I remember the first time I visited my first boyfriend, Alex, at his house in 2004.
It was a junior high crush, and I spent at least three to four hours watching him play the video game Final Fantasy X. But, as our relationship progressed, and we were getting to know each other better, I knew what I was getting myself in to–I was dating a gamer.
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I wouldn’t be much fun to play with…,” or, “But I don’t know how to play…” It was one rainy day with nowhere to go, hanging out at his house, when he handed me a second Play Station™ controller and said, “Hey, play this game with me. I’ll show you.” Without excuses, I took the controller awkwardly in my hands, and, together, we button-mashed our way through a car race in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.So I guess I couldn’t say I was surprised that I found myself sharing him with his Play Station 2, and, as the years went on, his Play Station 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.I was starting to feel as though I was in a love triangle—a love triangle between him, myself and the latest installment of Halo.But don’t let that scare you off–gamers can make the best boyfriends, as I came to realize.You just have to know how to push their right buttons.