There are plenty of redpillish guys who are total douchebags, but I think basically you're right.
As with alcohol, drugs, gambling and whatver, different people have different tolerances to addictive exposure.
I agree video games are more or less exactly the same as most other addictive substances. They
Some constructive criticism.
This was a great read.
I think your dad would be unbelievably proud if he saw how you'd turned out and how you'd overcome your weaknesses.
Agree with this. The OP regrets it because he assumes he would have had a fun weekend of consequence free sex- if he'd done it and it had turned bad in any one of the numerous ways it could have turned bad, it would be a totally different story.
Even if you don't agree with its premise, the APA paper is worth a read.