where did i say i can't enjoy games? i said that i don't want to date people who make it their entire identity and hobby. korea attracts a lot of these 'streamer' types who come here to sit in an RGB cave all the time farming twitch followers. i don't want to hang around with those people.
i do generally follow the old line about "when i became a man, i put away childish things". a bit of biblical wisdom. of course, play and being able to be silly are integral to human behaviour, adult or not. i do play and i can be very silly with my friends or romantic partners. but the 'gamer' subculture is whiffy. it reeks of maladaptation and entitled adult babies. especially in these more 'politicised' times when seemingly nobody can just enjoy a hobby without having Strong Opinions Indeed. i don't even want to spend more than 15 minutes talking to a self-professed 'gamer' because i'm sure it won't be long until they mention 'woke politics' and 'EA putting lesbian girl characters in our shooting games' or whatever.
i never said you should be ashamed of playing games, again. i've posted here myself in the post-covid era about having an extremely nostalgic trip back onto WoW (no regratz) and of enjoying RDR2, too. we all had oodles of spare time, after all. but i'm not going back out into an adult social world to discuss fucking videogames. come on now.
'avoiding like crack addicts', lol. i said i swipe left when they come up on dating apps or like me. that's called having better options and better things to do, not hate speech. and we are talking in the context of newbie's very prickly and argumentative gamer friend. that is very definitely a Type. the person who plays games all day, makes it their identity, but also bitches and moans and is generally negative all the time about said hobby.
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