188: Forbidden Love?

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you deserve a "mmmh mmmh"
:P

you are a very very VERY lucky man, she is either a proper munter or you have a huge penis

my girlfriend falls out with me if i talk about any kind of game, especially online ones

i really hate her

Guys I date have to enjoy games if it is to work. They don't have to be good though, and unlikely is it they will be better than me (unless it isa genre they specialize in that I am not as capable, liek an RTS or Racer). My current bf sucks at GoW2, but I dont mind. But whoever killed him usually will die by my hand. :P
He IS a MGS fanboy though, so its not like he is not a gamer.

Cliff_m85:
I lose all my girlfriends because I insist on making love while listening to Rick Astley. :(

...

Yeah, that'd do it.

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RAKtheUndead:
You know, my problem isn't inhibitions about the juvenile activities that I do. I have no hang-ups with being a computer gamer at all. The problem is that I do computing activities which are far more mature - and far more obscure. There's nobody outside a computer-science context who wants to hear about 2,000-word essays on computer technology predictions. The same applies to my interests in automotive technology, aeronautics and spaceflight.

The juvenile activities are easy to justify. It's my interests in other things that are difficult to explain, particularly as I'm what you may consider "eccentric" anyway.

Are the more "eccentric" parts part of your career? Or areas of study for a career? If so, what's there to justify?

That's the problem. They're just hobbies, and when your hobbies include researching and writing essays on 1960s mainframe operating systems and examining the specifications pages in car magazines, what hope have you then?

Cliff_m85:
I lose all my girlfriends because I insist on making love while listening to Rick Astley. :(

Could be worse:
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Barry White:
Forbidden Love?

She's a Red Pyro. He's a Blu Spy. Theirs is a love that should never be - but Barry White sure is glad that it is.

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You lucky bastard

For some reason girls really love the Pyro, probably because he's the character that expresses himself through his actions, rather than words, like the really classic cartoons (Tom and Jerry spring to mind) where the only sound effects are done by an orchestra.

Oh hey look, I've gone all nostalgic again.

This is a great read and reminds me of why I, a girl, love gaming so much. It allows you to connect with someone in a way that reading a book or watching a movie doesn't permit. If my husband and I are both reading, we're not doing something together, it's individual. Gaming however, is something interactive--we quest together, kill together, and even sometimes give little gifts (I remember getting some vanity pets in WoW!). It's especially great when my husband is traveling for work. He brings his gaming laptop with him, and it's a way for us to connect while he's away.

I love gaming, and I love my husband for his gaming tendencies. I wouldn't have it any other way :-D

RAKtheUndead:

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RAKtheUndead:
You know, my problem isn't inhibitions about the juvenile activities that I do. I have no hang-ups with being a computer gamer at all. The problem is that I do computing activities which are far more mature - and far more obscure. There's nobody outside a computer-science context who wants to hear about 2,000-word essays on computer technology predictions. The same applies to my interests in automotive technology, aeronautics and spaceflight.

The juvenile activities are easy to justify. It's my interests in other things that are difficult to explain, particularly as I'm what you may consider "eccentric" anyway.

Are the more "eccentric" parts part of your career? Or areas of study for a career? If so, what's there to justify?

That's the problem. They're just hobbies, and when your hobbies include researching and writing essays on 1960s mainframe operating systems and examining the specifications pages in car magazines, what hope have you then?

Everyone has quirky hobbies. I personally study Arthurian Legend and medieval history. I'm a literature person. I just graduated with my undergrad and already have a Master's Thesis in mind. The thing is to find someone who balances your hobbies and loves. My husband is an Identity Management consultant who majored in IT at a polytech college. I taught him a love for literature and he taught me a love for PhP. :-P

I am all for "just be yourself". There is no point in hidding you are a gamer. Moreover, there is no reason. It's not an illness (definentaly not a contagious one, for better or for worse).

This approach allows me to enjoy my hobby, without any nagging from my wife. Moreover, although we haven't come to TF2 levels of acceptance yet, we can play an occasional multiplayer of Wii Mario Kart, GH or Peggle...

very interesting article, bit strange but a good read nonetheless.

Great article, made me feel all fuzzy.

I am really happy as I think I have met a girl very similar to said Pyro, she watches me play games and is always inquisitive and actually mentioned the other day that she wanted me to teach her how to play the guitar on Rock Band... Could be the start of something beautiful.

You have given hope to us all.
Truly inspiring post.

Wow...that's creepy.
I'm in EXACTLY the same situation. I bought my girlfriend her first console to call her own (a PS3 because that's what she REALLY wanted so I didn't ask questions.)
I got her set up online, got her into a number of games and series I'm interested in that she wanted to get into (Like GTA, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden and more)
She even bought a DS now too and started playing games like Final Fantasy and Pokemon.

In fact, this is SO close to the relationship I have with my girlfriend, that we play TF2. Only, I'm the pyro and SHE'S the spy. And it's actually insanely fun trying to kill each other the most. =P

Just thought it was interesting. But it's awesome to have someone you can relate to on a level like that. I mean, she was interested in gaming only mildly before, having played random stuff at friend's houses. But now she's a full-fledged gamer, telling me about her exploits in Half-Life or Assassin's Creed or Mirror's Edge (a game I haven't even touched.)
And now she's the one trying to get me to play HER games.

So sweet. Points for being centered around TF2 and for the love.
I have about 15 girl friends, all of which I like, but there is no girl that I "Love." I am waiting to find Mrs. Right4Me.

Meh storys like this sound 1 in a million to me, but I live in a scummy area which shuns anything they deem not normal which doesn't help. I can genuinely count the amount of serious girl gamers I've encountered let alone talked to on 1 hand, makes me wonder why is the UK so different in that way x.x

Very sweet, I loved the article. :) I've always been a gamer, but didn't really get into Xbox or any type of shooter games until I met my boyfriend - we actually met through a game. He also introduced me to this site, which has been a blast. :D

That warms this stereotype lad's heart. Excellent article.

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