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Do Men Play too Many Video Games?

Updated on August 7, 2014

Men Play Too Many Video Games

Men Who Play Too Many Video Games!

There is just so much time in a week, work taking five days, and then the weekend you were looking forward to comes along. When you and your boyfriend or husband met there were so many things to do, the dates were a journey of his and your imagination.


Once that love bug has bit you see the real person, but awe he’s so cute you can’t kiss him goodbye. Why, because you love him, after all he did take you on dates before and the potential is still there. Plus he is so expressive when he plays his games, the throwing of the control, the scream at the screen, you never seen this side of him before.

So you tell yourself let him play his games thinking soon enough he will tire of them, and then we can go to the beach, or to the mountains on a picnic like we used to. The game WOW is released, and he not only plays games but hooks up to Vent where he can talk to the other players about things you never heard of. His conversations ‘after’ he plays is about the realm he has reached, what raid is going on, and even Jim bob’s schedule at work needing to match his.

That’s pretty much the last straw so you go out shopping with a vengeance and buy clothes to entice his eyes back to you, and test his temper looking at the MasterCard bills, and even that doesn’t work.

With the game capturing his attention, the evenings constitute him playing right beside you and when you talk to him he doesn’t respond. If you get angry and ask him what you said, he replies he heard you and gives quite the wrong answer.

Such Dating and Wedded Bliss!

You sit there with all your feminine wiles and plot, grow angry, and become worse than any enemy in the game he is fighting. He doesn’t even notice, in fact he has become Slide-Jenkins in the game, you hear people calling him that on Vent so it must be. Even in the kitchen you can hear voices, "Slide hurry back what's taking you so long!"


As the old saying goes if you can’t beat them... join them. That’s right I am known today as Slinky-Jenkins.

The games are great we even eat dinner while playing, and that’s a task.

Isn’t Love Grand?

Written © to B. A. Williams

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Note: Please note that this is titled Men Who, since it is not meant to be a stereotype of all men, enjoy reading.


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    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      Oh no controversial is a good thing, not so much with me, but with others commenting. I was hoping it would become that.

      Thanks again its all good!

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      6 years ago

      Sorry, I didn't mean for it to come across like that. Good hub though!

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much for reading this and I love the controversial comments being sent back. I agree, everyone needs space, and again thanks for reading.

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      6 years ago

      Good hub. I enjoyed it.

      I don't see anything wrong with guys playing video games. Even if you are married, the couple should have their set of hobbies. You often hear men complain of women being too clingy so women shouldn't get upset if men play too many video games or not. Exactly, the side of him that you've never seen before is his way of showing you that even though he cares, you need to give him his space. He doesn't respond and gets angry because his girlfriend/ wife doesn't respect his need for privacy. This can be a recipe for disaster.

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      6 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      He he he .. Great hub, and thats true ! Voted up and sharing !

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      Epigramman your words are so beautiful if you bottled them up and couldn't write, we all would suffer.

      Thanks so much for reading my article.

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      6 years ago

      I don't play video games at all but I probably write too much - witness my output here at the Hub and I am a film buff and a musicologist too but who needs to play videos when I could be here reading you ..... your wit, your literary panache and your creative mind - lake erie time ontario canada 12:59pm

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      6 years ago from USA

      Mhatter, I don't believe all men are like that, that's why the title of the story itself is Men -who- but I have become quite WOW oriented too, so I can appreciate what John said as well.

      I like that this has become a controversial article, and will be looking forward to more comments. The character names are purely fictional.

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      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      I find this a somewhat harsh stereotype, coming from a male in full-time education and soon ready to find an apprenticeship as a blacksmith. I met my lover on WoW, and I play just to talk to her. I devote a lot of my time to her, and prevent playing so I can talk on Windows Live Messenger, Facebook, etc.

      This is however one of many stories out there, and it's shameful to think that we get hooked so easily. But guys have this problem with their girlfriends too, it's just not talked about as much.

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for sharing. Sorry about that. I like to make-believe not all men are like that.

    • Crazzykylex profile image


      6 years ago from Incredible India!

      I wonder what is "Video" Games doing in the title? However, I love to be a playboy ;) Great Hub, buddy!


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