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    Default Why do most people assumed that being a gamer means you can't get laid?

    Why is that? I seen it happen in Onrpg occasionally too, even though majority of us are gamers....

    Is there still a negative connotation to being a nerd/gamer?

    I know that being a nerd is popular in East Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea. Not sure about the west though.

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    You are using nerd and gamer as if they were interchangeable terms. That might be the source of your confusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    You are using nerd and gamer as if they were interchangeable terms. That might be the source of your confusion.
    Well to most people... They usually mean the same thing.

    As in a gamer is part of the Nerd group.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    Well to most people... They usually mean the same thing.

    As in a gamer is part of the Nerd group.
    Well that might be your answer. People believe gamers are all nerds or geeks when usually that's not the case. I would say there's a larger number of gamers that don't conform to the nerd or geek stereotype than nerds or geeks that aren't gamers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus View Post
    Well that might be your answer. People believe gamers are all nerds or geeks when usually that's not the case. I would say there's a larger number of gamers that don't conform to the nerd or geek stereotype than nerds or geeks that aren't gamers.
    But I always thought that nerds are gaining more popularity in the west. 0.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    But I always thought that nerds are gaining more popularity in the west. 0.0
    Hipsters, a breed that has existed since the beginning of modern civilization, have most recently taken up the guise of nerds and geeks. When people think "nerds are now cool" they really mean those 20-somethings who can be referred to as hipster, not a real nerd.





    True nerds and geeks - those fellows who suffer from social anxieties, spend all their free time keeping the **** away from people, who truly don't give a single shit about the way they look, etc... Are not popular.



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    My definitions...
    Gamer - Someone who play games
    Geek - Someone who is very fascinated in a particular subject (Very knowledgeable towards a specific hobby)
    Nerd - Someone with superior academic intellect

    What they all have in common is that most of the time, these people have a lack of social skills so they rarely interact with anyone in real life. Geeks aren't as bad though. They can be very sociable such as car geeks or political geek. Computer geeks just spend all their time on the computer which contribute to their lack of social skills. Yu-gi-oh geeks well... I'm sure that's a major turn-off. Haha!

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    I dunno, I've played a lot of video games and had a lot of sex. In fact, most people have sex, and that includes gamers, old people, married people, etc, a lot of people society deems as not having much sex. In fact, the stereotypical person who has a lot of sex, i.e. single young adult, has some of the lowest reported sexual satisfaction of any sort of demographic in the US. Married people, people aged 65+, etc, tend to be significantly more satisfied.

    Ya'll are paying too much attention to cultural tropes and stereotyping instead of paying attention to the actual trends in society imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Espada1 View Post
    Why is that? I seen it happen in Onrpg occasionally too, even though majority of us are gamers....

    Is there still a negative connotation to being a nerd/gamer?

    I know that being a nerd is popular in East Asian countries like China, Japan, Korea. Not sure about the west though.
    No, but making topics like these shows atleast you aren't getting laid.

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    play nice, kids

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    No, but making topics like these shows atleast you aren't getting laid.
    That's mean.
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    So....

    What is that getting laid thing you guys are talking about?

    Stay frosty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
    So....

    What is that getting laid thing you guys are talking about?
    y'know, the old in n out

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    man i really hate the word gamer. it's just so gross

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonight2 View Post
    y'know, the old in n out

    That post deserves a toast. I was kinda in a moody mood, but now I am cheered up again.

    So fleeting are my "strong convictions"... ephemeral.

    Stay frosty.

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    It's a stereotype because gamers used to consist of many shut-ins and anti-social people. Or so people assumed anyway. Now gaming is much more mainstream. Everyone is doing it, including the shut-ins and anti-social people.

    People today just like to make jokes with the stereotypes. I wouldn't take it seriously or care. I make fun of my friends for their geek hobbies and nerdy behavior, but I don't actually mean it. I'm just as much of a geek/nerd, whatever.

    Never call me a weaboo or an otaku though. NEVER CALL ME THOSE THINGS!! Or you will die.
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    that means you're an actual *******

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avarance View Post
    that means you're an actual *******
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    the highest order of animu ****u

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    its mostly because most of them can only talk about games and you can't hook up with a normal chick if all you know about is games and nothing more but that is your own fault

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    I don't like the fact that Xeno talked about having sex. You will always be 15 to me.

    Rereading that, it sounded very strange. I didn't mean it like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuxedoSam View Post

    Never call me a weaboo or an otaku though. NEVER CALL ME THOSE THINGS!! Or you will die.
    Weaboo's shouldn't talk like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by HamsterMascot View Post
    Weaboo's shouldn't talk like that
    Ja, I agree. Because they're in denial and stuff. You can't tell them that, though, they get so defensive.

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