Hi, I’m Vicki. I like hugging puppies, baking cookies, making lame jokes and watching trashy reality shows.
And my partner is a gamer.
I first started blogging for my own personal amusement and because I needed something to busy myself with while my partner was gaming. I wanted to document some of the positive things I had experienced as a non-gamer dating a gamer in an attempt to counter some of the negative views online about gamers and relationships. There are entire forums where partners of gamers rant to one another and Yahoo Answers is littered with cries of “HELP my BF is addicted to gaming, what do I do??!!” and “My boyfriend won’t stop playing his stupid Call of Duty game!”. I wanted to change this.
TO PARTNERS OF GAMERS (PoGs):
If you’re pulling your hair out over your partner’s gaming habits, trust me – I know what you’re going through. Let me give you some insights into the mind of your partner and their love of gaming, and show you how you can make it work in your relationship. I will share my experiences, tip and mind games with you, if you’ll only care to listen. Your partner’s love of games does not have to mean “Game Over” for your relationship.
Gather round. A little closer now. You may not realise this yet, but I hold the power to make your Significant Other much more understanding of your significant other hobby. And you might learn a thing or two along the way as well. Share this blog with your partner – you can thank me later.
Many of you have already been kind enough to share your own relationship stories with me, whether as the gamer or the non-gamer in your own relationships. It warms my heart to know that you guys connect so much with what I’m writing, so please do continue sharing. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.