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5 Ways Gaming Can Improve Your Relationship

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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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nekoy... nekoyukidoll

My ex got me into World of Warcraft,  It was great until he didn't like the direction the writers were taking the game and spent all his time complaining about it.  He decided to stop playing and when I told him I wasn't since I still liked the game, he turned into a real d-bag.

dreamsky dreamsky

You know men get addicted to these games. Once you open that door it's a b**** to close it.

kever... keversole

I love gaming and so does my DH. Admittedly more than me :).  When we feel like we need to do something together at home, it's always a game. we might buy a month of WoW time and play every week end for that month or we might put in Little Big Planet (if you haven't played it, you need to try it) 

Megan Johnson

Dh and I both game together (We played Wizardry Online together last night) and it's a great bonding tool for us.  We sit back to back, since that's how our computer room is set up and we play.  It's how we spend time together.

purpl... purpleflower514

Dreamsky- Women can get addicted to those games, too and not everyone who plays becomes addicted. Saying that is like saying that having a glass of wine at dinner each night will turn you into an alcoholic.


My husband has been playing WoW since the beginning and I started playing 2 years ago. It has been great for our relationship, given us something to do together and something to talk about.

ToolA... ToolArmy066

Nothing like hanging out with my hubby and playing either Mw3 or some black ops until 2 am, good times! :)

Amie Acosta

We love gaming together! :] It's so much fun and sweet, we call each other guide buddies lol.

nonmember avatar Lexi jordan

I love playing Xbox with my hub. Although, depending on the game he won't let me play! My guy is a super competitive ex-football player and has a mean competition streak. Some games (COD or Madden) we can' play together cause it would cause fights! hahah

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