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Want to get your partner into gaming?

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As the only lazygamer crew member with lady parts (although some of you might debate this), I’m often (read: at least weekly) asked how gamers can get their partners interested in gaming. So, here’s a one stop guide for anyone who has ever asked, or might ever ask, this question.

Why are you doing this?

Gamer couple tat

Why are you desperate to get your lady friend (most people who ask are male, so going with this gender example) involved in gaming? Do you have dreams of playing co-op with your missus late into the night? Well, stop it. As I’ve already explored, the gamer couple is generally a myth. Even if you get your wife into gaming, she probably won’t want to play with you. While there may be the odd exceptions to the rule, such as Diablo III or MMOs, the truth is that most gaming couples I know end up playing different games.

Also, remember that gaming is an expensive hobby. If you want to get your girlfriend involved in gaming, that might also mean dishing out for a gaming rig, or a new console, or an extra TV. My husband and I are generally quite good at sharing the TV for console gaming, and we each have a computer for PC gaming. However, not all couples are as good at sharing and your wish might come true in an unhappy way when your wife falls in love with Dragon Age and you don’t get to play COD on Xbox anymore.

What types of games?

Gamer couple fight

The Dragon Age vs COD example brings me to my next point. There are many different types of games for many different types of gamers. Perhaps you just want to get your wife into any kind of gaming, but I think you should think about your lady’s personality. A lot of ladies seem to enjoy management simulators on tablets. First of all, please recognize this as a valid form of gaming and if you can get your partner interested in this you’ve already shown her the appeal of this hobby. However, if she likes this and you think she might like something more in-depth even more, it could be worthwhile to introduce her to the Civilization franchise, or The Sims, or Cook, Serve, Delicious!

Gaming is just like any hobby, it might not appeal to all people, and certain aspects of it might be more interesting than others. Shooting games might not be as interesting to your lady as RPGs – she might want more character and plot. That said, she might love some Dead Rising – she’ll get to take out frustration by killing all the things, and express creativity by changing outfits and crafting bizarre weaponry. You might be lucky if your interests in games match up with hers, resulting in hours of Mortal Kombat tournaments, but if not you should still recognize and accept the games she does enjoy.

Not everyone will be excited to play the new Call of Duty, and not everyone is as amped as I am for the new Civilization. Hopefully you know your partner well enough to have a sense of the types of games she might enjoy, and still be open to the surprise when she beats your high score in your favorite racing game.

Backseat Gaming

Gamer couple different

We know spectating is a big deal for eSports, but it also has its place in the home. I absolutely adore being the navigator for my husband – opening up maps on my tablet while he plays Dark Souls. I don’t even have to be navigator to enjoy things – it’s great for me to sit with my feet in his lap while he plays the Witcher; as long as I get to experience the story and characters, I don’t always need to hold the controller. While playing Mass Effect I soon got tired of scanning planets, often opting to go for a pee break in those moments while he could do the scanning for me. I’m not as generous with other games, preferring complete control while playing Final Fantasy or Dragon Age. However, he will happily sit next to me while I play, either looking at guides for weird quests, or just playing his own games on 3DS or Wii U.

Getting your lady involved doesn’t necessary only mean having her hold the controller. It might mean letting her make gameplay decisions or giving her the companion app for the game you’re playing. There are so many ways to play together, it’s important to be open the way it works out.

Accept the things you cannot change

Gamer couple jewelry

Finally, it’s important to realize that you really might not share the same hobbies with your partner. Do you want to get involved with her fascination with crafts? How about her dream of going scuba diving all over the world? Are you about to co-op with her entomology experiments? Perhaps she will never like your hobby, and that’s okay as long as you both have things that you enjoy and can appreciate those things that make each other happy.

In the end, it comes down to each individual relationship. Having a partner with different interests might open you up to a whole new range of ideas and activities. It might be wonderful for your partner to join you in gaming, but as long as you can both be interested and excited for each other, regardless of your various pass times, it shouldn’t really matter if you game together.

Now, please stop asking me how to get your partners into gaming. If you still need advice, I don’t think gaming is the issue.

