Okay so I’m late, but give me a break haha.
So in honor of the passing of February 14th I will post about something near and dear to my heart.
I guess this means I should have played video games on Valentine’s Day instead of watching The Pink Panther . . .
I know they say the closest way to a man’s heart is through is stomach, but I say its through his gaming.
This was actually a conversation that I had with Brad this weekend. We both agreed that if it had not been for video games we would have never ended up together. If he was not a gamer then I wouldn’t have been interested, if I was not a gamer we never would have bonded.
I can prove this too! Many a relationship I’ve had has ended because I can’t play video games with the current significant other. Once I realized how bad my now-ex boyfriend was at Super Smash Brothers the attraction kind of went downhill. That and he was a PC gamer . . . my brothers were very disappointed in my decision to date a PC gamer. No offense to PC players, but I’m a console girl.
I was one of the lucky girls whose mom thought it was not a waste of time to play video games. She thought it was completely wonderful way to spend time. Gaming tends to bond people, and you learn a lot about the other by their style of gaming.
I could give you many reasons for not dating other guys because of their methods while playing certain games. Not to mention their choice of characters. I have a hard time viewing a boy as a man when he is constantly choosing Princess Peach in SSB. What kind of man chooses a prissy girl in a pink dress with a parasol? We all know that Princess Peach was put in their specifically to appeal to young girls (which is why I never choose her).
Anyway, despite the fact that Brad and I couldn’t really stand each other when we first met . . . okay well he couldn’t stand me, I was absolutely in love with him, he didn’t have any trouble sitting down and playing Soul Caliber with me. In fact, he always encouraged me to join in on the games. He also had issues if anyone else shot at me while we were playing Halo, he was the only person allowed to kill me. This went for SSB Melee too. So then the whole game became “Quick! Quick! Someone kill me before Brad does!” Needless to say, this allowed for a lot of laughter, and despite the violent way we seemed to be interacting, we were interacting, and bonding. The rest, as they say, is history.
This whole article thing could be considered a continuation of my past post about video games being “The Great Equalizer”. It talks about how it’s great for couples and is a couple game that can be shared by any couple. With all these different genres and games, it’s just a huge plethora of fun for every couple, be you the blood thirsty screaming type or the shove your significant other into a pit full of lava type 😉
The one part of this article that fascinates me is this:
“Surprisingly, the fairer sex is more aggressive when it comes to playing to win”
DUH the fairer sex is more aggressive! What man wants to be beaten by the dominant female!! . . .
oh . . . wait . . . I’m the fairer sex aren’t I? oops!
Well of COURSE I’m going to be more aggressive during video games. I’m a GIRL! I actually have something to prove when it comes to gaming. If a guy beats me that is perfectly normal, its EXPECTED, but if I beat a guy well then that’s an accomplishment. Not to mention, how much more attractive is a girl when she beats you at a game fair and square, no button smashing? Admit it, its one of the most attractive things in the WORLD! It makes that cute little button nose one of the most amazing things you’ve ever seen.
No guy wants to beat a girl at Pretty Pretty Princess, but every girl wants to beat a guy at Mario Kart. It’s a territory where they feel they have a slight edge. Not to mention for some reason I think girls love the idea that they can drive like a man in a video game, no more responsible driving! 😉 Oh well, you know what I mean.