5 Ways Gaming Can Improve Your Relationship

video gamesWhen you've been in a relationship a long time, you kind of fall into a routine. Dinner, wine, couch, fall asleep, repeat. It's lovely and cozy, and everyone likes what they know, but every once in a while, it's nice to mix things up a bit. Every once in a while, it's nice to play a game.

We're not talking board games here -- though, those are nice, too. We're talking video games. A little friendly competition among partners. It's exactly what you need to perk up an otherwise hum-drum Monday night.

Here are 5 ways gaming can improve your relationship.


Friendly competition. Sometimes all you need is some hot controller-on-controller action to spice up a dull relationship. Sounds ridiculous, but we're serious! Any time someone has a little competitive edge, some drive in their eyes, they look a little sexier. Don't believe us? Try it.

Taking an interest. Odds are pretty slim that both of you are die-hard gamers. In fact, we're going to take a wild stab in the dark here and say that he's the one with more of a penchant for vegging out in front of the TV, working out his thumb muscles. Show a little interest. It may be kind of boring to you, but at the very least, it'll make him happy.

It'll get you to talk. Look, it's impossible to not talk when you're competing against someone in a video game. If you're used to sitting on separate couches, typing away on separate laptops, this is a way to bring you together, people.

It'll get you up and moving. Long gone are the days of sitting video games. Now, games require you to stand, jump, and even dance around. When was the last time you and your partner got moving together?

It's free! Hey, if you've already got the system and the games (or even a laptop), a date night of gaming won't cost you a dime. What's better than that?

Do you and your partner ever play video games?

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