I stumbled across this on my social media feed and was too horrified not to share. If you've ever wondered why male gamers have such a misogynistic reputation, this one-way exchange on a dating website lays it all out on the table. It is ugly. You will cringe.
OKCupid is the best! is a YouTube series by female blogger 'solikebasically'. In each episode, our poker-faced host gets her computer to read out the latest messages in her OKCupid inbox.
In the clip below, she comes under the attention of a male gamer who attempts to forge a connection over their shared love of joypads (warning: swearing and abhorrent behavior ensues).
Seriously, did that just happen? Way to overact over getting the cold shoulder, guy. In the past, we've looked at how some women shy away from revealing their gaming habits on OKCupid. When stuff like this can happen, is it really any wonder?
Now before you all fly off the handle, I realise non-gamers are equally capable of such disgusting behavior. But that's like playing the "not as bad as Saddam" card. We should be better than this. Humanity should be better than this. Can't we all just get along?