Is online gaming the secret to a sizzling sex and social life? Could be, according to a new study commissioned by RealNetworks' GameHouse.
Women who play online games have more sex, socialize more and are just as active as their non-gaming counterparts, said Harris Interactive, which polled 2,000 adults in the U.S. to determine their gaming and lifestyle habits.
"Maybe if we all watched a little less TV and played more games online, we'd all be having a little more sex," said Matt Hulett, chief gamer at GameHouse, in a release. "Joking aside, this survey matches up with our internal data that women are widely embracing online games with 63% of GameHouse players being women. It's nice to know that females who play online games are happy – both in their relationships and even in the bedroom."
The study found that 55 percent of online gamers are women and more likely to be social in-person and online. Forty-two percent of female games socialize with friends and family in person, compared to 31 percent of women who don't play online games. Eighty-six percent are active on social networking sites versus 71 percent of non-gamers.
When it comes to sex, 57 percent of female gamers reported regular bedroom activity, versus 52 percent of those who don't play games.
Playing online games also had no effect on women's activity levels. The study found that 49 percent of both females who play online games and females who do not play online games work out or play sports at least once per week or more.
So instead of uncorking a bottle of wine and popping in a Netflix this Friday evening, maybe date night should include a couple of hours with Plants vs. Zombies or MafiaWars?
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