Often considered the Holy Grail for gamers, having a girlfriend that shares your love of video games is indeed a great thing. Gamer girls can understandably be hard to meet, as they are often playing video games when not at school or work. The fact is they are out there, and their numbers are growing as video games have become more mainstream. The following are the top four reasons why having a gamer girlfriend is awesome.
4. She Is More Likely To Give Great Presents
A girlfriend that loves video games is a lot more likely to give you presents on holidays that you actually want: more video games!
3. She Can Broaden Your Gaming Horizons
Another cool thing about having a gamer girlfriend is that you can be exposed to new games that you may never have heard of or played before. My girlfriend really likes to play puzzle games and adventure games, two game genres that I normally don’t play on a regular basis. Most of the games I see her play don’t pique my interest, but every now and then I see one that looks fun enough to try. One quirky little game, Fairy Godmother Tycoon, I found to be really fun, and ended up playing all the way through it. Its safe to say that I probably would have never found that game on my own.
2. She Is More Understanding When You Get Engrossed In A Game
Being a gamer herself and knowing what it is like to be really drawn into a great game, she won’t give you as much grief if you become obsessed with that great new game you just bought. Just make sure that you don’t completely ignore her in favor of your game, or she’ll be sure to let you know her displeasure soon enough.
1. Having A Shared Interest Helps To Keep Your Relationship Strong
One of the surest ways to have a happy and successful romantic relationship is to find someone who shares the same interests as you. The opposite is also true; if you have little to no interests in common with your partner, then it will be much harder for both of you to enjoy yourselves when you do things together. Having a shared interest in video games is especially important if you consider yourself to be a big gamer, because otherwise you are in for many fights and lots of resentment being built up over the course of your relationship.
If you haven’t been lucky enough to find a gamer girlfriend yet, don’t give up hope. When you finally do find one, they are definitely worth the wait.
For another article about video games and real life, see The Many Benefits of Playing Video Games