I'd like to dispel this silly myth that gamer girls or "nerdy" girls in general must be ugly.
I've spent most of my life engaging in activities that society would be considered part of the "geek" side. IMHO there are a proportionately equal number of beautiful nerds as anywhere else. *HONESTLY*
Nerds are different of course. They spend less time and energy on their "looks" because they're too busy doing really neat stuff like designing software, or freeway bridges, etc... Just because a girl isn't all dressed up doesn't mean she's not pretty. Actually that's the way I like my women. A person who doesn't brood over her looks.
The day that I find a woman nerdier then me and can crawl out of bed in pajamas looking beautiful.....I'm going to MARRY her!
And I quote.
And unfortunately, most of them are pretty unattractive. @__@ (And most of them believe themselves to be since they're typically few among tons of men.) I'm sure you guys... met plenty of those.
Most being... not all. Playing videogames REALLY isn't uncommon anymore. A large majority of this generation plays them, geek or not. Girls choose to spend time on their looks, but you don't always need to spend time on your looks to be... not ugly. A lot of girl gamers DO spend time putting on make-up, doing their hair, dressing nice... and they're still unattractive.
A lot of girls play videogames, but it doesn't mean they're gamers. Simply playing videogames doesn't mean you're a gamer, either-- just someone who plays videogames. I mean, I've seen tons of really hot girls playing games. It started out as airheads playing CS or playing games out of interests to impress their guy friends. It doesn't mean they are familiar with any techniques or have any knowledge about games or any background to what they are playing... and as it evolved, you see some girls playing more old-school games to appear knowledgeable. They still play recreationally, and a good amount of them play them having fun-- because well, games are fun.
But this doesn't eliminate the possibility of any hot girl gamers out there. They just need to divide their time by TAKING CARE OF THEMSELVES (As in, maintaining good hygiene, keeping healthy, and cutting their hair when it's needed.) and/or be naturally pretty to some extent. Is it just some sort of odd coincidence that girl gamers aren't hot, then? Not really... I mean, there are a lot of girls among groups/societies of people that are just not hot-- not just gamers. MOST girls aren't attractive. In groups of gamers, it's no exception.
I've been hanging around "geek circles" all my life as well. Even when the genders are proportionally equal, it doesn't mean a good amount of them are attractive. I won't go on and say I'm a gamer, either. I don't play competitively, religiously, or have extensive knowledge of games and their history-- just out of fun and very occasionally. I'm not super attractive, but I know I'm not bad looking. I am, however, an otaku. (Maybe I should post pictures of my room?) And within the groups of otaku, animefans, weeaboos, and what have you... the majority of THEM aren't very attractive either-- girls or guys.
My standards aren't low.EDIT:
I don't know why Sarah Silverman is hot, either.