my point is basically, stop limiting your options by hunting down this rare breed of woman and just start talking to people and having experiences with them, you're interests are your interests and maybe that means you find and connect with someone who has those, but there is the very real possibility that you have that connection with someone who doesn't necessarily have those interests yet, and it would be sad to miss out on it cause everyone wants a girl that goes to lan parties.
Its perhaps easier for some to talk to a girl that they know share a common interest with in this case probably gaming. In my experiance most girls that play are good looking, but I guess I am just "lucky"
It can (for some) be harder to talk with a person of the opposite sex if they dont have a common interest probably thats why many use alcohol as a reason to dare speak with someone. Bad reason but thats for them to discover.