Last Updated: September 10, 2014

142 Comments

  1. Hammersteyn

    September 10, 2014 at 15:34

    Some of us needs a partner first :'(

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      September 10, 2014 at 15:35

      awww #ForeverSP

      Reply

      • Brady miaau

        September 10, 2014 at 15:42

        Crisis, that is a bit mean. But damn funny too!

        Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2014 at 15:52

        Your last sentence… we need “gaming” advice πŸ˜‰

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      • Brady miaau

        September 10, 2014 at 16:28

        As an aside, comment of the week, so far, for me, easily. Just classic!

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    • Sk3tz0

      September 10, 2014 at 16:37

      So #foreveralone you only play wow on a Private server πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 10, 2014 at 16:48

        hahaha Jeez, no ones that alone

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    • Sgt. M

      September 11, 2014 at 09:00

      I know that feel bro.

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        September 11, 2014 at 09:06

        Heh you feel so nice you posted it twice

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        • Sgt. M

          September 11, 2014 at 11:32

          Work internet is slow today. Maybe it’s a sign that i should actually do some work today?

          Reply

  2. Pieter Smal

    September 10, 2014 at 15:36

    My partner is 20 years older than me – he has little interest in gaming. Yes, there are things that I cannot change.

    Yet, I show him my games. Ask him to sit next to me. Watch me shoot the zombies. He still has no interest in gaming… but at least he knows what SimCity and Left 4 Dead is πŸ˜€

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    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      September 10, 2014 at 15:41

      “20 years older”

      Explain?

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 15:43

        Come now Admiral. You’re married, this is no time to try and get tips. ;P

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        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          September 10, 2014 at 15:44

          Happily married, just curious about such a big age gap

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          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:45

            I’m going out with a cougar! She is a full 3 months older than me.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 10, 2014 at 15:45

            JOU RAMKAT!

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 15:46

            Five months dude. Yea, I know. We’re a whole different type of bad ass.

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:47

            I don’t usually boast about these things, but I must agree, we are pretty bad ass.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 15:48

            lol

      • Mossel

        September 10, 2014 at 15:43

        Well obviously 20 years before Pieter was born, his future partner was born.

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        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          September 10, 2014 at 15:44

          Geen poef Sherlock

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          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:44

            *flies away into the night

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 10, 2014 at 15:45

            LIES….YOU CANNOT FLY!

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:45

            *comes crashing down shortly after

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 10, 2014 at 15:45

            Bwhahahahahahahaha

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 15:49

            After realising it. Sounds like you’re a cartoon character.

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:50

            O_O
            I’ve been compromised!

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 15:56

            Here, take this strange black ball with a mysteriously burning thread.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 10, 2014 at 15:57

            bwhahahaha

      • Spathi

        September 10, 2014 at 15:51

        Pieter found a sugar daddy, good for him! πŸ˜›

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      • Pieter Smal

        September 10, 2014 at 15:55

        I am 25, he is 45. We are best friends – and he is really the best person I know. No, he is not a sugar daddy!. There is a lot more that I should say, but this forum is not the place for it. Thank you for asking.

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          September 10, 2014 at 16:00

          No need to explain to these vultures Pieter πŸ˜›

          But at least he likes to watch you game, and he doesn’t demand that you should stop (because he doesn’t share your interests). That’s actually a sign of a very good partner. I always believe that you should have different interests, but also allow your partner to enjoy theirs and they should allow you to enjoy yours.

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          • Brady miaau

            September 10, 2014 at 16:01

            Hey, spoken by a man that understands balance and the importance of it in a relationship.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2014 at 16:02

            “Balance my friend is the key to a great relationship” Guru Love Banana!

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 16:03

            We still don’t even know whether you’re a real person or just a ghost in the machine and here you are giving love advice. ;P

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2014 at 16:09

            One learns many things on the internet!

          • WarframedSquirrel

            September 10, 2014 at 16:13

            Just don’t go to the parts of the internet Unavengedavo frequents.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 16:18

            Yes, it’s like Ravenholm.

