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Following a recent EverQuest II survey that suggested MMO players were sad but not overweight, another study has found that females and bisexuality may be more prevalent in the game than one may expect.

After tallying the results of over 2,400 completed web-based surveys, researchers told BBC News that females make up roughly 40% of the EverQuest II "gaming population."

Furthermore, those women were found to display "an unusually high level of bisexuality," beating out the rate of "general population" bisexuality by more than five times.

The study suggests that men and women play online games for different reasons, with men wanting to win and women wanting to socialize. In fact, a "high proportion" of women claimed to play EverQuest II with a romantic partner.

"These are not people who are following strict gender stereotypes," said lead researcher Scott Caplan. "I think what you would find in this population are going to be people who are in other ways less traditional than the majority population."

EverQuest II publisher Sony also provided the researchers at the University of Delaware and University of Southern California with information on the players' in-game behavior, though the report did not provide any details or specifics. Thanks to ArcKnight for the tip.
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lol!! lmao!!
better watch out.haha
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Respectable and reasonable treatment of the subject matter. Good call.
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Maybe true, but there is also an overwhelming abundance of men who would have no idea what to do with a bi-sexual woman.
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Maybe true, but there is also an overwhelming abundance of men who would have no idea what to do with a bi-sexual woman.
Same thing they would try with a non-bi-sexual woman..

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So a lot of people said they were female and bisexual. Not saying it's completely untrue, but a little exaggerated, I'd bet on.
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I wouldn't know how to distinguish a straight/bi-sexual whilst playing WoW. The logical thing to do is to assume they're all gay.
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So a lot of people said they were female and bisexual. Not saying it's completely untrue, but a little exaggerated, I'd bet on.
As with all statistics.
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As with all statistics.
As they say, there are lies, damn lies, and statistics.
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Keyword: Survey. Internet.

MMO - Overweight 32 year old man pretends to be 22year old bi-sexual 32DD online

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