Online gaming is currently one of the most popular leisure activities in the world. Believe it or not, more and more adults are spending an increasing amount of time playing games online, making it a substantial hobby. As such, it becomes an important issue in many relationships today, affecting how successful a couple is, romantically.
Brigham Young University has recently published a study that confirms this. The study has found that couples who enjoy playing online games together experience higher rates of satisfaction in their relationships. 76% of the couples interviewed who play games together reported being happy in their relationships, while 70% of couples in which only one partner games have relationship problems.
However, the study also found that if one partner is more experienced than the other, it could lead to relationship troubles. They may get frustrated if their romantic counterpart cannot keep up.
We suppose the fact remains that all couples who enjoy at least one mutual activity will experience more satisfaction in their relationships. Whether it’s playing online poker or console video games, if couples enjoy the same things, they will be happier together.