New dating site for gamers rated AO

30 03 2010

Playing video games has generally never been considered a romantic activity. It is true that some couples “game together and stay together” as well as some who have met while playing against each other but overall, it’s not something that’s applied to dating. One new website however, seeks to change that.

Click on the video below to get my thoughts and ideas about the website. If you’re not feeling it, scroll down for the more concise post.

The website is called GameCrush and it is specifically catered to creating an online dating experience for gamers, right from the console. According to a press release from the company behind the site, GameCrush effectively: “introduces an entirely new interactive social gaming experience allowing gamers to meet, match and pay to play online games with other users (PlayDates).”

Sample Homepage pic from GameCrush

The release goes on, specifying that gamers can choose “PlayDates” and purchase a gaming session with them, complete with live video chat. Prices for gaming sessions start at $6.60 for ten minutes and participants have the option to play with PC games such as pool and Battleship, or on Xbox 360 games Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3, Gears of War 2, or Grand Theft Auto IV.

In and of itself, the concept isn’t all that surprising. Seeing as how there are all kinds of hyper-specific dating groups out there, and that the average age of gamers in the U.S. is 35, a dating group for video game players seems inevitable. However, this service is a far cry from eHarmony.

Judging from the screenshots of the website, this service is very much meant for adults only. The site claims that a gamer can buy a session and: “define the experience they want- either “flirty” or “dirty.”” Obviously this (as well as the need for a credit card) probably shoos away any gamers under 18 who want to use the site. And while the press release stresses that GameCrush is meant to appeal to both male and female gamers, the video seems to hint more so towards the male crowd.

Gamers can rate PlayDates on several aspects and "tip" them with credits after a successful date.

Gamers can rate PlayDates on several aspects and "tip" them with credits after a successful date.

Also in addition to allowing gamers to pay to play with select PlayDates, they can also rate them on several levels including: “Gaming Skill,” “Hotness,” “Flirtiness,” and “Dirtiness” and tip them with credits on the site, according to the video release. Gamers who participate as PlayDates can stand to earn up to $30 an hour and the better they are rated, the more likely they are to get date requests.

It seems that interest in the site actually numbers in the thousands. Upon GameCrush launching this month, the site crashed reportedly due to an overwhelming 10,000 requests for dates.

The site is now apparently being repaired to accommodate the amount of clients and the re-launch date is currently unknown at this time.

So what do you guys think? Are you interested in using GameCrush or do you have a few of your own choice thoughts about it? Sound off in the comments section to share a piece of your mind!




3 responses

30 03 2010

Lmao, that’s sooooo wrong. I knew it was only a matter of time before there was a video game call service!!!

30 03 2010

Oh goodness.
Any idea how to apply? Hah.

13 04 2010

oh my gosh!!! this is so wrong on like 1000000000 different levels. & THE GIRLS GET PAID?! what the frack! this blows my mind. I guess I just don’t understand….but to answer your question, NO I’m not interested in using GameCrush. I would rather not be rated, paid, or anything else for that matter, for using this insane date/game site. I am nooooo call girl or hooker….thank you very much. Very entertaining post though 🙂 good job.

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