Can Gaming Be A Romantic Valentine's Day Endeavor?
There was a time when Valentine's Day and video games were mutually exclusive.
If you were playing a video game on Valentine's Day - and especially V-Day night - you weren't in a relationship. You probably weren't even close.
That's just the way things were. But the situation has changed dramatically over the decades and now, plenty of women enjoy playing games. The only thing is, can gaming really be a romantic activity? I'm not sure I can name many games that would qualify as "romantic," at least not from the female perspective. And besides, even though you're playing together, you're still not really communicating, which is what intimacy is all about, of course.
Even so, I'm willing to bet there are plenty of gamer couples out there who will celebrate Valentine's Day with a little game time. Maybe it's a co-op quest or maybe it's something cutesy. Then again, maybe both are core gamers and they're off a-questing in an MMO or tackling a tough Raid in Destiny. Then again, maybe it's just about playing an old-school puzzler or platformer together and laughing a bit about the good ol' days.
Valentine's Day and gaming isn't mutually exclusive any longer, but I do wonder if gaming can ever be a really important part of this so-called holiday. ;)
2/12/2015 10:00:07 PM Ben Dutka