There's just something about a girl who plays video games. More than any other hobby or pastime, the rare subset of attractive women who game just seems to titillate the male imagination with the prospect of sex outside of WoW. So we can understand why you might get a little tongue-tied in the presence of such a creature.

Enter Kathryn Lyn, a genuine gamer (and actual girl) who appears regularly as a gaming expert and host on ManiaTV's "Arcade", UGO/1up.com and E! Entertainment. She has owned every system since Atari 2600, and told us that a few of her favorite games include "Fallout 3," "BioShock," "Gears of War 2," "God of War," "Portal" and "Metal Gear Solid 4." She was nice enough to clue us in to a few things we should never say to a girl who games.

10. "Oh, you're a gamer? Could I get you to dress up as Chun Li for me?"
Hmm. Probably not, random guy I have never met before. Probably not.

9. "I went easy on you"/"I let you win." Just keep telling yourself that.

8. "No, you wouldn't like this game. It's all bloody and gory."
Yes, and my tiny girl brain would not be able to handle anything that's not pink and glittery.

7. "You still play video games? What are you, 14?" If you're not down with gaming, fine. Whatever floats your boat, but no need to be rude. I don't judge your fantasy football league and affinity for "Girls Gone Wild."

6. "So 'X' -- that's the little blue button -- is jump."
Gee, thanks, mister! Am I even holding this controller right-side-up?

Keep reading for the top five things you should never say to a gamer girl.

5. "Wanna play with my joystick?" Nice. Very original. Just as original as the guy who said it four minutes ago. Gaming pickup lines are almost always a fail. Inviting a gamer girl to co-op in "Gears of War 2" is surely a better way to win her over.

4. "Wow. I can't believe you actually beat me." Sorry 'bout that. Maybe the game cheated? A congratulations, however bitter, and a challenge of a rematch would have been a better way to play this scenario.

3. "You play video games? What, like 'Wii Fit' and 'Wii Tennis'?"
Nothing against the Wii (sorry, I'm just not a fan) and casual gaming in general, but if someone is telling you they're a "gamer," these are probably not their games of choice.

2. "What's your gamertag? I bet I could kick your ass." See, there is a better way to go about this, with a similar line. Something like, "What's your gamertag? We should co-op sometime," would be so much more acceptable.

1. "You're not bad ... for a girl." The "not bad" part would have been sufficient. Said with a cocked eyebrow and a smirk would even be quite endearing. But that "for a girl" kills it, fella.

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