          • Pieter Smal

            September 10, 2014 at 16:58

            Vultures? That is a bit harsh. I like the community here – nice people mostly. We are all vulnerable – some people are just comfortable being vulnerable, honest and open.

            The interest of my partner is… plants. He knows everything about plants… I know a lot about gaming and music. We make space for our differences and complement each others’ personality very well.

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 17:09

            So do you use his plants as bookends to keep your games up or does he use your games as places to rest his plants on? :p

          • Pieter Smal

            September 10, 2014 at 17:42

            Neither. His plant collection grows outside (and on the nursery) and my games are in my studio πŸ™‚

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 11, 2014 at 12:42

            Darnit. The trolling opportunities were endless πŸ˜›

          • Tor Sjoberg

            September 10, 2014 at 18:20

            Play Plants v Zombies

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          September 11, 2014 at 10:02

          Thanks for the clarification, age gaps and how they work fascinate me. Since 20 years effectively relates to different eras, I’m quite curious

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          • Pieter Smal

            September 11, 2014 at 12:17

            We are more best friends than “gay” partners. Neither of us agree with contemporary ideologies – we approach our friendship without sexual interaction.

    • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

      September 10, 2014 at 15:48

      My wife also has no interest in gaming. But she can now tell what game I am playing just by the starting splash screens showing which companies were involved.

      It’s kind of awesome knowing she has no interest in gaming but has paid enough attention to see things like that. It shows she has an interest in me and me being happy which is far more satisfying than her playing games with me

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      • Mossel

        September 10, 2014 at 15:50

        My girlfriend asked me the other day what Mass Effect is about. I told her to sit down and have some tea.

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        • The Adventures of JJ

          September 10, 2014 at 15:50

          Not quite the Effect she was expecting, I’m sure.

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          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 15:51

            BOOM

        • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

          September 10, 2014 at 15:50

          HAHAHAHAHA.

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          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:52

            Yeah man I stared at her for like 10seconds and then let out a sigh. I was trying to make it short but realized that is impossible. I then asked her, how do you explain to someone what Lord of the Rings is about in 5min?

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 15:53

            Some horny space commander goes and defeats an alien race bent on world domination. He has sex with half the crew and dies at the end only to come back from the dead through some cloning and then ends it all in one of 3 ways.

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:54

            Wouw shit!! Im only playing nr 2 now…. O_O

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 15:54

            ….. ur… ignore everything from cloning on…..

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:55

            I stopped reading midway…ffs, I knew not to bring up a game that I’m still playing.

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 16:04

            Wait.. but he comes back from the dead from #2? I didn’t give anything away then?

          • Mossel

            September 11, 2014 at 07:33

            The Normandy crashes at the start of the game…then Cerberus finds him. So just say yes, that was what you were referring to…lol.

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 11, 2014 at 12:43

            it is what I was talking about

          • Skoobaz

            September 10, 2014 at 16:50

            LOL, me too. Thanks a LOT Rants…. !

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 17:10

            Eish

          • Mossel

            September 11, 2014 at 07:35

            lol he should change his name to Sir Spoils A Lot. xD

          • Skoobaz

            September 11, 2014 at 12:55

            Just finished the reaper IFF mission last night in ME2. Was… EPIC. Submachine gun with cryo ammo maxed, It slices, it dices,but wait, there’s MOAR!!

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 15:57

            That sounds like Emperor Trevor’s life story.
            Only he had sex with the aliens.

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            September 10, 2014 at 16:01

            Yeah, but you have to add less sex…. #StayStrongTrevor

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 10, 2014 at 16:03

            *sob*

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            September 10, 2014 at 16:12

            XDXDXDXD

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 10, 2014 at 16:03

            And what thanks do I get? NONE.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 16:04

            I blame them for bringing you back to life. That was unnecessary.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            September 10, 2014 at 16:05

            Fine. Next secret alien invasion you can all deal with it yourselves. I won’t save you.

          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 16:07

            We have Rince. They’ll think we’ve already been invaded.

