3) Couples that game together, stay together...sort of
"OK, admittedly this one is a bit tricky. You could share your favorite game with her, coach her through campaign on easy, then jump into co-op to bring down a boss or two. But chances are, if she wasn't into gaming before you started dating, she probably won't pick it up now that you are. As my mentor Tina put it: 'Gaming is kinda individual, it speaks to the likes you have. And you can invite someone to play with you, but in the end you either like gaming or you don't.'
At the end of the day, conventional wisdom says that's it's better to have a real girl in your life than the AI variety. If all else fails, here's a stat that could give the devoted gamer hope: 45% of gamers are already women. Find one. Be happy.
Kate Yeager is currently a freelance host and feature tech reporter for Q13 Fox in Seattle.