I’ve always been a gamer. I played the basic board games as a young child. I moved up to Axis and Allies in Boy Scouts. In high school I tried some miniatures games and Star Fleet Battles. In college I even tried Magic the Gathering for a while.
Previous relationships that I had with people would be embarrassed at the idea of dating a “gamer” and/or wouldn’t try some of the games with me.
Cassie, on the other hand, is someone who has no problems with me going to play games with my friends. But what’s even better is that she will give most of the games that I introduce to her a chance. I am pretty good at guessing what games she might like or might not like.
While I don’t believe that couples need to have 100% shared interests, it is great to be with someone who won’t discourage your interests and who will also take part in them. I am thankful that I found someone to share those interests with.