While perusing various articles on MSN during my lunch break yesterday I came across THIS blurb of an article which says that studies have shown that gamer girls (in this case MMO players – think Warcraft) where happier than non-gamer girls. Not only that but the majority of them are, get this, happier in their relationships, than their non-gamer compadres.
Um…. can I say duh?
Now, this data is of course dependent upon the sample, where they pulled from, the person’s situation, ratio of gamers to non-gamers etc. But I’m not going to get in the mechanics of polling, samples size and statistics…
But seriously think about it, I personally can say this is the case. It is INCREDIBLY satisfying to go kill a bunch of things on screen when I’m stressed or upset, and totally defers MOST of my girlish growling away from JP and Sally.
So, I say it again: DUH!
It totally doesn’t HAVE to be just online gaming/games where you kill things. Playing Medieval Sims is just as relaxing, and a marathon of Just Dance 3 brings out those endorphins from exercise. Aaaand playing a table-top RPG like Dungeons and Dragons not only allows you to kill minion-type monsters, but allows you to check out and get a much needed break from reality for a few hours. Also, board (not the kind you find at walmart!) and card games (munchkin anyone?) are just plain fun 😀 (THIS article was linked to the aboved linked, and again, DUH!)
So, yeah, us geeky-gamer girls are awesome 😉 And for those who aren’t really “into” those types of things, give em a try, your relationships just might thank ya for it!
Oh, and PS — MSN, the Legend of Zelda franchise is NOT an MMO 😛 dorks…