In fact, if you are playing a game like Overwatch, you can expect that nearly half your team are female gamers.Sharron, a self-proclaimed "girl gamer" states: "When I'm playing first person shooters or strategy games, I'm not that interested in talking into the mic.
Our minds work in a similar way." Studies also show that couples with a deep shared interest, such as video games or online gaming, tend to have long-lasting and healthy relationships.
This is typically the case for any couple with any kind of shared interests or hobbies.
One major benefit of having a shared interest: An instant ice-breaker for first dates and hanging out.
Sam explains: "When I dated a girl who was into gaming, it was easy to talk about popular games like Halo, Team Fortress 2, Overwatch, Counter-Strike, League of Legends, DOTA, World of Warcraft (Wo W), Battlefield, Final Fantasy and all the classics - because we both had intimate knowledge of the games and stories.
It allows nerve-racking first date 'small talk' to easily flow into deep, meaningful discussion - which is very attractive and appealing." Unfortunately, a lot of men get the wrong impression that gamer girls are rare, when in actuality they are quite common.
In particular, single gamers with a shared interest in video gaming.