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Is video games ever a good way to get together with a girl? Like with a girl who isn't totally a gaming nerd but also doesn't dislike playing games mostly. I know it's pretty common to take a girl to the movies, but the thing with movies and video games is she doesn't even pay attention to you the whole time (or does she?). Are you able to make these moments more fun or interactive or whatever?

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i think playing a video game and going to the movies as a date are totally different. With a video game, you're playing and interacting with each other... talking, flirting, friendly competition.. it would be fun. I probably woudlnt do it the first date... maybe the second or 3rd... table top games, so card games or board games would be fun too.

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If she's totally into it then yes, it would be quite original. Heck if a guy takes me to a soccer game in the first date (I'm a total maniac) instead of the traditional blockbuster movie date, I would be impressed as *beep*...

But if she's not THAT into video games .... then maybe not?

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Wait until you are actually in a relationship or have been dating for a bit to bring out the video games.

 

My boyfriend and I played through gears of war on insanity last night. Today we will probably try and get all the COG tag achievements and then finish the rest of Red Dead Redemption. Also, I have to watch him play Dead Space this weekend. He's too freaked out to play it himself. hehe.

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I think it would be a cool date. It's different, fun, competitive, you might have to show her how to play, but it would be a great ice breaker. I like video games, but I find it to be very expensive and I have other things I want to spend my money on. I own one video game and a controller for my PC. Guys, are usually a lot better at allowing themselves to spend money on "toys" than girls are. I also agree with some other posters, you might want to find out how she feels about video games, because some girls really don't like them. I feel they are another form of entertainment, like TV, movies, board games, etc., but there seems to be a stigma attached to guys who constantly play video games.

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Honestly, I love video games. But, I'd be a bit timid about a guy if he whipped them out on the first date. Like 'Really, this is our wining and dining stage and we're sitting on the coach, fighting off a zerg rush?".

 

It would make me question when A) The last time he had a girl at his place was and B ) If he had much going on in his life.

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I would feel the girl out before whipping out the video games. Mostly you'll be looked at as horribly immature if you bring them up as a date idea and she's not horribly into them (and frankly, statistically, most women certainly aren't).

 

Know your audience. Stick to ideas that get you out of the house until you get to know the girl. If you find out she's a bit of a nerd after a few dates, then go for it.

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Honestly, I love video games. But, I'd be a bit timid about a guy if he whipped them out on the first date. Like 'Really, this is our wining and dining stage and we're sitting on the coach, fighting off a zerg rush?".

 

It would make me question when A) The last time he had a girl at his place was and B ) If he had much going on in his life.

 

L-O-L!!

 

Honestly, I've been a gaming nerd all my life and would find it totally cool if a girl was down to hit the arcades but even I know that most girls are likely to not share the same interest.

 

If I was going to take a girl out to Gameworks, I would stick to something interactive such as air hockey. Face it, she's just not going to be happy playing Street Fighter.

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I am a super nerd gaming girl, but I still wouldn't recommend gaming as a date early on either. Maybe once you are exclusive and you know this girl would like gaming, but early on it might be a little odd to her. Now, mind you, gaming at home and going to an arcade or activity center (we have a pizza place up here that has indoor mini golf, laser tag, batting cages, arcade, etc) is different. I'd like to go to the placce like we have here with all the games on a date, but I don't know about sitting on someone's couch and watching them play Halo or something. Most girls that aren't gamers don't care for the FPS games anyways. As others have mentioned, something like Tetris Party or Super Mario or Guitar Hero might be different, but even as a gamer-chick I don't think I would want that to be a date early on in a relationship.

 

My hubby and I met in an online video game, and we still play games together to this day, but when we met in person and started dating, none of our dates were gaming.

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i've taken girls out to a gaming place before on a first date. they served alcohol and food and had games we could compete on. never had a bad time or a complaint.

 

i wouldn't recommend staying in and playing xbox or ps3.

 

Yes, going out to a Dave and Busters or Gameworks would be a great first or second date.

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I agree with other posters...I wouldn't do it on the 1st date..maybe 2nd or 3rd. Also, you need to make sure that the girl actually likes video games. I know many girls who don't like them, or are iffy. If they aren't that into gaming but are a bit open to it, then why not try a MarioKart game on the Wii or something like that?

 

I love video games and most of my boyfriends (with the exception of my current one!) also liked them. My last boyfriend is actually a video game tester at Blizzard in Cali. Good stuff. I love playing games with a boyfriend, especially competing against each other. It's fun.

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I love games, but I feel weird playing them with a girlfriend for more than 1/2 hour at a time. It's even worse when they trash talk you like crazy, but want to quit once you start winning. Someone always seems to take it too far when I do it.

 

So first date? Absolutely not. And wth is a zerg rush?

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