First of all, I'm not a saint either. I play video-games since I was 7. I also used to read many comic books. But a 7 year old doesn't have many options, so gaming is a good hobby at this age. A bad hobby for ages 14 or above though.
I still play though, even if I'm almost 25 now, especially during winter. It's a good hobby in winter too, where there's a lack of outdoor activities. But definitely not a good hobby in spring and summer. Unless you are tired, then it'd be a bad option to sit on your armchair and play.
What it matters as well, is I don't define myself as a Gamer. Since I play games because I don't have anything better to do. I wouldn't kill to play a game.
Also not all video-games are bad. There others which are good, others OK and others bad. RPG genre is the worst genre ever, and I would explain below why this genre's actually as dangerous as heroin.
- It's the least realistic genre.
Just like books, RPG genre features a fictional world. It's pretty obvious why it's bad, since it makes you live in an imaginary world, if you are much into this genre.
- It makes guys less manly.
It's not a coincidence. I have noticed most guys who are into RPG genre, tend to view girls in a friendly way, and they are more interested to be friends with her, instead of seeing her as a woman and try to get laid with her. In other words for them, girls are like one of the dudes, since more or less RPG genre features this concept.Guys hanging around with girls without viewing each other sexually.
- It's the most lazy genre.
Unlike racing and fighting genres, where you have to be always alert, or puzzle games where you can improve your mental skills, RPG genre offers NOTHING. You just wander around a virtual enviroment, get a bunch of characters, level them up and beat up various bosses till you get to the final boss.
- It consumes way more time than other genres.
RPG genre has too many sidequest, too many optional bosses, and such stuff. Which means way more time to consume. You consume lots of time and you earn nothing in other words.
Those are more or less, the reasons why RPG genre is the worst.
Also Mangas are not suggested. Many Mangas are based on RPGs and vice versa. So reasons #1 and #2 apply for Mangas too.
Now let's discuss about why Gamers, or to put it better those who define themselves as Gamers, have less chances to get successful getting laid.
Most people who define themselves as Gamers, tend to ignore their physical appearance. They often wear weird big glasses, go unshaved for weeks and smell bad. All of those just for the sake of a game.
Same goes for girls. Of course girls don't grow beards and get dirtier less easier, but more or less they don't care much for their appearance. Only girls they might get laid with are Gamer girls, who are often below average. Most above average girls would rather a non-Gamer guy. And those who are above average tend to be less nerdy.
And no, Gamer girls don't look like that as many Gamer guys tend to assume, unfortunately:
But like that!
Sure there might be Gamer Girls who look above average, but those are only 1 among 100 or so. Most Gamer Girls look like that one in the second picture.
Now I will talk about why people should avoid Online Gaming or buying New Video-Game Systems.
Online Gaming, is the worst. Since it includes chatrooms and such things. I haven't played much online, but from the little I have played I have realized why they are worse than playing solo. They include chatrooms, which means more hours to spend indoors and get hooked, since they can find their online friends there who often have similar interests, and end up being indoors.
I should also mention, online communication has done more bad than good as well. People should know how to use technology. I won't put myself out again, since I have been in many fora (yes this is the correct plurar form, not "forums". Forum is a Latin word. But I doubt most Gamers would bother to learn the correct plurar form.) and Chat Rooms as well. Yet I have some "strength" to grow out from this phase, since I'm aware it's bad. Internet's main purpose should be to give or receive information, as it was in its early years. I have even wrote a MyTake about it in the past, about how modern Internet has done more bad than good, but it's another issue.
As why you should avoid buying New Game Consoles?
It's simple. They will make you buy new games as well and get hooked again. Better play with those you used to own as a kid.
So bottom line is, more or less, you can play games if you want with moderation, and in winter mostly, but don't define yourself as a Gamer.
And even if you don't have friends, go out for a walk alone, instead of playing a game.