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Women Are Going to Movies While Their Boyfriends Play Video Games

Chicks See More Flicks 'Cause Their BFs Are Playing Xbox — Agree or Disagree?

I had to chuckle when I saw this report coming out of the Sunday Telegraph yesterday, which says there's a reason for the increasing number of successful "chick flicks" at the box office lately, and it's not the fab acting and special effects. It's because women are heading to the theater while their boyfriends are in front of the tube playing video games.

Games like Modern Warfare 2, Mass Effect 2, and Uncharted 2, which have all been released in the past few months, are keeping our guys busy while we head out with our girlfriends to watch New Moon and Valentine's Day. I, for one, am not the type to let my boyfriend hog the controller, but I'm also not one to discriminate against an entertaining "chick flick." So tell me — do you agree with this report, or do you think it's hype that keeps these so-called "chick flicks" at the top of the box office charts?

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Monique-Marie427757 Monique-Marie427757 7 years
I think women are starting to go to the movies with friends or by themselves because they are tired of waiting around for men or having to drag a man to go see a chick flick. So instead of not doing what they want women are becoming more independent.
singlesuzanne singlesuzanne 7 years
I don't think you can quantify something like that. There may be several reasons those movies are doing better. My bf and I both play the Xbox and avoid movie theaters because we have an awesome set up at home and a Netflix account. Besides, he will watch chick flicks with me. :o) And when the girls and I go out, it's usually not to blow $15 on a movie.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
Hype. Valentine's Day was obviously going to top the box office Valentine's weekend. And Twilight, I don't need to explain that one. My boyfriend is the one on the computer, while I'm hogging the playstation.
lilshutterbug lilshutterbug 7 years
I play video games with my guy all the time. We rarely go out to see movies, chick flicks or otherwise, because it's just too expensive. We prefer to just stay home and rent or just watch something on TV together if that's what we're going to do. He doesn't particularly like chick flicks either but he'll watch with me occasionally just to make me happy. =)
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 7 years
my guy doesn't play video games, i do and he actually likes romance movies and i can't stand them! haha. but i spend equal time with my girls and my guy. i like balance.
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