The Internet offers a hive of entertainment for the digitally connected man. The variety of activities on offer is staggering, and that means that you will almost never need to leave the house. That’s perfect for men with social phobias, or for those with bored nights at home when you suddenly find yourself alone without plans. It can even be your lifeline when bad weather forces you to stay indoors.

Fans of video games will know all about the thrill of online gaming. You can sit in the comfort of your home and play against people from across the world. There are so many choices, from fast-paced real-time strategy games such as StarCraft II to tournament favourites such as Dota 2, to first person shooters such as Call of Duty and CounterStrike. Some gamers have a need for speed, however, and spend hours racing real opponents in racing simulator games such as Gran Turismo, Assetto Corsa, iRacing, and rFactor 2.

Sometimes, you just need to sit on the couch and watch a movie or a television series. You no longer have to flip through endless channels with mind-numbing nonsense, nor do you have to go to the video shop to rent a DVD. With services like Netflix, you have the world of entertainment streaming right through your broadband connection.

Other thrills with higher stakes are also available to you online. Instead of popping down to your nearest casino, you can play casino games right on your computer and even bet with real money. And if you fancy putting down a tenner on your team winning the cup, you don’t even have to go down to a bookmaker to place your bet. You can bet on any sport of your liking right from your computer.

With so much online entertainment to choose from, all you need to do is to remember to shower and order some pizza for when you get hungry.