably the best date machine, as a lot more of the games appeal to both sexes. Challenge him to a game of tennis or bowling.
“Challenge him,” lose, then complain that games are stupid. I know, I know.