I've been thinking about what to blog about recently as I'm trying to update everyday. I turned to my boyfriend and asked him what he would want to read about in a blog. "*mumble mumble*.. I dunno. - OH COME ON DONT DO THAT! LEARN TO PLAY THIS GAME PROPERLY." is what he said. Maybe not in those exact words. He was yelling at the xbox live video game he was playing (Dont worry, no domestic violence in this household).
"Thank you!" I said. Through our strong connection I heard what he really meant to say: "blog about having a gamer boyfriend!"
Heh.. Now this blog may be a bit different for those who have gamer boyfriends because I happen to live with my boyfriend, so I see his gamer side a lot more than someone who may not live with their boyfriend, but here I go to try to sum it up in one blog. Bare with me.
5. We spend less time together.
With my all past boyfriends, our time together was spent with each other. If I was at their house for the week, we'd be inseparable. The thing is, we often fought a lot too. Spending so much time together was detrimental to our relationship, even if I didn't live with them and only saw them a few times a week. I'm sure you read this heading and thought "poor her.. He ignores her for video games" but you couldn't be more wrong! That's the best thing about dating a gamer boyfriend. I believe we wouldn't be able to stand eachother if he wasn't playing his video games. Why? Because when he's doing his hobby, I have time to do mine! At the end of the night, we're able to come together and enjoy eachothers company for real, instead of being overloaded with eachother from spending every waking moment stuck to eachothers side.
4. I never have to worry about presents
We've all been there. What the hell do I buy my boyfriend/girlfriend for Christmas? Then you go around asking your friends for advice, and they all tell you the same thing: "You know him better than I do. Think about what he likes to do?" But with a gamer boyfriend, I never have this problem! What do I get him? A video game! A new console? Microsoft points for xbox? The possibilities are endless.
3. Everything is quicker
Now now, lets get our minds out of the gutter. I'm not talking about that kind of quicker. I'm talking about his motor skills, his hand eye coordination, and while we're at it, his amazing skills with his fingers (okay, maybe I'm the one with my mind in the gutter..) Its been proven that gaming greatly increases various skills like this, and it shows in our everyday life. He's been known to say that he looks at life like a video game. He's quick to take on challenges, and considers all his options before he decides to make a move. Video games have given him the ability to be systematic and challenging about his life. Who doesnt want a boyfriend who jumps at the opportunity to reach his "quest".
2. He knows how to stick up for his girl
Gaming has given my boyfriend the incredible ability to trash talk anyone and do it well. If you're a gamer yourself, you know the amount of trash talk that goes on in a multiplayer game. Its not exactly "classy" trash talk, but if you game enough, you develop the quick ability to formulate a comback in seconds. You pretty much have to, if you dont want to look like the bitch of the game. However, this comes in handy when I'm being nagged on by someone in real life. I know what you're thinking: A girl can stick up for herself. But believe me, I can't. I'm just glad I have a boyfriend who's able to bust out something like "If I wanted my own comeback, I'd wipe it off your moms chin." He's so classy!
1. I get to learn from him
Have you ever tried to date someone who didn't have any hobbies? Yea, me too. I think we lasted about a month. I'm so glad that my boyfriend is able to have his own hobby, and it really keeps things interesting for our relationship. He can talk for hours about video games and I'm always really impressed about the things he has to say. I can sit there and watch him perfect a video game in seconds and there is nothing sexier than that. I know I have a talented boyfriend. Not only that, but video games are ever changing. There's always new games coming out, which means we always have something to talk about. I'm really lucky in the sense that I (italics to really emphasize that I'm the most basic beginner "gamer" out there) get to here about the newest tips and tricks to beating and perfecting a video game. Now if only I could actually be good at them.