Women who play games have more sex. That’s one of the results of a survey conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of GameHouse polled over 2,000 adults in the US.
They found that 55 percent of online gamers are women. Online games, for the purposes of this survey, included games on their computer, social networking sites, and mobile devices. Better yet, they also have more sex and are more social than those who do not play online games.
The old stereotype of an anti-social male teen in a dark room with the computer monitor being his only source of light doesn’t seem to hold true anymore when you look at the rest of the results. The poll shows that 42 percent of female online gamers actually socialize with friends and family in person at least once a day, while only 31 percent of those who don’t play online games see friends and family at least once a day.
The data also shows that 86 percent of female online gamers use social networking sites such as Facebook, while only 71 percent of women who don’t play online games use social networking sites.
The kicker, for those who may still believe that online gaming is for lonely people: 57 percent of women who play online gamers have sex, vs 52 percent for those who don’t play. It also says that 38 percent are also having sex at least once per week, while 34 percent of those not playing online are.
Furthermore, more than half of female online gamers say they are happy (55 percent) and 50 percent of them say online games make them feel smarter.
And what’s the best playtime for such games? It seems that 61 percent of female online gamers enjoy their hobby from 8 pm to 11:59 pm which makes us wonder when they have time for sex.
Check out the infographic below: