(I don't care if he doesn't actually play and it's all just for
goldz euros, everyone needs their fantasies, m'kay!)
And in case you needed more swoonage try this (get through the first annoying minute please, it's SO worth it for Vin Diesel...!):
Then there's this and this - which may or may not be valid. And this (sorry I'm a bit over huge YouTube things in my post) which might only appeal to a specific few (OMG me included *swoons*) and equally this with the same credo (OMG - horde guitar *swoons more*). But I'd say there are some hunks out there - amirite?
In fairness, most of my friends know that I game. It's not something that I've ever felt particularly ashamed of (but equally it's not something I forcefeed people either!) and once people get their heads round it as a form of social interaction they become less ... weirded out by it. That said, I'm not sure I would advocate treating WoW (or any form on online interaction) as a dating pool per se. There is a huge leap of faith involved and the transition from online guildies/friends/whatever to Real Life can be odd (proved, I would suggest, by the recent mixed reactions towards Real ID). Himself and myself chose (probably not quite the right word) to do this game --> RL in an insanely accelerated way (think less then a week from phone call to first date - which is of course madness but hey - I'm still grinning like a loon) which I would never advocate to anyone I knew and cared about, but ummm, yeah I'm better at giving advice than taking it... And in fairness, at the point where Himself and myself went from msn/email to phone number exchange via lengthy text conversations and finally 'the' phone call, he gave me a long lecture on the dangers of "creepy men on the internet", in, I fervently hope, a tongue in cheek way. But yes, let's de-personalise this a little shall we?
In my raiding guild the gender bias was towards men. I think in all the guilds I've been in, this is the situation, therefore extrapolating from my experience, there are a lot of men out there. Normal, funny, intelligent men, with good jobs (and yes I know it can all be secrets and lies in this glorious medium, (Thank you Mike Leigh) but I'm assuming that it probably isn't with guildies you've known for years...) who prefer to game in a fairly 'sociable' manner than to sit goggle-eyed in front of the tv on their own for hours every night, and don't have the inclination to go bar/club hopping. The types of guys that, yes, if you met them in a bar and got chatting to them, you'd probably see them again and give them your phone number. So why are people so bemused/appalled/freaked out when you explain meeting via WoW? It is the 'online' thing or is it the 'gamer' thing? I'm assuming it's the 'gamer' thing because as I've said, no-one freaks out about online dating nowadays do they? But why does that make people uncomfortable? Surely, in some ways, it's better. You get to know the 'person' before anything else comes into it. As long as everyone is being honest about who and what they are (which again, I accept isn't true all the time) then you meet the 'real' them minus the clutter that comes from sexual attraction, or even making judgements based on looks. If you like the person and are attracted to that - is that not a better recipe for happiness that working off what my mother would refer to, with epic amounts of scorn in her voice as "just lust"?
But I've wandered OT again - I apologise, I'm sleepy and slightly overfull of Archers and exceptionally good chocolate torte (go out NOW and buy one and eat very small slices and just float away... the joy of Waitrose recently opening a branch in the town I live in is something that I'm not sure I'll get bored of...) because what I actually wanted to get at was this: Is there a pool of single WoW hunks out there? And I'm defining 'hunk' by the way, as someone you'd want to date - rather than your generic steroidy hunk... And if so - why are they gaming rather than going out and meeting my single friends. Please go out and meet them - I'm so fed up with my girl friends bemoaning the lack of eligible men out there! One actually did get as far as (I kid you not) going to wow-europe and looking but was thrown by all the info...