5 Of The Best Dating Sites For Gamers
Online dating can get tricky from time to time, even more so if you are a gamer. Sharing a hobby with your partner is a dream come true for many of us. And just like many of us, gamers are often looking for someone who will help them put their solo queueing days behind (both in-game and off-game).
The video game industry has been growing at an immensely fast pace over the past few years. In fact, according to investopedia, 26% of the world population today are gamers. That's 1 in 5 people!
With these killer odds and how attractive some of these boy and girl gamers are looking lately, maybe it's time you found your own duo partner. And if you are not sure where to start your search, we've got you covered with the 5 best dating sites for gamers in 2021!
I bet most of you didn't expect this one.
Match.com has managed to get the no. 1 spot in dating sites for gamers from the sheer amount of active users it currently has! Remember our 1 in 5 odds we mentioned above?
The site itself might not have in its advertising forefront "gaming", but let's just say it's a huge plus if you own a Playstation 5, an xBox One or a Nintendo Switch. You have full control of your dating profile, and it's quite easy to tell the single ones from the single I-own-multiple-controllers ones. After all, we can all recognize that gamer girl headset from miles away these days (or maybe that's just me).
As a bonus, Match.com arranges Game Nights for any of its users who would like to get their game on while meeting up with some of those single gamers out there.
And let's not forget about the site’s filters. You might be looking for a raid partner but that doesn't mean you should “fight the goblins with a troll” (if you know what I mean). Use their extensive filters to find the one that's playing on the same server as you.
Now on to number two on our list and to be honest a personal favourite of mine, LFG Dating!
LFG is quite a known acronym in the gaming world these days, but just in case you're just starting out - LFG stands for "Looking For Group".
The site today has quite the name in the gaming community as it has been around for almost 7 years and, unlike Match.com, "gaming" is what it's all about!
While regular old dating sites can still get the job done, they are lacking in their motivation for the gamer to be open about his hobbies. That's not the case for LFG Dating. Are you looking for someone who's going to be impressed with the time and dedication you put into that crazy high score? There's no other place where your ranking can get you a date for the night... or at least a white mage to boost your odds in the grind.
At a very close third, GamerDating joins the party!
Fact is, some points were ducked from GamerDating because of its outdated website design, although if you are looking for something that screams "gaming", you can't get any better than this.
You can level up your dating game with the help of their registration process. After you upload a profile picture you are asked to select 3 of your favorite games which will help you get matched with the gamer girl or gamer boy who shares your love of e-sports!
Their motto is: "Life is a game, Play with someone you Love." and as such, the site aims to find you a partner you can 1v1 but also have them join your party.
The site also has a Game News tab where any user can find news about the gaming world, as well.
At this point, it might not surprise you much that Zoosk has taken its place within the best online dating sites for gamers.
We're all nerds here and I think we can all agree that there's some truth to those awkward, struggling-to-get-a-date memes that show up once in a while on our feeds. Well, Zoosk has become popular with gamers because of their ready-made icebreakers which allows any shy and quiet soul to start up their flirting.
Also, if you didn’t know, back in 2016 the creator of Zoosk had created an app specifically for those who like to meet new people while gaming. “Lively” focused predominantly around trivia and is still a fun way to get the conversation started for the shy gamers.
According to Statista, 38% of gamers fall in the 18-34 age group where the majority of Zoosk's users fall within the 25-34 age group. And with about 27,000,000 members today, who'd ever want to try out a different dating site?
Eharmony coming in last but don’t skip the arena fight before you check out the drops!
Much like Match.com, Eharmony has secured its place in our list for its large user database.
Unlike every other gamer dating app however, Eharmony has an amazing matching-up algorithm and, as gamers, that's something we can definitely appreciate. It also puts the user through a fun personality quiz with questions that vary from your religion to the qualities you find attractive and, most importantly, to your hobbies.
While it won’t necessarily match you with a gamer every time, it allows you to get to know each and every one of your recommended matches. Why not take your time to discover their hobbies and interests? They could be your next big romantic conquest! You never know, they could end up being the Yune to your Tidus (or vice versa).
Whether you are a weekend casual or a hardcore gamer, the sites we've provided above can definitely help you find someone to pick up that second controller. Who knows? Maybe your very own Princess Zelda might be just around the corner. All you have to do is embark on your online dating adventure now and hit a new high-score!