Poll: Games ruin relationships. Call of Duty titles most likely to cause problems

If you’re in a relationship, you might want to ease off on the all-night gaming marathons. A recent survey of 1,500 gamers and their partners conducted by OnePoll suggests that gaming can ruin relationships.

Over five percent of gamers who participated in the poll confessed that their hobby cost them their relationship, reports Daily Mail. Also, over half of the women polled admit that they were jealous of the amount of time their significant other spent player games. This makes sense. Because one out of ten men polled say that they have passed on sex in favor of scoring more time playing.

“It seems like a games console often means there are three people in a relationship,” said a spokesperson for OnePoll. “It’s a bit sad if the virtual world is taking precedence over the real world.”

Above: Call of Duty titles are the biggest threat to a relationship. Unfortunately, the survey neglected to mention that Call of Duty games are awesome

According to the survey, gaming may also have a negative impact on relationships before they even get started. One in ten men surveyed say they've cancelled plans for a date in order to keep playing. Daily Mail also lists ‘The Top 20 Relationship Wrecking Games,’ which names Call of Duty titles as the biggest threat to a relationship.

What’s your experience with love and gaming? Has your hobby ruined any of your relationships? Does your significant other think you pay too much attention to your game-related pursuits?

Or are you suspicious of the poll’s findings? It’s worth noting that the language used in the Daily Mail write-up suggests that all the gamers polled were men, and that all the significant others polled were women. Selective sampling could explain some of the sensationalist findings from the poll.  GamesRadar contacted OnePoll for more details about the methodology used for the recent survey, but did not receive a response.

[Source: DailyMail]

Nov 16, 2010


  • Sharkbot - November 18, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    Bish get back in the kitchen and make me a sandwich!
  • Tomkins - November 17, 2010 11:04 p.m.

    You're trusting the Mail? The guys that made a load of shit up about GTA and hate games in general? Why...
  • Cleanser247 - November 17, 2010 10:18 p.m.

    Oh well!
  • Kingsman - November 17, 2010 5:34 p.m.

    Hm 5%...the same 5% addiction rate that was mentioned in an earlier article this week? Maybe these guy actually have a genuine problem. I know my wife wishes I played video games less, but I've never put off plans (or sex) to play. I know the game will be there when I get back. Recaptha: Greattly fiances. Deep, recaptcha...deep.
  • CommandantOreo - November 17, 2010 4:31 p.m.

    rocketminx:You must have your priorities mixed up, sex is a for married couples, not horny people. Get a life!
  • QLev - November 17, 2010 4:15 p.m.

    I just want to say that that gif made me laugh out loud at work. In a silent computer lab. Oops.
  • Sylverdemon - November 17, 2010 3:32 p.m.

    Yeah I am married and we have 2 little kids and I am still a gamer. it's all a matter of a few things. 1. Ladies understand if your guy is at home playing games that means you know where he is and he is not at a strip club or cheating on you etc... 2. Guys control your gaming don't let it control you, you can put the controller down for a few hours and you will not die. 3. If playing games ends your relationship then there was probably more problems under the surface than you knew about anyway.
  • razorman715 - November 17, 2010 3:25 p.m.

    That gif just made my day.
  • moh82sy - November 17, 2010 3:20 p.m.

    that gif doesn't get old.
  • Fusionmix - November 17, 2010 2:55 p.m.

    Haha, wow, this is hilarious. Who honestly ignores their girlfriend in favour of shooting up some screechy-voiced 15-year-olds online? This gives said kids all the license in the world to call you a fag.
  • CARDYKEV - November 17, 2010 12:08 p.m.

    My Virtual stripper girlfriend doesn't seem to mind, she just appears every 5 minutes or so to express her feeling.
  • BrianDowns - November 17, 2010 10:13 a.m.

    Mmmm virtual bewbz. Better than real ones. I prefer virtual poon to real poon. Lara Croft is my girlfriend. We spend many nights together.
  • AngryScotsman - November 17, 2010 7:24 a.m.

    "... reports the Daily Mail..." Move along, folks, nothing reputable to be seen here.
  • One-FISH- - November 17, 2010 6:54 a.m.

    I cannot believe WoW hasn't been mentioned in either the article or the comments yet....
  • BigLandoz - November 17, 2010 6:36 a.m.

    The gif makes me laugh every time.
  • InstantTitKill - November 17, 2010 6:28 a.m.

    Ell223 I-is that a Monkey Island reference?!
  • Ekythump3 - November 17, 2010 6:27 a.m.

    Maybe the girlfriends and wives should start playing as well.Then they won't have anything to bitch about.They'll be able to spend more quality time with you.Better yet,change the locks on your door so they can't bother YOU while you're playing.
  • FlyinHawaiian13 - November 17, 2010 6:23 a.m.

    Disregard Females Aquire COD Points
  • Nitecuze - November 17, 2010 5:58 a.m.

    My woman willingly bought COD for me, and she enjoys playing it too. Since when is it a relationship killer? Oh right, it kills people that can't differentiate between reality and imagination. If your woman doesn't like you gaming, don't be in a relationship with her or sacrifice some of your own time to pay attention to her and appreciate her. She's not an object to be treated like crap unless it's working both ways.
  • SONSET - November 17, 2010 5:23 a.m.

    Yup, I past up sex, dates etc. for call of duty lol But its not so simple. When you first get a girl then'll take sex and dates over a game any day, but when your involved, girls play games. I have call of duty marathons maybe 3 times a month when all my friends can get online at the same time. Funny those 3 days out of the month my girl has plans for us. Theres nothing wrong with gaming. Society hasnt falling, a lot of gamers aren't sports fans, playing COD for 3 to 4 hours is like watching a Baseball game. How is that acceptable and gaming not? Its a double standard. Girls look at gaming as stupid but I can watch 3 football games for 6 or 7 hours straight on sunday and 3 hours on mon without any complaints from her? They just don't want to see us having a good time laughing and talking with people. Gamers need to stand up to this B.S. and these crazy girls, who don't want to see us have fun without them.

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