REDDING – Although they’ve been on six dates and things are starting to get serious, local resident Reese Sherman acknowledged today that he was still not ready to share certain, intimate details of his life, such as his win/loss statistics, hours spent playing, and prized collections of rare items and costumes in numerous games.
“To be honest, I don’t think we’re at that place in our relationship yet,” explained Sherman, whose noteworthy gaming achievements include three completed pokédexes and several rare WoW mounts.
“I mean, what does she do with that information anyway?” asked the thirty-two year old assistant librarian. “What if she’s like, ‘Wow, you sure have played a lot of hours of Minecraft’ or ‘Your win/loss ratio in Destiny isn’t very good’?”
Interests listed on Sherman’s online dating profile, still active, include reading, hiking, and dogs. Conspicuously absent, however, is any mention of his passion for the stealth and simulation genres.
“So what if I play a lot of games?” the former bachelor questioned aloud to himself, struggling with the idea of revealing his years-in-the-making SimCity metropolis. “Who cares?”
Sherman anxiously checked the clock on his microwave, counting down his partner’s imminent arrival.
“Would she care?” he asked, wondering what she might say about his vast Steam library. “I don’t know.”
Sherman sighed into the void.
“I don’t know.”
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