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This or That: Online Games or Internet Porn?

Your boyfriend has been acting strange lately. He seems distracted when you’re with him, and when you call, he often won’t make it to his phone before his voicemail picks up. After a few days of this behavior, you start to get suspicious. You head over to his house to make a surprise visit and oh, what a surprise! Would it be worse if you caught him on the computer . . .

This: Playing as a character in a multiplayer online game? Sure it’s just a game, but it appears to have taken over his life; he’s wholly invested in his Internet persona and even has a virtual "girlfriend."

Or . . .

That: Watching porn of all kinds, though his favorite appears to involve feet? You’re OK with porn every once and a while, but he seems to have crossed a line.

Which is worse?

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Janine22 Janine22 9 years
My guy is addicted to World of Warcraft. Sometimes I just want to burn or smash the game. He also likes porn. Sometimes you really cannot win!
AnnaLove AnnaLove 9 years
Ugh my boyfriend plays Diablo ALL the TIME. I'd rather him do that than watch porn though.
silly_pickle silly_pickle 9 years
Ugh. Online games are terrible. I've personally seen them completely wreck relationships. WoW especially. People become so obsessed with playing the game they forget about the real people in their lives and their personalities change drastically. As strange as it sounds, I'd rather have a guy who likes foot porn.
Muirnea Muirnea 9 years
The online gf is the worst. That could turn into something way inappropriate way to fast. I don't think I could really deal with either one of them though.
kimberly_86 kimberly_86 9 years
I think porn has this way of making me feel inadequate, and I hate that. Theres just something about it that I wish it didn't exist :O... but I'm just a little naive...lol
Meike Meike 9 years
The first option is worst because I certainly know how much drama and attachment there is between players in MMORPGs. These sort of games breed online coupling (which can lead to much more) and hours on end spent in a fantasy realm. Sorry but gaming, as awesome as it is, is not an 8 hour a day job unless you are a GM of sorts. I've dealt with a gamer who had no motivation to do anything else - did not work, did not go to school, did not exercise, ate unhealthily, lived with his mom, etc. As for the porn, I can easily remedy that situation.
jimmalou1978 jimmalou1978 9 years
My husband used to play WoW, and although he was addicted, I would much rather him play online games than watch PORN! He still plays some games (Team Fortress 2 and some CounterStrike: Source), but not as often. How can you compare gaming and porn and find porn the better alternative? That blows my mind...
K-is-For-Kait K-is-For-Kait 9 years
Having a boyfriend who has wasted more time playing WWII-based video games, I would say that the gaming is probably worse. When he finds a game he really likes, it takes over his life. Porn is usually a very temporary activity and hell, it's normal! Everyone can pretend like they've never watched porn, but we all know that would be a lie. That being said, I would never date ANYONE who was a complete porn addict.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
Considering I am a gamer myself I don't mind that my husband is one too but that whole has an online girlfriend thing is pushing it to the extreme. Either way I would much rather that my boyfriend pretend he is a knight or ninja than be addicted to porn and salivating over other chicks.
McSquish McSquish 9 years
I'd rather have a porn dude, that way we can try new things in bed. I've had the gamer, and if it's a true addiction, it's the worse. You just have a shell of a person living at your house. Some people can control it, others can't. He couldn't so he had to stop completely, just like any addiction.
AKirstin AKirstin 9 years
Online gaming is awesome! Actually, so is porn, for that matter. Get over it.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
Rather have the porn freak than a guy with an online girlfriend. I think this feature should be changed to "Would you rather..." instead of "Which is worse...". It's always confusing to me!
Random2 Random2 9 years
The porn is worse. I can deal with gaming, and if it comes to it, I can get my own character in the game and join him.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 9 years
I think the part that would hurt the most for me would be feeling so left out either way! I would totally be up for being included in either of those activities!
bengalspice bengalspice 9 years
WoW is awesome!
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
ew to both
SusanTeufel SusanTeufel 9 years
I game, I play MMORPG's. But my boyfriend playing AND having an online girlfriend? No thanks! There is roleplaying online, but that's too much...
LuciLu LuciLu 9 years
id prefer the porn thing over a virtual gf... thats just weeeeirdddd.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
i would take porn over gaming anyday. My husband used to play civilization all night long, untill he got a playstation and went online to play other people, and now a playstation 3.....I hear "call of duty 4" all night long, its an obsession i tell ya.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 9 years
Gaming may be pointless and with nothing to learn from it but I'd prefer that over tons of porn with things I'd never do in the bedroom.
almost-famous almost-famous 9 years
WORST>>>>"This — It may just be a game, but it feels like he's leading a double life." I watched porn before and you could actually learn some tips....He he he The online gamer seems to be a bit of a loser to me.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
Oops. I misread the question and thought I had to pick which one I'd prefer. I'd rather have a geeky gamer than a porn fiend.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I HAD a boyfriend who was obbessed with gaming. He was a geek, and it drove me nuts - hence the HAD a boyfriend! So I picked the porn one, I mean yea it's porn and everything...but I could deal with that A LOT more easily.
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