Uncharted 4, Drake gaming on the couch with a friend as an adult gamer.

7 Reasons Gamers Make Great Partners

BY ALEKSANDER: Finding a soulmate is hard, but gamers can make great partners.  It turns out that some of the traits that make gamers so good at, well, gaming, also make them perfect for relationships.

Here are 7 reasons that gamers make great partners.

1. Most Gamers Give Their Partners Freedom

Many people sometimes want to spend time separately from their loved ones, even if they are in love and happy together. And, that’s okay!  Spending time apart is healthy in a relationship.

Most gamers know how valuable space and alone time is – heck, give us a few hours to play our favorite game and we’ll give you the space you need to invest in your hobbies or spend time with friends.  A gamer is a win-win option! 

2. We’re Built To Solve Problems

Break-ups suck.  There many reasons that some relationships just don’t make it. Unfortunately, some people will not always see the signs that everything is falling apart, and those that do don’t know how to pick up the pieces.

Gamers are built to solve problems and fix bad situations.  You won’t catch us Googling what to do if your wife wants to leave you; we’ll be too busy trying to level up the relationship.  Or playing more Destiny 2.  Who knows.

3. There Is No Need To Play Together

Of course, common hobbies bring people together. Many people are happy to be engaged in the hobbies of their partners.  But video games aren’t easy to get into; there are gameplay mechanics to master, lore to learn, and decades of awesome titles to catch up on.  Some people love gaming, others don’t.

If you don’t, there’s no reason to force yourself.  A gamer who makes a good partner will recognise that you don’t share the same love for their number one hobby and accept it.  As long as they get some time doing what they enjoy, they’ll also spend time with you doing shared hobbies.  There’s no need for you to use a gamepad if you don’t want to.

4. Gamers Are Patient

Gamers will always look for other options and continue to try to do something to solve any unpleasant situation. The same thing applies to your relationship. Since gamers always wait for something (for example, a new game or a stupidly large patch to solve glitches), their patience is well-developed.

If you need time to work through a few things, you’ll get it.

5. Gamers Have A Good Imagination

I’m not ashamed to say that I’m a big kid, and as a big kid, I have a big imagination.  As a bonus, that also means I’m constantly looking for interesting and fun things to do. 

As we spend most of our time in fictional fantasy worlds, we know how to find the amazing moments in the most mundane things.  Except for the Kardashians TV show.  We can’t help you there.

6. You Always  Know Where They Are

If the main hobby of your soulmate is computer games, you will hardly break up because of jealousy and other worries – unless you don’t like the time going into their World of Warcraft addiction (hey, we all have demons).

If your loved ones would rather spend time with you or be gaming over going out clubbing or spending time with strangers then you have one less thing to worry about.

7. It Is Clear What To Give Them

No, not that.  Whether it’s a birthday or for Christmas, the issue of gifts for a partner can be a challenge. What to give to a person who seems to have everything?

Gamers are easy to buy for and there are gifts for any budget.  The choice is simply huge, starting from banal mugs and t-shirts to more original options – art books, lithographs, and exclusive figures. A new gadget or game can be expensive but such a gift will certainly be appreciated. 

8. Gamers Know Tech

Okay, so, I’m clutching at straws with this one, but…we gamers come with technological benefits.

Yes, you read that right.

By dating a gamer, you will have your own specialist in personal computers, and you will never have to ask someone to fix a computer or deal with a technology issue again.  If we can figure out how to mod Skyrim, we sure as heck can stop Internet Explorer being your default browser (you’re welcome by the way).

So, yeah.  I’ll go back to Destiny 2 now.