Kind of hard to find girlfriends who like gaming

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#1 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

I don't know...I've had about 10 relationships (counting ones that lasted more than a couple weeks) in my life and can only remember 1 that was actually into gaming. Not the casual mario fan I'm talking about someone who would actually stay up with me till the early morning hours and play Fallout 3 with me. And who would tell me about some hidden gems. Damn shoulda married her.

Do I have to start hanging out at comic book and gaming stores? wtf

#2 Posted by Chatch09 (318 posts) -

Are you in America too? If so theres not much you can do, the women here suck balls...(figuratively, not literally)

#3 Edited by lonewolf604 (8517 posts) -

Find other common interests/hobby in your partners. Don't just rely on one.

#4 Posted by Iszdope (9749 posts) -

Get a boyfriend.

#5 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

@Chatch09 said:

Are you in America too? If so theres not much you can do, the women here suck balls...(figuratively, not literally)

lol i wouldn't go that far, i live in a big city so theres a lot of choices, and some do literally haha

Find other common interests/hobby in your partners. Don't just rely on one.

not relying on one, just would be nice

@Iszdope said:

Get a boyfriend.

CHILL

#6 Edited by one_plum (6349 posts) -

If you live in a big city, surely there must be a gaming convention that you can go to every year.

#7 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8226 posts) -

I dated a couple girls who were into WoW. Every girl I have dated has at least casually been into games. My wife likes sonic games and well about and 2d side scrollers. 3d games give her problems lol. Though she does really like the new Mario kart 8 I got. She was never really good at wow but she did play with me and sometimes would suggest we get snacks and energy drinks and pull an all nighter playing.

#8 Posted by KittyBangBang (18 posts) -

It's easier for us girls though because there are many boys who like gaming. lol

#9 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

I dated a couple girls who were into WoW. Every girl I have dated has at least casually been into games. My wife likes sonic games and well about and 2d side scrollers. 3d games give her problems lol. Though she does really like the new Mario kart 8 I got. She was never really good at wow but she did play with me and sometimes would suggest we get snacks and energy drinks and pull an all nighter playing.

thats really nice, Im happy for you. hopefully I can find someone like that. try playing fallout with her....or if you have a wii u get xenoblade chronicles its a wii game but playable on wii u. beautiful rpg.

@one_plum said:

If you live in a big city, surely there must be a gaming convention that you can go to every year.

good advice, I think there was one here last year. i was too dumb to notice.

#10 Posted by XilePrincess (13129 posts) -

Yes...? Hang out where you'd find like-minded people. Wear a shirt or hat with an emblem from a game you really like out to somewhere, if a girl approaches you and comments on it, you know she likes the same games as you, and also whatever else it is you're doing (eg drinking at a bar, out at a sporting event, walking your dog in the park, etc).

The chances of you meeting someone with similar interests somewhere not at all related to your interests are slim. That'd be like me (a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-partier) going to a bar or a big house party looking for someone who is like me.

If all else fails, there's the internet. Lay out who you are and what you want. Chances are there's someone else behind a computer screen who might be a perfect match.

#11 Posted by Behardy24 (3279 posts) -

Holy crap, when this page was loading, I was thinking that most girls don't real care about gaming and if I ever had my place with my own garage I would fill it up with pinball and arcade machines (since I plan to never own a car) and that girls would think I'm a crazy person. And, I was listening to podcast that was talking about this very topic. And then I saw this topic! This is crazy!!!!!

#12 Edited by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

It's easier for us girls though because there are many boys who like gaming. lol

true but some guys would say anything to get with a chick

Yes...? Hang out where you'd find like-minded people. Wear a shirt or hat with an emblem from a game you really like out to somewhere, if a girl approaches you and comments on it, you know she likes the same games as you, and also whatever else it is you're doing (eg drinking at a bar, out at a sporting event, walking your dog in the park, etc).

The chances of you meeting someone with similar interests somewhere not at all related to your interests are slim. That'd be like me (a non-drinker, non-smoker, non-partier) going to a bar or a big house party looking for someone who is like me.

If all else fails, there's the internet. Lay out who you are and what you want. Chances are there's someone else behind a computer screen who might be a perfect match.

i don't know all that stuff you said is kind of nerdy for me, i don't like comic books I'm not into any of the stuff that those guys are into on The Big Bang Theory except gaming. It would just be nice for me to play madden or uncharted and not get scolded or have her be annoyed with me. I mean how can some people NOT like playing video games? Its so fun.