        • Brady miaau

          September 10, 2014 at 15:51

          My wife watches the intro movies of games like The Witcher, DA and Mass Effect and I tell her the plot if interesting

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          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 15:52

            My wife wants a Starcraft2 movie. She made me show her all the cutscene videos.

          • Brady miaau

            September 10, 2014 at 15:54

            Yeah, I think so too. but with more realistically muscled people, was her first comment

          • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

            September 10, 2014 at 15:54

            loooooooool

          • Mossel

            September 10, 2014 at 15:53

            hehe yeah I raged about Bioshock for months, she probably knows more about that game now than your average gamer without even playing it!

  3. The Adventures of JJ

    September 10, 2014 at 15:37

    Zoe! Open your Steam damn it.

    Reply

    • The Adventures of JJ

      September 10, 2014 at 15:47

      I sent you a game link, they said you missed the free Warlock. I have two.

      Reply

  4. The Adventures of JJ

    September 10, 2014 at 15:38

    My advice to getting your partner into gaming: Give them Skyrim to try.

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    • Her Highness the Hipster

      September 10, 2014 at 15:39

      also known as: how to avoid conversation with your partner for months πŸ˜›

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 15:39

        Yes. I can confirm this. It goes both ways too.

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      • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

        September 10, 2014 at 17:34

        Sorry what was that? I was busy fighting a dragon.

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    • Alex PsyChoPanthis

      September 10, 2014 at 16:30

      Now you see I tried this with my other half… Gave her Skryim with all the DLC and shiny mods, she hasn’t opened it yet…
      So i gave her a WoW battle chest and some play time…
      Guess who is now the happy little anti social MMO player XD

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 16:32

        I’ve actually considered getting that for her to try.

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        • Alex PsyChoPanthis

          September 10, 2014 at 16:38

          The battle chest unlocks up to cataclysm and comes with a month of play time for R150 odd.
          If your SO doesn’t enjoy it, oh well. If they do, then it gets expensive $_$ lol so its a catch 22

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          • The Adventures of JJ

            September 10, 2014 at 16:40

            Hmmm. Will have to think about this one.

  5. Guild

    September 10, 2014 at 15:39

    I made the mistake of introducing my wife to Hearthstone on the iPad. She hogs it now. I’m lucky if I get a chance. Only other games she played and we enjoyed together, was taking turns playing God of War 3 and XCOM Enemy Unknown

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  6. Nahuel Graziani

    September 10, 2014 at 15:41

    Tried to introduce my girlfriend into gaming. She wanted a High-School Musical game with a dance mat. She made me dance with her. We danced a lot. This was not the kind of co-op gaming I expected, Gears of War would have sufficed.

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    • The Adventures of JJ

      September 10, 2014 at 15:41

      This^

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    • Brady miaau

      September 10, 2014 at 15:42

      You win, you lose, is life

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      September 10, 2014 at 15:42

      Oh man… this had me in stitches

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    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      September 10, 2014 at 15:43

      I know I should not be insensitive, but BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 15:44

        That “We danced a lot” broke me.
        Good for you Nahuel, that’s a prime example of going above and beyond for the one you love.

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    • Sir Rants A Lot: On Pandora

      September 10, 2014 at 17:33

      looooooooooooool

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    • DrKiller

      September 11, 2014 at 14:05

      You have to start somewhere πŸ™‚

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  7. Trebzz

    September 10, 2014 at 15:43

    Some people feel the need to have their partner into gaming so they feel they have something in common to fill the empty void in their relationship sadly.

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    • Spathi

      September 10, 2014 at 15:49

      Marvin, is that you!? Some people just want to share things they love with a loved one. Sharing is caring.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2014 at 15:54

        I tried to tell her that but she just swore at me. I think the penicillin made her cranky.

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      • Trebzz

        September 11, 2014 at 06:00

        No it’s so they can take their girls to gaming events so they can act all superior by showing people how they have a “gamer girlfriend” welcome to the real world.

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        • Spathi

          September 11, 2014 at 08:25

          Prozac is your friend Trebzz!

