The most addicted Internet gamers: females over 40

Research from America Online (AOL) has found that females over 40 years old spend the most time per week playing online games at 9.1 hours, which accounts for 41% of their connection time.

Research from America Online (AOL) has found that females over 40 years old spend the most time per week playing online games at 9.1 hours, which accounts for 41% of their connection time. Comparatively, teens spend 7.4 hours per week playing games, while females under 40 log 6.2 hours. The U.S. survey, conducted during December 2003 and January 2004 by Digital Marketing Services (DMS) of more than 3,600 individuals who have played online games within the last three months, revealed that a significant portion of 40-something women used gaming almost daily as a way to relieve stress, increase skill levels and inspire social interaction. While only 22% of teens admitted to playing games every day, 41% of 40-something women were daily gamers.

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