Men and video games

United States
November 18, 2015 4:49pm CST
Is your husband, fiancé, boyfriend always playing video games? How does this affect you? Do you mind? Does it bother you? Do you find it childish past a certain age? Anybody out there with women in their lives who can't live without their video games? How does this impact you? I'm curious. My husband plays NBA 2k all the time. Sometimes it bothers me, sometimes it doesn't. I guess it depends on when he tries to play it, how long he plays for and how many times a day he plays. I just don't get it though. He's one of those men that need the game as soon as it's released. For the most part he doesn't let the game get in the way of time with his family but it's still bugs me when the first thing he wants to do with his free time is okay that damn game. He even takes it on vacation with him. Am I over reacting?
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@Susan2015 (27090)
• United States
19 Nov 15
My husband plays Solitaire on his phone even when watching TV! No to the video games.
• United States
19 Nov 15
Does he do this at other times when you guys are engaged in something else? Does he seem to always be playing solitaire on his phone? Does this bother you?
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@Susan2015 (27090)
• United States
19 Nov 15
@MrsWest Sometimes yes when we are sitting together on the sofa with the throw over us and we are watching TV. And he constantly has his phone in his hand.
@PhredWreck (5998)
18 Nov 15
I don't know...what is your opinion on women and video games, because I know some of them that would rather play their games than do anything else...it isn't just men.
• United States
18 Nov 15
I said men because you'll typically find this to be a larger hobby with men than woman and because I can't judge on a woman because I don't have a woman significant other which is why I asked the men their opinions. My question is directed towards people whose significant others are large video game players. Im curious if people have a problem with their significant other playing video games all the time. My significant other is my husband, and for the most part I'm not a fan and was wondering if others agreed.
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@Rollo1 (16650)
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Nov 15
I think men are more likely to get obsessive over games, but women do too. Games should be fun, and a hobby, but not a lifestyle.
@cahaya1983 (10057)
• Malaysia
19 Nov 15
We don't have one at home, so fortunately I don't have to deal with that issue. I can understand your frustration though. I don't know too many people that would take video games with them on a vacation.
@zebra2222 (5241)
• United States
19 Nov 15
I own a lot of video games, but I use them sparingly. There should be consideration on how much a person uses them.
@Lucky15 (34104)
• Philippines
18 Nov 15
my nephew is playing the same, it is always his mother who gets annoyed with that hobby of his