Finding Love Online If You’re A Gamer

One of the clear winners of the whole Covid 19 virus first time around was the online video gaming industry. A report conducted in June that looked at one platform, Steam, and it’s use since the Government imposed lockdown in March showed that Within just four weeks of lockdown being introduced, the number of users who had logged in had rose by 50 per cent – from 16 million to 24 million.Clearly, an interest that could be conducted indoors, online and in safety was sure to be popular, and the fact that you can use your mike and headphones to talk to like minded people was also an absolute bonus.

But now, this shared interest in gaming is actually being translated into love. Having a shared interest and hobby is an absolute ice breaker, it gives you something to talk about immediately and helps you to feel comfortable with a new person. In addition, the actual mode of dating online, or talking to people through the likes of chatrooms and zoom calls, is easier if you are already talking to strangers when you are gaming. No wonder Gamer Dating is the newest trend in the increasingly popular world of gamer dating.

Gaming can be many things, it can be exciting – reaching new levels, learning new tricks and cheats, and obviously talking to people all over the world through matches, team games and online challenges. It can also be time consuming, certainly a great way to pass those long days of lockdown, but you can be spending lots of time indoors stuck in front of a screen. It is also a great activity for those who are shy and suffer in social situations, or those who have a disability that means leaving the house can be a problem. But it can be a hobby that makes it difficult to actually meet someone in a more social setting. So no wonder sites like which allow gamers to meet fellow gamers who are looking for romance, are growing in popularity.

Gamers- Dates is such an easy site to use, and encourages you to list your favourite gaming sites so you can search for your perfect player 2. You need to post a real photo, so you are not being matched to someone who has posted an avatar. You are actually encouraged to really show the real you in your profile, to sell your love of gaming, as all the people on this site are already on your wave length – they love gaming too and are also looking for love. This can avoid the stigma of a traditional dating website, where some people may either have no love, or have no understanding of the power of gaming.

Like all online dating websites, it can have its dangers. If you suspect your online date to be a scammer with a fake profile, then stop all communication and report your worries to the site. Especially do this if any passing over of money is mentioned and you suspect your date may not be quite all he/she seems.

Nose Surgery For Breathing: What Is A Septoplasty?

Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct the alignment of a deviated septum.  The septum is made of bone and cartilage separates the two nostrils.

A septum can be crooked, moving more to one nostril in what is called a deviated septum. This could be because of an injury to the nose or a birth defect. In most cases, the deviated septum makes one nostril smaller, and it can block the nasal passage. As such, it may cause breathing difficulties, facial pain and nosebleeds.

The Septoplasty procedure is done to reposition the septum so that it can be in the middle. During the process, the surgeon may need to cut part of the septum and reinsert it in the correct position. 

Therefore, if you have difficulty breathing and a blocked nasal passage, then a septoplasty could be suitable for you.

What Happens During The Procedure?

Before the surgery, the doctor may perform routine tests such as X-ray, blood tests and heart racing. Also, you can be asked questions about your health, allergies and medication you are taking.

The procedure is done when the patient is under anesthesia. It can either be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. In most cases, the procedure is done under general anesthesia.

During the surgery, the surgeon removes the mucosa lining that covers the bone and cartilage of the nose. To reshape the septum, the surgeon removes some parts of the bone and/or cartilage, puts them back in the right position and returns the lining.

The surgery is done as an outpatient and the patient can go home the same day.

After The Surgery

It is common to feel drowsy a few hours after the surgery. You will also feel pain, for which you can take painkillers. The anesthesia can also cause you to feel nausea.

Packing is placed inside the nostrils to stop the bleeding. As such, you will breathe through the mouth immediately after the procedure and it is removed when you are being discharged.

You can experience some bleeding and congestion after you are discharged from the hospital. However, these should resolve in two weeks.

After the procedure, the patient is advised to avoid blowing the nose for a few weeks, sleep while elevating the head, and avoid vigorous activities for up to 5 weeks. These will prevent swelling and bleeding.

Risks Associated With Septoplasty

Septoplasty procedure is low risk. However, there are complications that you should watch out for in case they arise. These include:

  •         Bleeding. The procedure has minimal bleeding. However, although rare, a patient can experience excessive bleeding.  To prevent this, patients are advised to avoid taking medication such as ibuprofen which are blood thinners.
  •         Numbness in nose and teeth. The surgery may cause injury to the nerves leading to front teeth, gums and upper jaw. However, the numbness can resolve in a few months.
  •         Septal Perforation. This is a small hole appearing in the nasal septum after the surgery. The hole requires further surgery to close.
  •         Unusual symptoms. Some symptoms can appear after the surgery so the patient should be on the lookout. These include fever, changes in heart rate or blood pressure and discoloration. Rarely, the patient can experience a change in the sense of smell or taste, visual defects, facial pain and vocal changes.

It is advisable to consult a doctor if these symptoms appear. Some may require additional surgery.


Dating Ideas In L.A.

There is not a place that hasn’t been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic that has blighted 2020. But the reality is, that even though we are going through the worst pandemic in our living memory, life, and love, does go on. Dating still happens, finding someone new is as exciting as it ever was, and the challenge of finding somewhere interesting and entertaining for those first dates is still as fierce as it ever was, although it is made a little easier if you live in the city of Angels…

I am of course talking about Los Angeles, the home of Hollywood, Griffin Park and Santa Monica Pier, all of which will be making an appearance in this blog post. With many people looking for love in the run up to Christmas, specialised Los Angeles dating sites like Jacksonville Personals are giving people the option to find their perfect date close to where they live. But whether you confine your dating in Jacksonville, or whether you decide to venture further, there are plenty of places to enjoy finding and developing new love.

Santa Monica Pier

All I wanna do is have some fun…until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Boulevard. So said Sheryl Crow, and I have to agree, Santa Monica still has that cool, laidback vibe that is perfect for keeping that first date casual. Combine a walk along that soft, golden beach, with a walk along the pier, and a trip on the famous Ferris Wheel for a date that will be memorable for all the right reasons.

Griffin Park

Griffin Park is huge, the largest state park in California in fact, and is the home to the Griffin Park Observatory, which has it’s own iconic status when it comes to romantic movie scenes. If you are a lover of Hollywood, then visiting the place where the star crossed lovers enjoyed a famous dance scene in La La Land (you know, the one where Emma Stone wore that glorious yellow dress, and the sky was a perfect blue) is a absolute must.

If your movie history goes back a little further, Griffin Park Observatory is also a key location in the classic ‘Rebel Without a Cause’, so if your date is a budding James Dean (or Natalie Wood for that matter) then take a trip to this beautiful destination.

The Los Angeles Museum of Love

So you’ve had a few dates and you totally feel that connection, maybe it was love at first site, if so a visit to a museum dedicated to that four letter word has to be on your date list. The Los Angeles Museum of Love is an experience that celebrates human connection in a multi-room museum filled with interactive activities

The museum has recently reopened and is Covid safe with limited numbers, no walk ins aloud and regularly sanitised activities. This is a unique and fun experience that is the perfect date.

Hooray For Hollywood

Last, but not least, if you live in LA, you can’t miss out on all the things that make Hollywood special. Take it outdoors, do a tour of the Walk of Fame, get a map and find out where the stars live, visit the museum of Wax. Eat from a street vendor and keep it cheap and cheerful, tacky and fantastic. Compare notes on your favourites stars and your favourite movies and enjoy a Hollywood romance all of your own.