I'm kind of struggling with how to approach this subject, as you're about to see, but seeing as I know this is the only forum I frequent that might have something useful to say (Maybe... Just maybe...) so I thought 'hey, why not', so please forgive me if this is an extremely ham-fisted post.
So: my girlfriend of four years is not a gamer, and that's fine. I am a gamer, and that is also fine. We obviously get along great, have a lot of common interests, it's just that gaming isn't one of them. However, I would very much like it to become one. Instead of sitting down to watch a film I'd love to be able to play something, maybe even discuss games occasionally, I'm sure you know how it is. I hear about couples who play - gasp - Borderlands 2 together, and I'm sitting here being like 'But I want that!'. The question is, how do you go about that if you're with a non-gamer?
Surely some of you are in relationships with gamers, right? Have they always been gamers the entire time you've known them? Did you encourage/force/blackmail/etc them into it? Obviously everyone is different, so there is no such thing as a one approach for all and I've been formulating a list of games I think she could get into, but the question is how do you introduce these games to someone who doesn't care for games much? I think she'd get into them if she gave them a chance, but it's that hurdle I'm struggling with.
Basically, I want her to see videogames how RPS views videogames. I'm keen to hear what your experiences with this subject have been, and I'm almost certain a thread about this exists, it must, but I have no idea what I'd search for to find it. Apologies if I'm being totally blind, also apologies if this is in completely the wrong place.