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This is my first posting in here [Sep. 2nd, 2006|04:51 pm]
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angelronin
Name: Laquandus
Gender:Male
Age:24
Loction:Chicago
Race: African-American
Years as a Gamer:18 years
Types of games I play: Fighting, Platform, Occasion Sports
Favorite Games: Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, Viewful Joe, and now I starting into Final Fantasy X and X-2
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(no subject) [Aug. 18th, 2006|05:39 pm]
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artemis908

How many times have you met someone from online?

Never
3(15.0%)
Once
4(20.0%)
Two-Five times
6(30.0%)
Six-Ten times
2(10.0%)
Ten + times
5(25.0%)
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I too fell victim to the OKCupid posting. [Aug. 9th, 2006|08:25 pm]
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shigogouhou
I suppose since I joined, I should post something.

I'm Eric, I'm a guy (naturally), I'm 19 (soon to be 20, if anyone really cares about soon-to-be). I live in NY (the west part, six hours from NYC), and I play pretty much everything. Board game, card game, internet game, non-internet computer game, PS2, Xbox, Gamecube, SNES, NES, GBA, DS, N64...the list would go on but that's all I own at the moment.

Anyway, I'm online all the time....so is this where I put my screen name? Or do I just say "It's in my profile"? Because that's where it is.
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I just found this community off a posting on OKCupid. [Aug. 9th, 2006|04:22 pm]
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riffling
I'm a guy gamer, 29, living in NYC.
I've been playing Tabletop RPGs on-and-off for about 20 years (I got an early start), and was sucked into LARP about 7 years ago.
I've been running a LARP (either V:tM or C:tD) consistantly for the past 4 years and have managed to run LARPs of TOON, Buffy, Harry Potter and Star Wars.
I also play board games and non-collectable card games, and have a passion for retro-gaming.

Since graduating with a BSE, I've worked in Web Design for the past 6 years, managing the content of the sites for several online and off-line newspapers and magazines.

And I think I'll stop here before this sarts sounding even more like a resume.
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Online dating site reviews! [Aug. 9th, 2006|09:24 am]
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artemis908
Been on a dating site and found it really worked? Been on a dating site and found only creepy-stalker types? Well, let everyone know what sites you have found work and don't work.

My reviews:

OkCupid.com
Target audience: College students - 30 somethings, with the occasional 50 year old.
Price: Free
By far, the best online dating site I have joined thus far. I have met some great people on there, even some of my friends joined the site. I've met several people from the site, none were incredibly creepy or shady. I've met my last two exs from the site, one resulting in my longest relationship. I highly recommend the site.

Matchdoctor.com
Target audience: All ages
Price: Still free for me, but I think they've started to charge if you go over a limit of messages
I have been on this site the longest and have met several people from it. Some were creepy, but only one way creepy-stalkerish. I have recently canceled my membership from this site because I only seem to get messages from old men, even though I clearly state in my profile that I don't want anyone contacting me if they are over 30. I have met 2 exs from this site. One cheated on me (but I don't blame the site for him being a jackass), the other is still a friend of mine and I don't regret meeting him one bit.

Gk2Gk.com
Target audience: Geeks of all ages
Price: $14.95 a month if you want to become a silver member. Free to create a profile and give a "wink", but you have to pay to send a message.
This website is geared toward geeks of all types. I have never even talked to someone from this website because A. There is virtually no one on there from my area, B. It seems that no one puts up a picture and C. It costs money to send a message. However, if you do feel a need to try out this site, make sure to tell them I referred you. =P Reference code: ACR8FNT3

Fastcupid.com
Target audience: Mostly 20-30 somethings
Price: Free to join and you get "points" if you add pictures to your profile. If you want to send more than "winks", you'll have to pay $22.94 a month for silver membership.
I've met a few people from this site before, a lot of different sites use fastcupid.com, like Theonion.com. All of the people I've met from this site have been from New York City and have been sort of... full of themselves.

