So when is it OK for a girl to ask a guy (or vice-versa) for their gamertag? Is that a ridiculous question? I’m just not sure, help me out here.
A while ago I worked in an awesome milkshake place and staff from the local Game store used to come in fairly often. There was this one guy who I thought was pretty damn cool and certainly wasn’t one of those presumptuous video game frat boys that I come across all too often working in games shops.
We’d chat a little bit when he came in for a shake, but that wasn’t massively regularly and I wouldn’t have classed us as buddies or anything. Obviously I knew he was into games because of his job, and he knew I was into games because I’d shop there from time to time, so inevitably gaming worked its way the conversation and eventually online console gaming came up. So the scene had been set, the perfect contextual opportunity had arisen to ask this guy for his gamertag, and yet I faltered.
I could not for the life of me decide whether asking someone you hardly know for their gamertag was tantamount to asking them for their phone number. I am still very unsure. If the whole thing had been that kind of exchange then it really wouldn’t have been an issue (in fact it would have been a very good ‘in’!), but regardless of the fact I thought this guy was super cool, it simply wasn’t that way. I just wanted to game, yet I absolutely felt like the question could be interpreted as making a move on someone.
Eventually I just thought ‘fuck it’ and asked him anyway, but I have no idea what he thought about the whole thing. In any case the situation quickly evolved into a brand new set of amusing/awkward as we wrote down and exchanged our fairly nonsensical gamertags. You know, those ones that you set up and don’t really think too much about the day you might actually have to tell someone yours IRL? Yeah you all know exactly what I mean. But perhaps that’s another subject entirely…Like our waffle? Follow us on those new-fangled social media-thingers Facebook and Twitter for more.