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  8. Alien Emperor Trevor

    September 10, 2014 at 15:44

    Step 1 – Get partner… please wait… loading…

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    • The Adventures of JJ

      September 10, 2014 at 16:08

      Let’s hope this doesn’t work like Windows Vista or I have some bad news for you.

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2014 at 16:09

        Any minute now…

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        • The Adventures of JJ

          September 10, 2014 at 16:09

          Hahaha

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    • Anon A Mouse

      September 10, 2014 at 16:09

      Ja boet, I also first have to start with the want to get a partner thing. Then move on to “let her know she is your partner” and then to “the stockholm syndrome and your partner”. Maybe after that we’ll try the gameing thing.

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 16:11

        LOL “Stockholm Syndrome and your partner”

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    • hairyknees

      September 10, 2014 at 16:12

      I never get past Step 1 πŸ™

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2014 at 16:14

        Dude, she’s your mom FFS! #shotsfired

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        • Anon A Mouse

          September 10, 2014 at 16:16

          #cabbagesfired ~ fixed it for you.

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 16:16

        Catch them on a diet. Then they pretty much only have cabbage.

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  9. WarframedSquirrel

    September 10, 2014 at 15:49

    My wife is pretty good at the management games, very decent on WoW, but she gets bored pretty quickly with most games. I’ve offered her many different games to play, and she’ll take her pick on something that interests her, but then she’ll play it for a while and then leave it. The only exception to this is WoW (the first game I got her into), she has put MANY hours into the game and normally always goes back to it if she’s out of books to read or mobile games to play.

    I’ve taken days out of my gaming schedule to spend time with her as she doesn’t particularly like me sitting in front of the TV for hours if she can’t co-op (a little) or if the game doesn’t have a good story. It’s about keeping the balance between your hobby and theirs, and you need to remember that they won’t always like, or understand, your hobby… like golf.

    If you want to get someone into gaming, then they need to have an interest in it, or be into it already. If there’s no interest, you have little to no chance.

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    • The Adventures of JJ

      September 10, 2014 at 16:02

      Yes you’re right. I can’t understand how someone can like golf πŸ˜‰
      But, if you ask Rince, it might be because I’m so great at it *clears throat*

      On a serious note. My gf also tends to get bored quickly with a lot of games, Skyrim and Fallout have kept her enthralled the longest so far. Sometimes I feel like a noob when she talks to me about the lore and the events surrounding The Elder Scrolls.

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  10. Brady miaau

    September 10, 2014 at 15:50

    In my house it is a also a responsibility thing. I am a mildly successful chap, run projects, leader at church and stuff. But I am still 12 when it comes to certain responsibility. . My wife will still play games like Tekken or Soul Caliber, but on very rare occasions. Last game she rocked was Civ III and that was before she was my wife (we dated for many years, 7)

    She will rather work on her sewing or making a new clock or something. She feels that she contributes more to our lives by doing that. Some of my male friends say the same about their wives, they feel gaming does not contribute to the adult responsibilities we all have. Poppycock

    BUT my wife has not problem with me playing games, but generally I play when she is asleep or when she is busy with her own thing, craft usually. Not to stereotype, using Zoe’s article or anything.

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    • The Adventures of JJ

      September 10, 2014 at 15:53

      The fact that she made an appearance here for the sake of our ranting is still one of the coolest things that happened this year.

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  11. Brady miaau

    September 10, 2014 at 15:53

    One of my fondest gaming memories was playing DA: Origins, with the wife watching. We did several things together. I called her for the big scene near the end with the king and stuff and she loved every minute. That was AWESOME

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    • Thats_how_I_Troll

      September 10, 2014 at 16:19

      Damn, the DA made a game to show their origins?

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      • The Adventures of JJ

        September 10, 2014 at 16:22

        XP is awarded simply by pointing fingers.

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      • Brady miaau

        September 10, 2014 at 16:26

        Ok, nicely done

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  12. OVGrounded new game+++

    September 10, 2014 at 15:55

    Its their destiny.