#13 Posted by Behardy24 (3279 posts) -

Do I have to start hanging out at comic book and gaming stores? wtf

That's a great place to start. Arcades are great as well. Also, like @one_plum said, head to gaming conventions,shows, and gaming tournaments (Like PAX,Comic Con, and Gamescom in Europe, etc.) best places to see diverse number of people (including girls). This is the plan I will do when I gain more confidence and allowed to leave the house by myself. :P

#14 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

Do I have to start hanging out at comic book and gaming stores? wtf

That's a great place to start. Arcades are great as well. Also, like @one_plum said, head to gaming conventions,shows, and gaming tournaments (Like PAX,Comic Con, and Gamescom in Europe, etc.) best places to see diverse number of people (including girls). This is the plan I will do when I gain more confidence and allowed to leave the house by myself. :P

yea i'll start doing that I guess, lol at the last part. nobody is really confident, the trick is to just do it anyway. do it if your scared, you gotta learn to love the struggle.

#15 Edited by chaplainDMK (6764 posts) -

@Iszdope said:

Get a boyfriend.

This

Very few girls will actually be outright geeks. Most enjoy gaming, but aren't really into it as much as most guys.

#16 Posted by thereal25 (369 posts) -

A chick who stays up until early morning hours playing fallout 3?

Keeper.

#17 Edited by indzman (17312 posts) -

Indz needs a gamer girlfreind.

#18 Posted by Kevlar101 (6081 posts) -

48% of gamers are female.

What exactly is your excuse TC?

#19 Edited by indzman (17312 posts) -

48% of gamers are female.

What exactly is your excuse TC?

I doubt . Most Girls likes beauty , cars , vacations , jewellery , successful boyfreinds. I think they look down upon gamer guys =P

Link for your claim ? I'd be surprised if female gamers are 48 % lol.

#20 Posted by LJS9502_basic (150474 posts) -

Bullshit. Gaming is one of the most expansive hobbies and I've encountered many a female that likes gaming. I don't believe you can't find any.....

#21 Posted by sukraj (22296 posts) -

@indzman said:

Indz needs a gamer girlfreind.

not many of them about bro.

#22 Posted by indzman (17312 posts) -

@sukraj said:

@indzman said:

Indz needs a gamer girlfreind.

not many of them about bro.

You can become my g.f =P

#23 Posted by Korvus (3332 posts) -

My wife was the first girl I ever seriously dated and she's a gamer (doesn't mean she plays video games every day, though), so I was either incredibly lucky or you are just unlucky.

That being said, is being a gamer the right criteria to start searching for a companion? Wouldn't that be on the "bonus category"?

#24 Posted by Wilfred_Owen (20838 posts) -

Get a sex change then you'll have plenty of gaming boyfriends. Boom. Problem solved.

#25 Posted by GazaAli (22550 posts) -

No, you should start growing up instead.

#26 Posted by indzman (17312 posts) -

@korvus said:

My wife was the first girl I ever seriously dated and she's a gamer (doesn't mean she plays video games every day, though), so I was either incredibly lucky or you are just unlucky.

That being said, is being a gamer the right criteria to start searching for a companion? Wouldn't that be on the "bonus category"?

What video games your wifey plays ?

#27 Posted by jasean79 (2362 posts) -

My wife hated video games when we first started dating. It took a little while, but eventually she gave in. She's not a hardcore gamer, but she'll play the occasional puzzle game or Lego game with me. It's not the best possible scenario, but still better than nothing.

#28 Posted by Korvus (3332 posts) -

@indzman: Normally anything I suggest her, and together we play anything good that has co-op.

#29 Edited by indzman (17312 posts) -

@korvus said:

@indzman: Normally anything I suggest her, and together we play anything good that has co-op.

Example ?

#30 Posted by Korvus (3332 posts) -

@indzman: Well, recently we've picked GW2 back up and we've been playing quite a bit of ANNO; a few weeks back I dug up some "old" games and we played, Portal 2, Borderlands 2, Dawn of War, we tried Minecraft but both hated it =P, a small run with ME3 since she saw me replay it, Starcraft, RE5 and I'm trying to get her to play L4D2 with me and she's trying to convince me to pick up D3.

On the bright side my new computer should arrive tomorrow so I'll be able to get into the new games too =D

Her favourite games are normally RTS and MMO's though.

#31 Posted by jasean79 (2362 posts) -

@korvus said:

@indzman: Well, recently we've picked GW2 back up and we've been playing quite a bit of ANNO; a few weeks back I dug up some "old" games and we played, Portal 2, Borderlands 2, Dawn of War, we tried Minecraft but both hated it =P, a small run with ME3 since she saw me replay it, Starcraft, RE5 and I'm trying to get her to play L4D2 with me and she's trying to convince me to pick up D3.

On the bright side my new computer should arrive tomorrow so I'll be able to get into the new games too =D

Her favourite games are normally RTS and MMO's though.

