It’s that time of year when games are getting released left, right and centre. Autumn each year is a big release period for most gaming developers, with the build-up to Christmas a perfect time to cash in on the success of a game. It’s also because of this that it’s a well known period of time when romantic partners are lost to the latest Call of Duty, Fifa and Assassins Creed. You know what though? There are some fantastic benefits to dating a gamer, especially when you are one yourself.
No arguing over how you spend your time
The best thing about dating a gamer? The ability to not get in trouble for spending time gaming yourself! It’s quite easy for any gamer to sink hundreds of hours into any one game, and if you only have one TV it is easy for that to become boring for anyone not interested in gaming, usually leading to some tension.
Getting into gamer dating though means none of this, you can plug in and play and not only is your partner as excited to watch you play as you are playing, but can also pick up a controller and take part, or maybe switch on their own gaming platform and game of choice. I often take up time on the big TV in our house on the Switch of Playstation, but the great thing is at the same time my girlfriend either gives me hints and tips on the game, looks up YouTube help videos or gets out her computer and boots up Sims.
All in all, any night spent like this is awesome as we get into ‘flow’ and just disappear into our games, it’s actually a really nice and calming way to spend time. Sharing hobbies like this seems rare nowadays, but I would highly recommend using a geek dating app to find the perfect match for you as a gamer. Gaming is often a time-consuming hobby that not everyone gets, but is also truly wondrous and just as fun as watching a film, in fact properly more immersive, meeting someone who understands that is a beautiful moment for any gamer.
Gift buying is a breeze
Sharing a passion for gaming in a relationship also makes birthday and Christmas shopping easy. Ever stuck for an idea? Look on the shelf for any games missing, listen to any new accessories your partner wants or simply be prepared to dig deep and order a new console (anyone in a Playstation/Xbox relationship will know what this feels like when one console just isn’t enough anymore). The best bit about this is knowing you nailed the present and waiting to see your partner go wide-eyed as they open it, how wholesome a moment this is!
In all, it seems a no brainer to date a gamer. We have a passion for a still relatively unique hobby, we are always easy to buy for, and gaming can also be a really awesome way of bonding, from laughing over funny moments in a game to the tension when the choice you make doesn’t quite pull off. Maybe it’s time to buy that second controller…