Good News: There’s (Dating) Life Beyond Gaming!

Hello dear readers!

You know, I have always found it hard to relate to guys with some kind of addiction. – I’ve dated guys with a variety of them so I should know.  Guys who just can’t keep their noses off their beloved books, guys who so love RPG they almost forget everything else, guys whose passion for music excludes most everyone else, etc.  But I draw the line on guys addicted to drugs – that is just a dead end.  My latest brush with an addicted person is with a fanatic gamer – RPG and the lot!  While we managed to stay together for a while, gaming got in the way eventually.  I still think we could have made it if he had just made small adjustments.  I hope the tips in this post help gamers have a full dating life outside of their computer screens.

Non-gamers won’t understand the passion, excitement and adrenaline that goes through a gamer’s body. They all accuse gamers of having ‘no life’ that’s why they do nothing but just sit around all day and spend all of their free time pretending to be high profile car thieves or some knight in a make-believe world between earth and hell (or something like that).

And because of all the time and energy that gamers spend on their in front of computer screens, they don’t only miss out on their social lives but their presence is also sorely missed – on the dating scene.

But that’s not how it should be! Gamers should not have to choose between his game and his girl. He should balance both his real and his virtual life so he can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Dating Tips For A Gamer

Forget about being the gaming geek who can’t snag girls. Be the gaming geek who can win girls as good as he can win extra lives and powerups. Here are some essential and very helpful dating tips for gamer guys:

Meet someone online. No time to go out and meet girls? Meet girls while gaming! I am not a gamer myself but I know from my uber-gamer of a boyfriend that the most popular games these days allow you to meet and play with real people including women. So why not make the most of this opportunity? There’s always Facebook for some quality online RnR should you wish to talk and get to know each other better.

Create an awesome online profile. And since you’re trying to get to know women from the online gaming community, the best way for her to know you is through a real-person online profile. And, well, what better site to do that on than Facebook? Make sure you have a Facebook profile that lets women know the other things about you apart from your utmost dedication to your gaming life. And yes, that includes having a real photo of your face and significant posts and not just stuff about gaming.

See my previous post here.

Talk about other things too. Just because she appreciates your gaming prowess, or just because she games as much as you does not mean she’d like to talk about it 24/7 – especially if you’re on a date! So be well-rounded. Share the passion but be a holistically interesting person. Your love story should not end every time you beat her at the game.

Explore tons of stuff together. Comic con, gaming competition, gamers meet – go ahead and be each other’s date on these non-date requiring events. Who cares? This is what you both like so why not make the most out of it? But that should not end there. Apart from sharing your passion, you can always (and should) take her to some other things that interest you (and her) as well.

Look good and clean. I’ve heard from a little birdie that, erm, gamers kinda’ get a little too carried away with their games that they forget to shower and brush. No judgments and no generalizing, really, but if you’re that kind, I suggest you change – literally. And maybe it’s time to invest in a date wardrobe. *Wink*

How about Online dating? Click here for a good guide from PUA Database.

Prepare yourself mentally for that dream date – attend my Yoga and Meditation class – go here.

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