From the culture-shaping visionaries that brought us Date a Gamer comes something a little bit different, and slightly more perverse.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Shag a Gamer.
Unlike Date a Gamer, Shag a Gamer makes no allusions to helping people find true love, or that special someone to cuddle up with on a Sunday night to play Gears of War with.
Nope, according to its creators, it “fills the gap left for horny geeks who aren’t necessarily looking for dating or a long-term relationship, but who are interested in scouting for sex online and meeting up for no-strings nookie”.
Apparently the idea behind Shag a Gamer came about when Date a Gamer users were found to be looking for casual sex instead of actual dating partners.
“It got us thinking that, perhaps by providing a platform where geeks and gamers over the age of 18 could arrange to meet up and get it on, we could help people who may feel uneasy in social situations, find someone and get some action.”
In an interview with Eurogamer, Shag a Gamer chief admitted to partnering with a site called Global Personals to get a starting base for the new site.
The service is available in a few countries, South Africa included. Seriously. Shag a Gamer SA is a thing.