Have you guys tried Rock Band or Guitar Hero? As a musician, I find those to be quite fun playing with friends. (that is, if you have consoles for gaming...sounds like you might be PC only)

#32 Posted by Korvus (3332 posts) -

@jasean79: Yeah, we're PC only but there's 2 Guitar Hero games for PC. We quite enjoy them but haven't gotten around to get a guitar yet (a friend passed the game down to me when his guitar broke). We sometimes play GH at another friend's place, and she's quite good as well =)

#33 Edited by jasean79 (2362 posts) -

@korvus: I love those rhythm music games. I've tried to get my wife to play with me, but she refuses. I don't see why not, they're a blast to play co-op.

#34 Edited by Korvus (3332 posts) -

@jasean79: Yep, they're a lot of fun but if I play them for over an hour without a break I start seeing everything around me scrolling XD

#35 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22114 posts) -

go on a dating website?

#36 Posted by indzman (17312 posts) -

@korvus said:

@indzman: Well, recently we've picked GW2 back up and we've been playing quite a bit of ANNO; a few weeks back I dug up some "old" games and we played, Portal 2, Borderlands 2, Dawn of War, we tried Minecraft but both hated it =P, a small run with ME3 since she saw me replay it, Starcraft, RE5 and I'm trying to get her to play L4D2 with me and she's trying to convince me to pick up D3.

On the bright side my new computer should arrive tomorrow so I'll be able to get into the new games too =D

Her favourite games are normally RTS and MMO's though.

Nice. you are a lucky guy korvus :)

#37 Posted by Korvus (3332 posts) -

@indzman: I tell myself that everyday. And the fact that she's a gamer is the least of the reasons why I'm lucky to have her =)

#38 Posted by indzman (17312 posts) -

@korvus said:

@indzman: I tell myself that everyday. And the fact that she's a gamer is the least of the reasons why I'm lucky to have her =)

yup yup.

#39 Posted by toshineon (19 posts) -

Try talking to people online, like in online games and such, it's easy to meet a lot of people that way, and maybe you'll even meet a girl.

I guess I've been lucky in that regard, I've only ever had two girlfriends, but they were both avid gamers. The first got me into F.E.A.R. and Dead Space, and the second got me into online gaming.

#40 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (7104 posts) -

My friend, Online dating is a thing. You should try it sometime.

#41 Edited by lamprey263 (23294 posts) -

two of my friends got their wives to game, we did a lot of Gears of War co-op together and had a full crew, one wife was just okay, the other was a pro with the sniper rifle popping heads off at a distance

some girls game, not like guys game (though there are those too), some like stuff like Dance Central or Just Dance, or Rock Band, or Wii Sports, or some just play Farmville, or something, I only knew a few lady friends in my circles that were big on gaming

run into lots of girls at GameStop though that know their shit about gaming, maybe you should hit up the various GameStops and put on the charm

#42 Posted by Storm_Marine (10788 posts) -

48% of gamers are female.

What exactly is your excuse TC?

yeah but how many of them are Farmville/Angry Birds types?

#43 Posted by thehig1 (1445 posts) -

My girlfriend casually likes games, couple of 2d platformers like Mario sonic, spyro ray man. ...and some puzzle and world city simulation games. Viva piñata and the sims etc.

Also she's obssesd with super puzzle fighter 2 turbo...to the point were I get bored way before her.

To be fair she's kind if into games, it just her taste of games is so different to mine.

#44 Posted by MonsieurX (29708 posts) -

Get them into it.

#45 Posted by pyro1245 (607 posts) -

go to gaming and anime evets

#46 Posted by foxhound_fox (87839 posts) -

Lower your standards. Women into gaming usually aren't 10's.

#47 Posted by fvjonj (661 posts) -

They are out there. My wife plays video games daily. My daughter often chats with her teacher (a woman in her 50s) after school because they're both into the Assassin's Creed series. For an end-of-term gift we were going to get her teacher a gift card to EB Games (GameStop in U.S.), but we heard that her daughter works there, so she'd probably get deals anyways.

Keep looking.

#48 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (1422 posts) -

Bullshit. Gaming is one of the most expansive hobbies and I've encountered many a female that likes gaming. I don't believe you can't find any.....

I've encountered the casual mario fan, but a hot "hardcore gamer" chick is not easy to find. Even if they are I think they hide it.

#49 Edited by jasean79 (2362 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Lower your standards. Women into gaming usually aren't 10's.

Expectation:

Reality:

#50 Posted by Riverwolf007 (23586 posts) -

you have to start very slow and then ease them into it.

once they try it they can't get enough.

wait... you are talking about games?

hell, i have no clue about getting them to like those.