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· New research from a money saving website in the UK suggests that half of men in relationships would choose playing a new computer game over having sex with their partner.
· It seems that men in relationships are more eager to unwrap a brand new video game than they are to undress their partner as according to a poll, 49% would prefer to play a new game, with only 32% opting for sex. An additional 19% claimed that it ‘depended on the game’.
The study, conducted by www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, polled 1,442 UK men as part of ongoing research into external influences on relationships. All of the respondents had been in a relationship for six months or more.
The study initially asked ‘Given the choice between playing a newly released video game or having sex with your partner, which option would you choose?’ which revealed the following responses:
Game - 49%
Sex - 32%
Depends on the game - 19%
The study then looked at what the other half in the relationship would be likely to make of the situation, posing the question ‘If they were asked, do you think your partner would expect you to have given that answer?’ which uncovered the following responses:
No - 30%
Probably not - 25%
Probably - 21%
Yes - 18%
Respondents were then given a list of hotly anticipated releases and asked to choose ‘sex or game’ in order to look at whether or not the nature of the release affected their decision. The top five titles where playing the game would be preferred to sex was as follows:
1. Grand Theft Auto 5 Game 71% Sex 29%
2. FIFA 14 Game 67% Sex 33%
3. Elder Scrolls Online Game 55% Sex 45%
4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist Game 52% Sex 48%
5. The Last Of Us Game 49% Sex 51%
It appears that the number of men that would choose a game over sex goes up depending on the popularity of the release, as more than two thirds of gamers, 71%, would opt to play Grand Theft Auto 5 rather than have sex.
George Charles of VoucherCodesPro.co.uk made the following comment:
“If anything I’m not actually that surprised by the results of our study. Gamers often spend months, if not years, waiting for a release to come out. So on that day, what’s likely to be more important?”
“I sympathise with partners though. It must be hard work having to compete with Rockstar Games or Naughty Dog. Judging by the game trailers, those guys put on quite a show!”