Boys, slick back that hair, sharpen up those cyber skills, because guess what? Your odds at running across a real life girl in game, are getting better every day!

Nielsen's research and studies show that female gamers are booming. So much so, that online game is currently attracting more women than men!

Nielsen's extensive survey of demographic, age and gender trends in the video game space found that as of August, about 117 million people in the U.S. qualified as "active gamers," meaning they spend at least one hour per week on a gaming device. That's up from 112 million last year. Of the active gamers, 56% play games online, and 64% of those online players are women, according to the study.

Score! Pretty soon you can stop assuming that every female avatar you meet is really a burly 20-something dude that uses /giggle a lot!

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Last Updated: Mar 29, 2016