Dating site partners with Dailymotion to broadcast banned YouTube vids


The brains behind dating sites Date a Gamer and Shag a Gamer have spoken of their disappointment following a decision taken by YouTube to suspend their Date a Gamer channel. The news came after web entrepreneur Tom Thurlow posted a series of sexy videos designed to help single gamers develop their pulling technique.

It seems YouTube pulled the plug on the Date a Gamer channel within hours of the clips going live and failed to comment or give specific reasons regarding their decision, despite the fact the films had accumulated tens of thousands of views and hundreds of subscribers.

Tom admits the decision came as a surprise. He said: “The YouTube ban has come as a complete shock. This kind of action is usually reserved for content that contains highly offensive material which our films certainly did not.

“The films were free of any nudity and did not contain any bad language so we’re very disappointed by this response.”

Despite the YouTube ruling, Tom and the Date a Gamer team have refused to concede defeat and have already entered into a new partnership agreement with Dailymotion, who will now host the banned films.

The series was made to help gamers who may not have the confidence to launch a charm offensive, get that elusive first date – and maybe more. They are presented by a series of scantily clad gamer babes, who explain just what they’re looking for from a guy and it’s hoped the tutorials will provide a useful and entertaining source of information on pulling that gamers and geeks can access from the comfort and privacy of their own homes.

Harriet Fuest, the UK Content Manager at Dailymotion, is delighted that the site will be the new home of the Date a Gamer clips.

Fuest said this afternoon: “At Dailymotion we’re very happy to support the gaming community. We have already joined forces with GameCreds to create, so gamers could benefit from our tech skills and expertise in live video broadcasting. Now our partnership with Date a Gamer will offer this community a completely new service – some hints, clues and cheats for their love lives!”

Tom Thurlow is also looking forward to seeing the films live on the Dailymotion site and has stated that his business ambitions will not be affected by such censorship.

“We are proud of our services and know that many gamers have found these films entertaining and useful,” said Tom. “Date a Gamer and Shag a Gamer won’t let censorship stand in the way of producing more video content.”

The dating-tip clips that were banned from YouTube are now back online and available to watch at:



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