Before you commit to a relationship, you explain to her that gaming is your hobby and you play videogames several hours a day on average. I've always been up front that I play a lot of videogames, especially when there's a big release like Halo or Black Ops. This has always worked great for me, and my current girlfriend has an XBOX that she plays occasionally. She knows gaming is my thing and it's all good. I have friends that have to play when girlfriends aren't home, and it's pretty pathetic.
I don't play Halo, so I find this is a pretty effective way to have time for my girlfriend(s), wife(ves), and/or kid(s).
how do you find time to post on boards for games you don't even play?
Popular Board Topics on the front page when I go do the daily Poll of the Day, you won't believe the lunacy that comes from those topics. Not to say this is one them, this is a very good topic. But every month there's always a "What are your top three Final Fantasy games?" thread.
Top 5 Hottest Cutest/Final Fantasy Girls IMO: Yuel>>Garnet>>Vanille>>Rikku>>Penelo Top 3 Final Fantasies: XIII-2>IX>Tactics
My fiancÚ usually doesn't mind if I play a couple hours after dinner each night during the week. I usually cook dinner and am pretty good at keeping our place clean so she really can't complain. What pisses her off is when I play all Friday night or Saturday night. Sunday afternoon is also a good time to get a couple hours in.
The bottom line is if the chores are done and everything is neat and tidy, all is good. As the saying goes, a happy wife is a happy life. I laugh at the guys who say you need to put your women in her place and do what you want because their women are probably miserable and don't respect them too much.
I'll bet your wife is !@#$%&* the neighbor and laughing her ass off at your pansy ass. "chores"?! What are you 7 years old? Put some pants on dude. "putting her in her place" and what you're doing are equally pathetic.