There’s this new thing all the cool kids are doing…maybe you’ve heard. They’re doing it outside. They’re doing it in the morning and at night. They’re doing it on their bikes and in their cars. They’re even doing it in stores and restaurants. Yup, Pokemon Go is that fun.
So urgent is the need to catch them all, in fact, that many people would rather be outside exploring the real world through their smartphones than inside getting intimate with their partner.
Research software company Qualtrics polled 750 Pokemon Go players, revealing all sorts of interesting tidbits about the virtual “trainers,” including just how the game stacks up against a good old fashioned romp in the sack. One in five people surveyed (now, keep in mind they only asked Pokemon players) would rather play the game than have sex, with women being 44 per cent more likely to be in this group than men.
Who wouldn’t want to spend some quality time with Hitmonlee? And, you’ve got to admit, Pikachu is pretty darn cute.
Qualtrics’ Head of Global Insights Mike Maughan published a post on Medium, delving into the craze and saying that a lot of these stats “may say more about those people’s personal lives than it does about the game.”
We certainly don’t want this wildly addictive game to negatively impact our sex lives, but we kind of love how it’s getting people off their butts and outside. The streets are full of kids, teens, and adults alike, walking around, getting some vitamin D, and collecting their digital treasure. (Though, some people are walking into traffic or finding dead bodies, so be careful out there!)
Catch all the other fun Pokemon Go stats on Qualtrics right here. If you need us, we’ll be on the hunt for Articuno.