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Future Publishing has a little something for everyone. Want to get your highbrow British game writing on? You should probably spring for a subscription to Edge. Want all the top MMO stories, as voted on by users? There's Massive Blips. But what if you're tired of reading all of Future's publications and websites by yourself? Well, they've got your back there, too, as they've gone ahead and launched a dating site specifically targeting people who play video games.

The site's called Game 4-A-Date, and it's set up to help you "find that someone special who shares a zeal for games." That's almost totally ridiculous for a number of reasons, the chief one being that females who openly play games are probably already inundated by hundreds of ham-fisted requests for dates, friendship, and/or sex from a bunch of guys who never bothered to learn the right set of social skills. I can't imagine a dating site focused on people who play games will help those poor girls weed out the crazies unless the girls are simply after the low-hanging fruit of guys who think it's "so hot" that they play games. But those girls wouldn't need to go pay for a dating site. They should just go register a MySpace account like everyone else. Either way, this raises my annoying and self-righteous "indignant disgust when people who play games are lumped together unfavorably" ire.

This actually looks more like a partnership or some other sort of weird affiliate deal than a full-on Future site launch. Clicking beyond the "Game 4-A-Date" homepage takes you to a page hosted on WhiteLabelDating.com, which boasts that it "provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure, tax processing and much more. You provide your brand, website design and marketing and we do the rest."

Hey, that means we could all just go start our own dating sites! They say they can set one up in minutes! Here, I'll post my own dating site profile here so we can all get inspired. Let's go find some LOVE, people.

HEY LADIES LET'S DO THIS
HEY LADIES LET'S DO THIS
Me:

NAME: [PDA] Sn1p3rk1lla420NYC
AGE: 33
STATUS: Single
DRINK: Y
SMOKE: N
GENRES: Anything that isn't team sports, I guess?
RELIGION: Whatevs
PLATFORMS: All
POLITICAL VIEWS: I vote for no pants.

What I'm Looking For:

A female between the ages of 18 and 80.
Must love Points.
Should be way totally awesome.
Felons OK!
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#1  Edited By Jeff  Staff
Future Publishing has a little something for everyone. Want to get your highbrow British game writing on? You should probably spring for a subscription to Edge. Want all the top MMO stories, as voted on by users? There's Massive Blips. But what if you're tired of reading all of Future's publications and websites by yourself? Well, they've got your back there, too, as they've gone ahead and launched a dating site specifically targeting people who play video games.

The site's called Game 4-A-Date, and it's set up to help you "find that someone special who shares a zeal for games." That's almost totally ridiculous for a number of reasons, the chief one being that females who openly play games are probably already inundated by hundreds of ham-fisted requests for dates, friendship, and/or sex from a bunch of guys who never bothered to learn the right set of social skills. I can't imagine a dating site focused on people who play games will help those poor girls weed out the crazies unless the girls are simply after the low-hanging fruit of guys who think it's "so hot" that they play games. But those girls wouldn't need to go pay for a dating site. They should just go register a MySpace account like everyone else. Either way, this raises my annoying and self-righteous "indignant disgust when people who play games are lumped together unfavorably" ire.

This actually looks more like a partnership or some other sort of weird affiliate deal than a full-on Future site launch. Clicking beyond the "Game 4-A-Date" homepage takes you to a page hosted on WhiteLabelDating.com, which boasts that it "provides the dating software, membership database, payment processing, customer support, hosting infrastructure, tax processing and much more. You provide your brand, website design and marketing and we do the rest."

Hey, that means we could all just go start our own dating sites! They say they can set one up in minutes! Here, I'll post my own dating site profile here so we can all get inspired. Let's go find some LOVE, people.

HEY LADIES LET'S DO THIS
HEY LADIES LET'S DO THIS
Me:

NAME: [PDA] Sn1p3rk1lla420NYC
AGE: 33
STATUS: Single
DRINK: Y
SMOKE: N
GENRES: Anything that isn't team sports, I guess?
RELIGION: Whatevs
PLATFORMS: All
POLITICAL VIEWS: I vote for no pants.

What I'm Looking For:

A female between the ages of 18 and 80.
Must love Points.
Should be way totally awesome.
Felons OK!
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#2  Edited By FlappyHands

Hahahahahaha.

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#3  Edited By insanejedi

Damn Jeff! You look hot!

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#4  Edited By snide

Dude, wtf, they totally beat us to the punch developing this one. All those months of work down the drain!

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#5  Edited By smallville123

Jeff you such a ladykilla!

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#6  Edited By RHCPfan24

Hilarious post Jeff. The motion blur in that photo is totally smexy. 

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#7  Edited By JJOR64

Female that's 80?  I have lost faith in you Jeff.   lol j/k   NO PANTS FTW!

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#8  Edited By JackiJinx

FELONS OK!

Then do *I* know the lady for you...wait, are kids OK? =P

This reminds me of www.soulgeek.com

I'm done with internet dating. DONE. DONE DONE DONE!

*checks out link anyhow*

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#9  Edited By RawShark

Fucking Future. Fuck them. And fuck Edge. Pretentious bullcrap. Now they try and lump us all together as being unable to socialise?

As almost-correct as they are, this still makes me RAEG!

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#10  Edited By brydello

LOL'D

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#11  Edited By Kontrapunkt

Jeff, we love you and damn the UK's putting Dave out of a job.

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#12  Edited By meteora

Lookin' good Jeff! Show those cats how it's done!