Alright, that is about all I have for now. Please feel free to share your experiences with online dating sites!
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(no subject) [Aug. 8th, 2006|12:17 pm]
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artemis908
After reading an article on "instant messaging etiquette", I feel compelled to state some rules, that in my advice, could make or break the "first" contact between 2 people looking to meet/date from an online dating site.

The scenario:

You were on a dating site like maybe OkCupid or Matchdoctor.com and someone sends you a message that expressed interest in getting to know you. Maybe they "Wooed" you or just sent you a message with their screen name. You think you may be interested in getting to know them and decide to IM them.

Now what?

Rule #1: Type plain English.
What do I mean? Don't replace "u" with "you" or "r" with "are". This may be fine with friends who already know you and know your intelligence but talking like that, can make you sound like an idiot. The same thing with constantly misspelling words. Check what you type before you send the message!

Rule #2: Don't IM them if you're busy.
If you're busy and think you may take longer then 5 minutes to respond to IMs, IM them another time. If you take forever to respond to an IM, they may feel you are disinterested.

Rule #3: Initiate conversation on topics you are interested in.
Asking questions like "what's your favorite color?" is lame, try talking about topics you're really interested it and mean something to you.

Rule #4: Save the sex topic for when you know them better.
Don't talk about sex unless you really know the girl is interested in discussing it. It can be really uncomfortable to talk about such a topic if you hardly know the person.

Rule #5: Don't lie.
A basic rule that I'd hope some people would know, but not everyone does. If you're not comfortable answering a question, don't answer it. If you're self-concious about your looks, ask to wait until giving a photo. Wouldn't you rather someone be interested in the real you instead of someone you made up, that the person thinks is you?

Rule #6: Don't make the conversation too deep.
Unless you feel a real intense connection the first time you chat online, don't go too deep into your personal life. If you starred in a porno movie once, leave that topic for another time.

Rule #7: Don't sign-off of the messenger without saying good bye.
If you have to leave, tell them. It's very rude to leave in the middle of a conversation, even if you've lost interest.

Rule #8: If you wish to talk to them again, don't wait for them to IM you.
If you feel the conversation went well and next time you are online, you see them online, IM them. Maybe they are waiting for you to IM them too!
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(no subject) [Aug. 7th, 2006|08:45 pm]
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eternalbill
Hey all!  Haven't heard from anyone in a while, just checking in to see how everyone was doing.

-Bill
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Selling my Sega Dreamcast game system. Good condition. No reserve! [Jul. 12th, 2006|05:45 pm]
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sunflowrgoddess
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=018&item=280006928414&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1
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(no subject) [Jul. 1st, 2006|10:48 pm]
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artemis908
I was actual reminded that I should also update my information on here, since a lot has happened.

I graduated with my BFA and now I am living in Central NJ and working in Manhattan as a writer for an ad agency.

I had to give up WoW because my laptop decided to die and my current laptop can't handle it. I also gave up playing Vampire: The Masquerade online since everyone I use to play with, left. So, if anyone knows of a VtM game in the NJ/NY area, let me know.

Total Lord of the Rings fan and have been getting into Star Trek (TNG, DS9 and Voyager) a bit, but not obsessively. I also watch Stargate Atlantis.

I still play video games when I can, but after moving away from my PA friends, seems like I play them less.

Yeah, so still single and looking for that rare type of guy that is a total geek, but has a good job and showers daily. :)

AIM screen name is Artemis908 if you want to talk, I'm also on OkCupid as Arwen283.
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(no subject) [Jun. 30th, 2006|08:54 pm]
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crackrat
Seeing as I'm new here, I thought I'd introduce myself. I'm Tucker, and I'm a 22 year old male gamer, from Moscow, Idaho. I enjoy all kinds of games, though at the moment I'm mostly playing videom games.

I play D&D, as well as a couple of other RPG systems. I love Final Fantasy VII, and all of the Zelda games.
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