A question to female gamers: how did you get into gaming? And why do I ask? I want to play Diablo 3 with my wife when it comes out I think there are many guys in my position and, who knows, maybe some girls, too. So this thread is all about sharing those tips for getting an important person all excited of something that's important for you. Hopefully we can get some stories about succesfully shared excitement also First, let me present my case I'm not a hardcore gamer, I just play a couple hours a week, tops. Most of the time I don't play anything. I know I want to play Diablo 3 at least some time when it comes out, preferably with that special someone. We've played all kinds of games together, like age of empires, and she likes sims, dreamfall and all kinds of fun games. Being a RPG fan, I might've pushed her too much, so she really don't like RPG games, which kind of bums me out. We've tried WoW, which didn't spark anything in either of us. We have beaten D2:LoD in a LAN party which we went together, but since some of the guys were such a pro gamers, there were no time to comprehend what we were doing. We also played Titan Quest full through but after a promising start it got really repetitive. After this all RPG's are seen as a repetitive click-fest with no point at all. Maybe she's just smarter than me (which she totally is) but I still have this small child in me which screams 'YAY' everytime I find a nice item and it feels sad that I can't spark that feeling in her at all. I'm more than okay with playing casual games with her and it's not like I require anything out of her. She's totally awesome for trying dozens of games and wanting to play them with me. When I told that D3 is coming she assumpted that I want to reserve a week to throw a LAN party to my friends. That's great and all, but I really want to share that week with her, instead. I know from experience that you can't force anyone to like something. When you do that, it backfires and you end up being further in your goal. So after noticing a lot of female gamers here on the forum I thought that maybe I could ask about your stories and how you got into gaming? Want to share some tips or give us the female perspective? EDIT: 1) What was the first game you played? 2) How old you were then and how old you are now? 3) Did you discover gaming alone or did someone introduce you? 4) How many hours you play in a week? 5) What's the best thing about games? Why do you play? 6) Favorite gaming genre? 7) Are you male or female? 8) Do you have problems at home because computer games? 9) Best game ever? 10) Best gaming memory ever? Does it include other people? You can answer only to some of the questions if you don't want to share that much information on the internet.