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  13. Rags

    September 10, 2014 at 15:55

    Here I was thinking 50% of gamers are female and all that was stopping them was the lack of strong female characters and triggerwarnings. πŸ˜€

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  14. FoxOneZA

    September 10, 2014 at 15:59

    Screw this! #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever #SPForever

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  15. Rags

    September 10, 2014 at 16:03

    Where is our DRM friend?
    Don’t support Domestic Rights Management.
    #foreverSP

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    • Sk3tz0

      September 10, 2014 at 16:29

      oh lol. 10000 upvotes for u πŸ˜›

      Reply

  16. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    September 10, 2014 at 16:07

    When the missus and I first started dating, I was desperate to get her into gaming. I eventually learnt that I shouldn’t force it upon her. But, it slowly rubbed off on her. 10 years later, and she now owns her own 3DS. πŸ˜›

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    • OVGrounded new game+++

      September 10, 2014 at 16:12

      Is that bra size?

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      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        September 10, 2014 at 16:13

        LOOOOOOL

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      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        September 10, 2014 at 16:16

        I’m not expert but I’m fairly sure you don’t get 3 D’s.

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        • Thats_how_I_Troll

          September 10, 2014 at 16:18

          Well he is a banana….

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        • Anon A Mouse

          September 10, 2014 at 16:18

          A D for every boob maybe?

          And actually you do get 3d’s

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  17. Sk3tz0

    September 10, 2014 at 16:24

    This is your answer to the Question. Why we wanna get our SO to game..

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  18. Gerhard

    September 10, 2014 at 16:32

    I have the best of both worlds. My wife loves co-op shooting like Army of Two etc. When I am playing games on my own she will keep busy with Candy Crush or something. Best of all she is a mean golfer!

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    • Anon A Mouse

      September 11, 2014 at 09:20

      Does she have any sisters?

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      • Gerhard

        September 11, 2014 at 10:50

        Indeed, but no interest in gaming. Oh and married:)

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        • Anon A Mouse

          September 11, 2014 at 11:03

          Darn #foreversp then.

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  19. MrChinwag

    September 10, 2014 at 16:41

    I don’t Need my GF to play games with me.. But she more than welcome to make me a nice sandwich while i play. Seeing that you cant pause games anymore.

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  20. Tor Sjoberg

    September 10, 2014 at 16:53

    ‘Want to get your partner into gaming’ –I would but we don’t have a TV in the kitchen?!

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  21. caponeil

    September 10, 2014 at 18:37

    Just marry a Gamer, that can also occasionally double up as a Sanwich maker… πŸ™‚

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  22. Mythryl

    September 10, 2014 at 23:43

    Yay I am special (yes short bus too!). Wifey and I game together all the time. I now have to order 2 x copies of everything! Our lounge has transformed into Noah’s ark…2 of everything. Issue I have now is wife wants to play destiny and old man wants to go to bed. We do have work the next day you know

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  23. Mabenito

    September 11, 2014 at 08:18

    Tried getting her into games, but she told me it’s like getting me into panty shopping. Got the point and never asked her again.

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  24. FreddyBear

    September 11, 2014 at 10:04

    Tried it once, until my wife took my Red Dead Redemption game, rode my horse of a cliff, shot up all the townsfolk and overrode my save game….I decided it would be better for her to keep on playing The Sims πŸ˜›

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  25. Gerhard

    September 11, 2014 at 11:11

    Most women I know that are gaming say games must be fun and not too difficult or complicated. Think that is why mobile games are popular with women as it does not intrude on their normal routine.

    We used to play fighting games but it is not fun anymore. Look at fighting games from way back where you had two buttons (punch and kick) and joystick for high or low. Later it was four and today you need to punch in combination codes that equals hacking a CIA computer just to kick or punch.

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  26. DrKiller

    September 11, 2014 at 14:03

    The trick to force someone to play a game with you, is to play game with animals in it! I got a chick to like Tekken before because there was a Panda……. I was also quite confused.

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  27. HappyWife

    November 13, 2014 at 21:21

    This was a great article, thank you for writing it. I’m trying to get my husband to play more games like Smash and Hyrule Warriors with me, but you raise a good point about considering your spouse’s personality and selecting games from there. So once again, thanks for the advice!

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