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“Foxy, feisty” women are signing up for WoW and finding love

Thursday, 25th February 2010 20:30 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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You gotta love stories like this from The Times, which reports that women are apparently signing up for World of Warcraft to find their soul mates.

According to the article, which focuses on Jennifer “a slight, softly-spoken 23-year-old administrator who lives in Cumbria” who met her beau through the game – women are using the MMO to meet the love’s of their lives, proving that gaming is not just for “Dungeons & Dragons-playing, Lord of the Rings-reading teenage boys” or “a middle-aged man who lives with his mum” anymore – for fuck’s sake.

Anyway, according to the post, stay-at-home mothers, and female celebrities are proving that the new face of online gaming is “feisty, foxy and female”.

“When I originally started playing, I had no intention of looking for love. I was settled in a relationship and things were going smoothly,” said Jennifer. “We [guild-mate Nicky] spent every night sharing photos and talking on webcam. In time we grew closer and closer. We didn’t play WoW for the game any longer, but rather to be together. Both of us were scared of our feelings but one night we declared our love for each other.

“Me and my partner separated shortly after this, however, we were forced by financial difficulties to live in the same house. One night we were arguing and I didn’t realize I’d left the webcam on and Nicky had helplessly witnessed us fight. It was at this point he came to my rescue.

“We now have a cottage together and I have a lovely job. I’ve gained a new family, new friends and a loving boyfriend. It may be early days in terms of our relationship but 12 months on we’ve celebrated our first Christmas together and continue to find time for the friends we’ve made on WoW, who supported us through everything.”

Jennifer is a member of the HELKPO guild, which has a significantly higher number of female members than most guilds, according to CVG, and The Times spoke with them too.

Funnily enough, the Time article never mentions online gaming being the cause of virtual or honest-to-goodness  real-life infidelity – which is all the same thing really.

Still, it’s a rather humorous read. If not a bit fantastical.

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21 Comments

  1. klem578

    Jesus Christ , my poor braincells…

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    You think that is bad? Look what I found looking for a WoW cosplay pic : http://ui20.gamespot.com/1299/confusingfail.jpg

    THAT will kill your brain cells.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Freek

    Oh god, why did I click that link…WHY!!!!!??

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    :-D

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Gheritt White

    ARGH! WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN, CANNOT BE UNSEEN!!

    You are *evil*, Steph! :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Michael O’Connor

    That’s tame compared to some of the stuff I’ve been exposed to…

    And that story is nothing compared to some of the drama I’ve dealt with in game. I know a 40-something woman who is currently cheating on her husband of 20 years and refuses to admit it to him.

    I love how that article justifies cheating. Fucking sad.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Johnny Cullen

    You had to post that pic when I had my dinner, didn’t you? :|

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Alakratt

    Women looking for men in a game? Normally is the other way around, but since reading I’m getting in WoW sooner than later.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Gekidami

    Back when i was a Rogue in WoW, i remember seeing some people doing very strange things in the bedroom at the inn in Brill. Whilst i stood there, stealthed, watching.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. sircam73

    Cool…girls want to have fun :-)

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Uncontested

    Eh.. its not TOTALLY unbelievable these days.. Hell I remember some 6 or 7 years ago while playing Asheron’s Call I met a chick who I ended up on webcam with after a while doing.. stuff.. a lot lol. Never transpired into ‘real world’ love, but that was probably because of us being across the country from each other lol.

    But the idea that people are signing up to a game to FIND love is a bit far fetched unless they’re heffers or have aspergers or something lol

    #11 5 years ago
  12. mojo

    u know,
    THATCOSPLAYGUY!!
    http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/archives/bearded_cosplay02.jpg

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Blerk

    /pushes breakfast aside

    #13 5 years ago
  14. mington

    i must restore the balance

    http://s003.radikal.ru/i201/1002/b7/b891544186c9.jpg

    #14 5 years ago
  15. mojo

    http://images.ientrymail.com/arsgeek/cosplay2.jpg

    #15 5 years ago
  16. endgame

    ty mington! u truly r a good person. :D

    #16 5 years ago
  17. mington

    http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/sexy-cosplay-pics2-0.jpg

    i think i’ve upset the balance again

    #17 5 years ago
  18. mington

    http://www.wordpress.tokyotimes.org/archives/bad_cosplay02.jpg

    there, now all is right in the world

    #18 5 years ago
  19. Patrick Garratt

    Jesus. 18′s a bit special.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. Gheritt White

    Here’s the source, Pat.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mojo

    http://nintendokid100.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/smooncosplay.jpg?w=426&h=640

    http://nintendokid100.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/haruhi-bad.jpg?w=288&h=384

    my fav:
    http://www.wtfcostumes.com/costumes/costumes/cosplay_freak_costume.jpg

    and one for the balance:
    http://nintendokid100.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/suzumiya-haruhi_cosplay2.jpg?w=450&h=270

    #21 5 years ago

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