Diving Into A Story Together Can Be Very Rewarding as a Couple
One important thing to keep in mind about video games is that most of them are much more than just mindless mayhem. Some of the best have incredibly deep, rich, and layered stories that they tell as the video game progresses. As a couple, you’ll become much more absorbed in the story while working together to solve it. What you’ll notice is that the time you spend together seems to pass by incredibly fast as you play.
More than that, psychologists have suggested that exploring something together can create incredibly strong bonds between you and your mate-to-be. It creates a real sense of camaraderie as you share experiences, and those experiences become part of the shared history that makes you an actual married couple. (Some of the best couple games do this very well, including The Last of Us and Detroit: Become Human. The Witness and Beyond: Two Souls are also excellent. They have lovely, heart-wrenching stories that will bring a tear to both of your eyes when the game is done. (They’re some of the most beautiful video games.)
For many ‘almost newlyweds,’ being a ‘gamer couple’ is also something to be proud of. Many folks are thrilled to be a gamer couple and enjoy testing their wits and skills against other couples. There are plenty of games for couples online also, so that you’ll always have a new and more fun game to play.
Video Games Help You To Communicate and Problem Solve
No matter how you slice it, communication is essential in any relationship, especially a marriage. When a married couple can speak freely, openly, and honestly, their relationship will have no other choice than to become extremely strong and stable. See, during any type of video game, you have to trade information back-and-forth to win the game and beat your opponents. That means making decisions and problem-solving, which, if you’re playing together, you’ll be forced to do together also. (Yes, sometimes that includes screaming, yelling, and going a little bit nuts, but that’s all part of the fun!)
Playing Video games Encourages You To Encourage Each Other.
The biggest complaint that married couples (or soon to be married couples) have is that they find it hard to encourage each other. Some people feel like they don’t get enough encouragement from their partners. When you’re playing a video game, however, you have to have your partners back. Encouraging them through the game, especially when things get complicated, is part and parcel of playing. Your partner will also encourage you to keep going, support you when the game gets tough, and celebrate when you win!
What’s really great is that, When you play, you’ll be going back-and-forth in terms of encouragement. For example, during one part of a specific video game, you might encourage your partner while, during another, they might inspire you. Sometimes you might even commiserate together about how a specific game is challenging or a particular adversary is hard to defeat. At the end of the day, you’ll be encouraging and supporting each other so much that, in the world world, your arguments will all seem silly. Also, there are quite a few romantic games for couples to play that will put you both in the mood. (We think most would agree there’s nothing wrong with that!)
While You Play, You’ll Be Creating Wonderful Memories
Have you and your partner ever been on an adventure? Maybe a trip to a foreign country, traveling to a different state, or camping together for a week? If you have, you know that adventures like that create wonderful, indelible memories that you take with you throughout your life. Now, some might argue that the memories you make when playing a video game aren’t the same, but they would be dead wrong. Many people who play video games regularly will tell you that the memories they make while playing are just as vivid (and sweet) as any other.
The fact is, many people are seriously “into” video games and feel emotions while playing. Shock, happiness, laughter, and loss are all part of the game, Experiences that you won’t soon forget. Also, when you have these experiences together, your relationship gets all the more robust for it. Not only will you make memories, but you’ll also be able to play different characters and explore your different personalities. For example, you may decide to be a fantastic beast in a particular video game or a sexy alien in one of the games for couples you play. The best couple games allow you to play a damsel in distress and a shining knight (and neither has to be gender-specific).
Video games are more than just fun, they’re experiences. They have stories that come with morals, characters, and even cultures that can open your eyes, mind, and heart. Some of the characters you will come to adore in time while, with others, the word “hatred” might not be too harsh. Indeed, some video games are much more in-depth than anyone gives them credit for and, as we’ve said repeatedly, can be excellent for keeping your upcoming marriage healthy.