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#13  Edited By bshirk

Jeff, I'll hook you up with an 80 yr old.  My friend's grandma is available.

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#14  Edited By DauntlessFinch

Well, I dunno if my Fable wives would agree with this, I mean I have my bigamist achievement and all already.
 I don't  think its worth it.

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#15  Edited By Scooper

I'd tap that.

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#16  Edited By RVonE

Awesome post. Your dating name is hilarious.

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#17  Edited By lodar011

I love how his picture is just a random picture of him walking up the stairs

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#18  Edited By Cheapoz

PDA CLAN FTD!

(for the date?)
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#19  Edited By ArbitraryWater

To quote the excellent Giant Bomb Theme Song by Evan Brass "I would date them If I was a girl!"

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#20  Edited By Impossibilium

I'm not falling for that. That's obviously a fake personal ad. Everyone knows that the real online singles are all models. Some are so desperate for boyfriends that they have to post their photo in lots of places under different names.

What a shame. Poor girls.

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#21  Edited By ZmillA

Thats actually not a bad picture, gives you a kinda "cool guy" look

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#22  Edited By igl

I'll just be mean, like always on the internets. wai girls!

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#23  Edited By BoG

Oh man. If people on other dating site are unattractive, I can't wait to see this.

Can Americans sign up? It might be worth it just to meet some English chicks.
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#24  Edited By delicious_lie

i <,3 felons

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#25  Edited By Torrim

So I clicked the link.

I'm sure everyone on that site looks like that hot girl there.

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#26  Edited By sdauz

wait by points do u mean gamerscore lol

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#27  Edited By CallMeRotten

Jeff is such a dream boat..or better yet he's NIGHT BOAT: The Crime Solving Boat!

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#28  Edited By Det1

January - so slow that you'll see giantbomb doing news about g4m3r dating sites and trying out castlevania: JUDGEMENT.
Not that it's a bad thing.

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80?  Damn dude

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#30  Edited By BiggerBomb

I hope you're actually going to post that. It would be totally epic.

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#31  Edited By Sephiroth9997

Mad brits on that site Jeff.  How are you gonna get yo mac on 6000 miles away? 

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#32  Edited By AllanIceman

Don't give up Snide you can bilt a better one!

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#33  Edited By jakob187

But people already pay $15 a month for WoW, and that's hookin' people up left and right!  This site will fail.  They just can't get the numbers that WoW has.

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#34  Edited By animateria

90% men, 1% women, 9% everything else.

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#35  Edited By LordAndrew
jakob187 said:
"But people already pay $15 a month for WoW, and that's hookin' people up left and right!  This site will fail.  They just can't get the numbers that WoW has."
I've already created eight accounts, and I suggest everyone do the same.
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#36  Edited By McQuinn

Way to pick a very blurry picture.  Makes you mysterious.

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#37  Edited By Hector

hahaha!

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#38  Edited By erinfizz

That pic made me think I needed to clean my glasses. But I was not wearing them, and became very confused.

Jeff
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That's almost totally ridiculous for a number of reasons, the chief one being that females who openly play games are probably already inundated by hundreds of ham-fisted requests for dates, friendship, and/or sex from a bunch of guys who never bothered to learn the right set of social skills.
True.
I can't imagine a dating site focused on people who play games will help those poor girls weed out the crazies unless the girls are simply after the low-hanging fruit of guys who think it's "so hot" that they play games.

Only in times of extreme desperation.

But those girls wouldn't need to go pay for a dating site.

Nah, I met my last two boyfriends through Boardgaming conventions.  I like to meet my geeks in person.
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#39  Edited By dtran1212

^ ^ ^  do the girls look like this?? if they do, then count me in.

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#40  Edited By Xandurson

Man I wish I could find someone who was way totally awesome!!

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#41  Edited By dsplayer1010

FINALLY!

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#42  Edited By JoblessTerence

Ha ha I like the generic MySpace pose you're rocking out there Jeff.

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#43  Edited By LiquidPrince

18 and 80 eh...

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#44  Edited By DavidSnakes

I agree with everything Jeff wrote 100% times ten.  Jeff, you're awesome, I love you now more than ever.

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#45  Edited By Coltonio7

ALRIGHT! I MADE AN ACCOUNT AND LIKE WHO I FOUND! =D

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#46  Edited By Dryker

"low-hanging fruit of guys"!? Really!? Jeff has no filter, that's what makes him awesome.

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#47  Edited By kboy

I always find it hilarious to see females that play games get comments on their YouTube channels that say things like "Yeah, I'm like the best ranked Halo 3 player and my clan is undefeated. Wanna [expletive voluntarily removed]?"

 Of course, most dudes have girlfriends that are totally uninterested in games, so a girl that can hold her own on expert guitar in Rock Band 2 is always interesting.

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#48  Edited By truebornracer

I'd totally date Jeff

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#49  Edited By Fade2Gray

I'd hardly even want to hang out with most 'gamer girls' let alone date one. No offense ladies, but most girls I've met who dedicate any significant amount of their time to the hobby end up just about as socially messed up as us guys; many times more so.

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#50  Edited By gunswordfist

HAHAHAHAHA!!! 18-80?! And are you sure you don't smoke Jeff because that picture makes you look like you're..er anyway, good luck dating your Teenage Grandma or w/e.

Seriously, this is NUTS! I'll check out this site just for laughs. Talk about reinforcing the steroetype that all us gamers are pathetic nerds.