You should never give up something you enjoy for a reason like that. You shouldn't be dating someone that can't accept you anyways. There's always room for improvement but no one should have to change themselves for someone else. Anything you do should be in moderation.. you can game, draw, and write.. you just have to make time for each of them. I know it's difficult.. because when I started gaming I stopped writing and drawing as well, but I try to set aside certain times or days of the week for other things. There are plenty of girls that love gaming, just wait for the right girl. I've never gotten into a relationship because I was trying to find someone, it has always happened naturally. Stopping gaming isn't going to cause girls to fall into your lap.
Get back to drawing and writing in your free time instead! you will have more to show for it and other people will appreciate it more Im a lot more interested when an old friend shows an impressive bit of artwork than if i find they where in the top guild on a game. much better to create as a hobby than to shoot zombies and kill npcs and do a mix of repetitive tasks! Unless you some how make real money playing them which is near impossible do something more creative join a art or writing group or something?
You shouldn't have to stop gaming unless you play far too much, its taking over your life. As long as its not an addition, you should be okay. Just find somebody you have in common with, even if its a different game. However make sure that you don't neglect your partner as well.
Why would you need to give it up? Unless you just sit there and game all day long without doing anything else then I don't see the problem or why you would ever need to give it up. I still play, my dad still plays, my grandmother sits on her coffee table playing super nintendo lol. Have fun!
No, you shouldn't give up things that are a big part of your life or identity in order to get into or stay in a relationship. However, if you game constantly, to the point where you're not making time for other people, then it's a big problem and you need to scale it back.
No. You shouldn't have to give up video games if you enjoy them! Heck, I love video games and I've been in a relationship for two years. I think it's good in moderation. It's healthy to have other hobbies and interest too. Get back into drawing and writing if it's what you enjoy. Meet new people and socialize a little. Plenty of people enjoy video games and you could even find someone to bond about it with! :) Just keep it to a healthy moderation. Good luck. :)
Hmmm... If games are preventing you from going outside and meeting new people (I know gamers who have normal lives and girlfriends... and they never saw gaming as a problem because it's not an addiction to them)...
Eventually you're going to need to grow up and let the games go. You're not going to find anyone if you stay playing video games all day. You're missing your chance to get out in the world and meet someone who could potentially be your soul mate.
You could choose the second option, but I wouldn't. The one thing you'd have in common is that you both are gamers, and that could possibly be the only thing you'd have in common which would make for a very sad relationship.
Here's the thing... Most girls have no problem with gamers per de but rather with the image of gamers. So if you are more of a regular guy (has friends, dresses well, in decent shape, goes out of the house ) who happens to like gaming, you might get in a relationship. If you seem like a stereotypical gamer, it will be harder.
be with someone who doesn't mind your hobbies. I don't watch sports but I understand my man's gonna watch every single game and bet on them too. what's the difference? just be respectful and don't ignore her when she's over
You don't have to give it up. I don't like when people say you need to sacrifice things you love just for a relationship. That's not good. You can play less and make equal time for gaming, a relationship and work and whatever else you do, but you don't need to give it up entirely. That's a part of you and you shouldn't have to do that. Just less.
My husband is a gamer and it drove a wedge between us. Balance is necessary. Do not give up what you like to do to find someone. Just do your thing and you will find someone who will either tolerate it, enjoy it, or you never want to do anything than to be with them.
No, Do whatever pleases you, Eventually love will find you
My boyfriends a gamer and I'm the complete opposite but some how we found each other. If you really enjoy drawing/writing then go for it but don't just do that to find someone. Only do it if it's something you really have your heart set on.
Game it up. Don't give up something as fun and awesome as gaming for a woman.
You don't even need a woman who is into gaming. Just a woman who respects you and your hobby and always comes when you yell "BABE, COME QUICK! CHECK OUT THIS FUCKING SCRUB WHO THINKS HE'S ON MY LEVEL!!!" and says " You showed him, babe." and gives you a kiss after you establish your male dominance over said scrub in front of your woman.
Don't forget how big the gaming industry is now. A lot of women are fine with it even if it's not personally their thing.
Just remember to make time for her too and she won't give a shit if you game if she's a good woman.
Just try and see if you can find a single lady out there locally that have the same interests as you and have a lot in common with. Try and see if you can find another single lady locally that also plays or at least had played WoW, and also enjoys drawing and writing.
Just learn to balance everything with proper Time Management and Set Realistic Goals.
Hold on till you find someone that enjoys gaming with you or someone who doesn't mind you gaming (just ensure that you aren't obsessed with gaming so much that you take the relationship at convenience)
Gaming doesn't prevent you getting a relationship. It's all about balance, you can't let it take over your life. You can raid mythic and still have a job, go out with friends, have a girlfriend, go to the gym, go on vacation etc. Just have the willpower to step outside.
Everything in moderation! I love gaming too, but I know that I can play the games any time I like, but I can only see my girlfriend when we have free time. I would love to go straight home and play Overwatch, but it's a beautiful afternoon and winter will be here before you know it, so I am going to go for a bike ride while I still can.
Fuck that shit dude game as much as you want, if someone doesn't want to be with you for simply gaming, your going for the wrong ones. Whatever you do to keep you busy and entertained should be no concern of others, if gaming was such a crime to do then everyone who likes to entertain them selves in any manor of way should be ashamed of their self.
Whats the point drawing and writing? If gaming is somehow the sole reason for you not asking out girls, then sure if you're more into a relationship. Switching one hobby for another doesn't seem like it's going to help though.
Hell no, not in my opinion. Gaming> relationships. You are better off just staying single. There's only 24 hours in a day, not enough time to do both unless you just want to be a mediocre gamer and have a relationship you are better off without (worthwhile ones take time and effort).
I don't know man. I've dated some seriously hot girls in the past who were perfectly happy to play games all day. One of them sucked at games, but would be happy to sit on my lap and watch me play for hours.
Yes, absolutely. You're wasting your life away. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just a waste. Make yourself awesome, expand your horizons, take up some exciting hobbies. It's scary you're 35 and don't know how to 'get a relationship'. Wow.