According to statistics, over the past six months, 65% of the American population played games, as opposed to 53% who watched movies. An no doubts many of the gamers are males. This represents a huge demographic, so it’s no wonder that new game releases are as feverishly anticipated as any film release. There are so many reasons why gaming has become such a popular pastime, not least because of the opportunities offered for socializing.
Here we’ll take a closer look into why co-op games have become seamlessly integrated into virtual dates, including gay dating. And we’ll also provide you with a shortlist of the five best games to play on date night.
1. Choose partners who share your gaming passion
If you’re a gamer who has never succumbed to the temptation of checking out digital gay dating outlets, you’ll be in for a treat. There’s so much more to these outlets than simply being platforms where you can sift through profiles of other single males. If you join a platform for gay hookup, programs will point you towards those other members sharing your interests. Should you happen to have stated you love playing co-op games during your application, these algorithms will help track down fellow gamers who would be perfect in terms of compatibility.
2. Arrange a virtual date to test your chemistry
Unlike dating in the traditional world, where discovering aspects of someone’s personality can take time, going online allows you to form a more instant picture. The more discreet messages you exchange with a prospective gay partner via the secure communication channel, the greater the rapport you can develop.
These services can also act as a social hub, offering chat room facilities where you could join in group discussions about recommended games. Soon you’ll be building a wide social circle of eager gamers. As soon as you’re drawn to someone in particular, it’s easy enough to break away for a more amorous one-on-one conversation. With that in mind, how about we check out five games to enjoy together once you’ve arranged a virtual date?
Choose from this list
- It Takes Two
When first released last year, this game was an instant hit with fans and critics alike, notching up over 5 million sales. Ideal for co-op play, it is specifically meant for split-screen cooperative player action, with different rules (games mechanics) that need to be applied to progress. You inhabit the characters of a married couple, May and Cody, going through a divorce. The plot unfolds as May and Cody become trapped inside dolls constructed by their daughter, Rose, and are inspired to fix their marriage.
- Borderlands 3
On the planet Pandora, there are mysterious vaults rumored to contain technology left behind by aliens, known as the Eridians. You have to co-operate on a quest to help a team of vault hunters search for a lost map and then unearth the secrets of the first vault to be discovered. Other forces are hunting for this technology and also the treasure that is also apparently waiting to be unearthed in these underground lairs. There are also guardian beasts to be overcome.
- Sea of Thieves
In this thoroughly entertaining co-op game, you assume the role of pirates on sailing ships, tasked with completing various voyages towards becoming piratical legends. What is especially good about this game is that it has been developed to unfold by unlocking cosmetic items – allowing experienced and casual gamers to be able to participate. If you happen top on a different level to the person you’re enjoying a virtual date with, your satisfaction won’t be impeded.
- New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
Those mustachioed Mario Brothers surely need a little introduction! This massively popular game has been around for years, and this latest version is a worthy addition to the franchise. Here you have to rescue Princess Peach from the clutches of Bowser and his henchmen, employing a mechanical arm to keep you at bay.
- A Way Out
In another split-screen co-op game, the object of this feature is to work together to escape from prison. The outcome of the game alters depending on which of the two main protagonists, Vincent or Leo survives. A big hit on its release, this has gone on to shift over 3.5 million copies and is also critically acclaimed.
There are so many games that would be perfect for getting the adrenaline going, as well as providing a stimulating backdrop to your virtual date. We’ve provided five suggestions. Obviously, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You might prefer finding out which other popular mainstream games offer co-option, from Halo to Call of Duty or even use cheat codes during the game. Whatever you choose, you can have a lot of fun balancing the thrills of gaming with socializing with your partner. And you could always vary the game for your next date.