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8 Reasons It Sucks Being a Girl Gamer ...

By Melanie

Yeah, sometimes, I think being a girl gamer sucks. When it comes to games, no matter what, it seems it’s a guy's world. Well, at least, to the guys, it is – I am going to give you 8 reasons it sucks being a girl gamer.

Table of contents:

  1. guys won’t date you
  2. other girls make fun of you
  3. not many girl gamers in your area
  4. people don’t take you seriously
  5. the expected level of play
  6. harassment
  7. hearing “you’re not really a girl”
  8. random chat requests

8 Guys Won’t Date You

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Yeah, I know, this is silly. However, there are some guys out there that won’t date a girl gamer. They’re afraid of getting their butt pawned in a game they thought they were good at and then they would have the reputation of being beaten by a girl. It’s okay though, because if a guy won’t date you for this reason, they are not worth it.

7 Other Girls Make Fun of You

Some girls are stuck on guys, make up, and clothes. If you were to ask them to play game, they would make fun of you. They might even call you a loser. That’s okay, because the boys will like to hang out with you … maybe.

6 Not Many Girl Gamers in Your Area

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Growing up, I didn’t find very many girl gamers. Therefore, I either had to play by myself or play with a boy. No girl really wanted to play a game.

5 People Don’t Take You Seriously

Face it, guys don’t take girls seriously when they’re playing games. They think they’re there to flirt or whatever. I will admit, some of them are, but if you’re quiet and play your game, they still may not take you seriously.

4 The Expected Level of Play

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“Oh, she’s just a girl, she’s going to be easy to beat.” Yeah, if you’re a girl gamer, you have probably heard this more than once in your gaming career. Always, it seems the low level of play is expected. Oh, but it’s fun when you surprise them.

3 Harassment

It seems girls are harassed more when they play games. They are taunted, talked about and all of the above.

2 Hearing “You’re Not Really a Girl”

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When you play on Xbox live or on an online game, such as World of Warcraft and you are doing better than most, you will normally hear this. Trust me, been there, done that.

1 Random Chat Requests

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Chat requests can get really annoying, too.

These are 8 reasons it sucks being a girl gamer. Of course, some of you may have different experiences, so you may not agree with this blog, but that is okay. Despite it all, nothing is going to prevent me from playing a game, so if friends don’t like it, then they’re just going to have to deal with it – if they do not talk to you because of a hobby, then they’re not worth it. So, what’s your experience with this?

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