For other people. I was never addicted. I lost some friends who decided if I didn't like it they'd rather hang out with other people. Petty, I know, and I'm sure they would have never been good friends in the long run, but for an introvert like me, any loss is a hard one.
And I never said you can't have a relationship and play games, I'm just dissapointed that this guy said he'd rather play a game that I personally dislike in favor of possible meeting someone nice. People are more important than video games, not that you can't do both, and the fact that it is a game I personally loath made even more depressing.