Did you know that the video game market in the United Kingdom is worth $7.1 billion (GBP 6.22 billion) this year and that annualized growth in the market from 2017 to 2022 is 8%?
Gaming has grown in popularity over the years, and it’s a hobby and pastime that appeals to men and women alike. In fact, if you look at dating profiles on some of the more popular platforms, you might find “gaming” listed as a fun activity for people looking for their plus one.
Are you a gamer looking for someone to hang out with, enjoy gaming with, and maybe even start a relationship with? Continue reading to look at five reasons why you should date a gamer.
1. They’ll “Get” You
If you’re a gamer who has dated non-gamers before, you might understand being judged for your hobby. A non-gamer might think you spend too much time gaming. Such a person might even think you’re wasting time if you’d rather play a new game than go to a theatre.
When you date a bonified gamer, you’ll get to spend time with someone who sees the value in virtually conquering a mighty foe, exploring enchanted lands, or performing awesome athletic feats. You won’t have to explain or justify your love of gaming. A shared appreciation of gaming between two people won’t need to be explained. It’ll simply be understood. Enough said.
2. They’ll Be Patient
Gamers tend to be patient. After all, they may spend hours — spread out over days, weeks, or months — trying to advance in a game. So, gamers have the determination and are willing to invest time and effort — and even sacrifice by losing some sleep — for things they care about.
If you and a fellow gamer click on a personal level, the odds are in both of your favour that you’ll both have the capacity to exhibit patience. This will allow the relationship to grow and flourish.
3. They’ll Know How to Blow Off Steam — Safely
If you date a gamer and the two of you get into an argument, you can both blow off steam in a healthy way by taking time out for some gaming. Perhaps you can have a gaming competition and destress together before discussing things. It might be the case that some friendly competition is enough to allow the two of you to resolve whatever issues you had initially.
4. They’re Easy to Please
Gamers are easy to please. They’ll be just as happy — or maybe even happier — with a night of gaming and a pizza than with a night out on the town and a meal at a fancy restaurant. But while gamers cherish playing their favorite games, they’ll be okay with taking a break for a sci-fi convention or participating in a gaming competition. If you want to head to such an event but either don’t have a car or don’t have a car in good shape, you can borrow a vehicle from a family member, friend, or neighbour. It’s a good idea to get coverage on someone else’s car while using it. It’s also the right thing to do for the vehicle owner.
It’s also easy to buy gifts for gamers. If you’re dating one who likes a certain genre of games, you won’t have a hard time finding the perfect gift for your new plus one.
5. They Can Work Alone and With a Team
You’ll want to find someone who can work independently or as part of a team. Those skills can come in handy when gaming. But they can also help to make a relationship work. Sometimes couples need to do certain things on their own — and sometimes they need to come together.
If you date a gamer, you’ll be able to spend time with someone who can work as a team. But this same person will be able to handle his or her business without any hand-holding required.
Are you single but want to date and potentially find a partner? There are benefits to dating a gamer. If you love playing games online or on your favorite console, it pays to find other gamers to hang out with. You’ll have something in common with them from the start, which can help build a good relationship. Good luck and happy gaming!