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Video Games Ruin Relationships, Call of Duty Tops Heartbreak List

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Video games are increasingly becoming a factor in the crumbling of relationships. So says a Daily Mail reported survey by One-Poll.com, anyway. The survey polled 1500 gamers and their partners – and the conclusion is that video games break hearts.

On out of 10 respondents claimed they’d skipped a date or rejected sex in favour of playing video games. I don’t know about you, but for me? Boobs win out over digital guns any day of the week. 5% said games had cost them their relationship, while a much larger 70% said their partners become regularly annoyed at the amount of time played.

Roughly half of the women polled were jealous of the time their partners spent playing games. ‘It seems like a games console often means there are three people in a relationship.” Said a One-poll.com spokesperson. ‘It’s a bit sad if the virtual world is taking precedence over the real world.’

Here’s the compiled list of games that are likely to destroy relationships :

  1. Call of Duty
  2. Football Manager
  3. Grand Theft Auto
  4. FIFA
  5. Medal of Honor
  6. Halo
  7. Super Mario Brothers
  8. Gran Turismo
  9. Mario Kart
  10. Guitar Hero
  11. Assassins Creed
  12. Pro Evo Soccer
  13. Resident Evil
  14. World of Warcraft
  15. F1
  16. Red Dead Redemption
  17. Need for Speed
  18. Fallout
  19. Gears of War
  20. Angry Birds

I was surprised to see World of Warcraft so low on that list, until I remembered that for most World of Warcraft players significant others’ to leave would require them sawing off their own right hands. Because it’s for nerds.  On a more serious note, I definitely see video games causing untoward friction in households. I won’t lie if I say it’s caused issues in my own home – but not for the reasons stated above. No, she wants to play Fable and I want to play Fallout – and with just the one big screen TV you can see how it’s a problem. Of course, she has boobs – and that means that Fallout’s wastelands are going unexplored.

Source : Daily Mail

Last Updated: November 17, 2010


  1. Fred

    November 17, 2010 at 15:22

    Yeah , make sure you go on holiday to some exotic place now and then and leave the ps3 at home.
    And don’t let her see you make digital love to Madison in Heavy Rain.


  2. ALKi

    November 17, 2010 at 15:50

    hahahah its not that its gaming,its anything that a man injoys without “her”when i had my cbr “she” made me choose the bike or her……lets just say it wos the geginning of the end!


  3. s1mb4

    November 18, 2010 at 07:58

    its always the same story though, she can spend hours doing some stupid thing like scrap booking or w/e but as soon as you sit down for 5min and dont give her your attention there is trouble.

    i guess you cant live with them but cant live without them :pinch:


  4. Uberutang

    November 18, 2010 at 09:13

    My wife has her own consoles, she plays with 🙂


  5. C Le Grange

    November 18, 2010 at 10:39

    sheesh,I actually have a confession to make… never thought about it, but my recent relationship indirectly fell apart because of RED DEAD REDEMPTION…never given it much thought though but, yeah…bad times.
    I’m with Geoff, (ideally) boobs should beat John Marston and his faithful steed.


  6. Milesh Bhana

    November 18, 2010 at 10:59

    I must admit, i don’t really have any gaming related relationship issues.

    Every now and again i get a “look” when i buy too many games. But in terms of time. My wife sleeps at 21:30, 22:00. I play games till midnight. So i’m guaranteed 1h30-2h gaming time every night.


  7. Scarlette

    November 19, 2010 at 19:58

    Personally I love games, world of warcraft, fallout, mass effect, dragon age, a lot of snes games and so on. My partner he is a game addict to the point where even I will play wow with him for 5 hours, but more than 8 hours a day is a bit much for me. I am not the socially nurtured stereotyped female and I am not a tom boy either although I love paintball, games and naked girls, my partner spending his life on the pc and consoles is depressing. Spending time with me is an hour of tv together, or maybe out to dinner once a week and that sums it up oh and not to forget sex maybe once a month. Honestly after 7 years I’m getting tired.


  8. Scarlette

    November 19, 2010 at 20:02

    In fact if anyone could please explain why this occurs I would love to understand the psychology behind it. Thanks :blink:


  9. Scarlette

    November 19, 2010 at 20:04

    and thanks guys for the lame alt display pic, if I really looked like that I might understand why my partner has game addictions…


  10. lans

    November 19, 2010 at 20:12

    Hey Scarlette…. i guess he’s just not that into you.
    Scarlette the only way to win back your boyfriend is to “rape” him with love until he understands what he has.


  11. ArticleSucks

    August 3, 2014 at 17:10

    I looked for tis survey… it does not exist… If you are going to cite a study, please include the reference for your readers to see for themselves if the data has any statistical value.
    As this article stands right now… it is as valuable as saying the moon is made of cheese and Santa Clause lives in a magical palace because you read this in an internet article. Opinion is not science.


  12. Rachel

    October 13, 2014 at 20:04

    Destiny has consumed my life, thanks a lot Bungie! I don’t ever get to spend time with my boyfriend anymore. Fuck a bunch of Destiny.


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