According to The Times newspaper women are signing up to World of Warcraft in the hope of landing themselves a man. As unlikely as that sounds. They even go so far as to use the adjectives “foxy” and “feisty” to describe them.
The paper said in a special report:
“Imagine a typical computer game devotee and what springs to mind? A Dungeons & Dragons-playing, Lord of the Rings-reading teenage boy? A middle-aged man who lives with his mum?
Maybe once upon a time, but not any more. Girls got bored with watching their boyfriends spending hours playing computer games, logged on, and got hooked. From stay-at-home mums to celebrities, the new face of online gaming is feisty, foxy and female.”
Using an example of a 23 year old female player from Cumbria they show this practice in action. Having played the game for three years “Jennifer” met her boyfriend through the game. She explains:
“When I originally started playing, I had no intention of looking for love. I was settled in a relationship and things were going smoothly.
We spent every night sharing photos and talking on webcam. In time we grew closer and closer. We didn’t play WoW for the game any longer, but rather to be together. Both of us were scared of our feelings but one night we declared our love for each other.”