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MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby News Portal » 8 Mar 12, 10:24 am

While some horror stories cite MMORPG addiction as the reason for relationship breakdown, a Brigham Young University study has turned up some interesting findings on the opposite side. The study checked in with 349 heterosexual couples, dividing them into two camps: One where both partners gamed, and one where only one did so. Happily, the study found that 76% of the former group experienced a surge in marital bliss – especially when they interacted together in-game.

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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Artful-dodgeR » 8 Mar 12, 10:45 am

Mmorpg couple right here. No complaints!
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Unread postby Drakand » 8 Mar 12, 10:54 am

My fionce and I run a TF2 clan together, we enjoy playing games together most nights, so happy that I got her to try TF2 :D
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Unread postby PalZer0 » 8 Mar 12, 10:59 am

IMO life ends at marriage. Having said that, I'm in the minority if the survey results that my 360 copy of Catherine gave me are anything to go by.
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Unread postby Disruptor4 » 8 Mar 12, 11:02 am

I play games no where near the amount I used to and that's because of having a gf. Been going out for 3 years now and we are fine. I just game when we don't see each other, which is when she is at work. She's a hairdresser so late night Thursday and half to a full day Saturday. I work full time monday to friday also which decreases the time. Would love to play more, but I can't so whatever lol. I just adapted to the change.
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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Breakin » 8 Mar 12, 11:47 am

lol i think its people lack of ability to adapt to change is where problems come in, if ur partner plays games with u, Great!. play as much as u like, but if they dont learn priorities...
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Unread postby Bluefire » 8 Mar 12, 11:56 am

Mmm try being an ex-gaming married couple :P Thats even more fun :?
Wish there was some way to log how many hours are spent actively looking at facebook and other such useless pos "social" webpages.
Pretty sure that would cut down the ago between gamer/non gamer.
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Unread postby -=THUNDERBIRD=- » 8 Mar 12, 4:44 pm

My girldfriend is Anti games and has killed my competitive gaming, plus any other gaming. I spend more time reading about games then actually playing them nowadays.

I still game inbetween when I can, but mainly it really just stops you from getting deep into the story and gameplay.
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Unread postby DarkMellie » 8 Mar 12, 4:57 pm

Thunderbird, you let your girlfriend pull you away from your hobby?

Gaming has been so important in my life, I enjoy it so much, if my partner told me to stop playing, she's not the right person for me. All things in moderation of course, but it sounds like your girlfriend needs her own hobby.

Don't become her 'thing', it only leads to an ugly relationship down the track.
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Unread postby Marius » 8 Mar 12, 8:07 pm

Yeah I agree with Mellie.

That's just not on.
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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Vencha88 » 8 Mar 12, 8:08 pm

Play games with my girlfriend all the time, she gets me into RPGs more and she started playing TF2 just to have a reason to hang out with me so we've even helped each other expand our gaming horizons. Gaming partners are great.
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Unread postby Disco LT » 8 Mar 12, 8:10 pm

I used to be a pretty hard core gamer, but I've toned it down a lot since I met my fiance. Not through her actions though, it's just that I generally prefer to spend time with her than be glued to a computer screen.

I don't mind though, and when I go through spurts of intense gaming she doesn't mind either, since they're far and few between. The last one was the release of BF3, but she knows once ME3 is downloaded I'll be putting in some serious time too.

I wish she played games other than the Sims though >.<
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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Artful-dodgeR » 9 Mar 12, 6:19 am

Disco LT wrote:I wish she played games other than the Sims though >.<


Be they hardcore or basically non-existent, any female gamer will play these games.
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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Novocaine » 9 Mar 12, 6:35 am

Artful-dodgeR wrote:Mmorpg couple right here. No complaints!



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Re: MMORPGs and Marriage

Unread postby Artful-dodgeR » 9 Mar 12, 6:41 am

Yes, but did yours get you into WoW? I avoided RPGs like the plague previously, and honestly I'll always be a nutjob FPS monkey at heart... yet she got me into WoW, and we played it like crazy. Basically any co-op game we comfortably play, as long as its not on console. She f**king hates consoles.

And this is why I am marrying her :P
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