The folks who brought you Date A Gamer website have upped the ante. Shag A Gamer takes the premise of the original site to different level.
What is it? It’s exactly what you think, an adult site dedicated to bringing gamers together for no strings attached sex.
Gaming has never been hotter, and the success of Date A Gamer is another example among many, that people are more than comfortable meeting others online. If you’ve ever played any MMO long enough, you’ll hear the stories about the relationships that start when couples unite over a cleared dungeon, or a battlefield, or just hanging out at the inn/tavern. “I love the way your character’s pixels bring out your personality.”
You’ll also hear about the hookups. Cybering used to be the outlet of choice for overly excited players, but Date A Gamer, like most in game storefronts, seeks to earn a bit of gold for assisting the adventurer who isn’t looking for love, but instead, just wants to raid another player.
Why two sites? It appears that Date A Gamer is meant for those who want a more permanent companion. Think of it like Skyrim, you’re going to be playing for awhile. While Shag A Gamer is meant for instant gratification. It’s more like playing a match in Battlefield. When it’s over, you’re probably going to be switched to another team.
Eurogamer interviewed DateAGamer chief Tom Thurlow who said he started the new site after noticing that DateAGamer users weren’t using the site for dating but “were using the site purely to meet up for sex.”
“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.”
I have to tell you, I laughed out loud when I read the words, “help people who may be uneasy in social situations.” Correct me if I’m wrong, but, arranging to meet someone for sex is a social situation. When did sex stop being social? Oh, right, yeah. Okay, moving on.
The premise behind these sites isn’t new, they’ve simply exchanged other adjectives for the word gamer to appeal to a large portion of the population. Here’s the kicker (remember what I said about earning a bit of gold?), you can browse the site for free for thirty days. If you want to reach out to a gamer who tickles your fancy (or at least one that you want to tickle you), it will cost you. £19.95/month for those in the UK and $29.95/month for those in the U.S.
When I checked the fine print, I didn’t see anything about refunds if you contract any diseases, if you’re robbed, beaten up, kidnapped, injured, or if the date doesn’t end up in actual sex.
Of course, as soon as the news spread about the site, it began to trend on Twitter. Check out these tweets:
“Level 157 healer seeking Scantily Clad tank,” tweeted Scott Watson.
“WoW Night Elf with GSOH seeks Warrior Wizard for magical dungeon fun times & live action role play,” wrote Laura Yates.
“Lonely gamer seeks immediate gratification. Demo available. Extra adventures available by micro-transaction. No lagging.” tweeted Kevin Eva.
But perhaps Andrew Roper summed it up best: “Twitter seems to be turning into ’50 Shades of Gamer’ today.”
Take heed adventurers. Be ye brave or be ye foolish, proceed with caution, and protect thine self forthwith!