Beyond RPGs: A Look at Romance in Various Video Game Genres

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Video gaming is massive. But do you appreciate exactly how massive? According to the latest research, over 3 billion people enjoyed game-playing in 2023, accounting for a staggering 41% of the global population. Games cover every imaginable topic, from car racing to battling zombies to exploring extra-terrestrial environments. But one of the most popular genres of all is games intertwined with something humans are programmed to do – search for love.

Dating and video gaming are inextricably linked, both as a backdrop to the actual activity, with gaming often being indulged in during date night, but also as a topic for the game itself. Role-playing games resonate particularly, as the players have the opportunity to adopt a wide variety of guises as they interact. In double-player mode, this can inject any date with dynamic qualities. Other games are not necessarily of the RPG variety but contain romantic attraction as a key component. This all gives rise to two important questions. Firstly, how do you go about arranging a romantic encounter with a gaming companion?

Secondly, which titles are most recommended for players seeking romantic outcomes in their games?

Dating experience is going online

The best place to track down a prospective gaming partner is to stick with the digital world. There are many places where gamers like to hang out, such as conventions, cafes, libraries, and so on, but the number one outlet for arranging a get-together is to refer to a local hookup website. Here, you’ll come across a wide variety of singles sharing your interest in gaming, and it’s easy to whittle down the huge array of potential partners. After registering with these resources, you can state your location, and specify the catchment area of the people you’d like to connect with – within 15 miles, 10 miles, 5 miles – or whatever.

Discreet communication channels will allow you to exchange DMs are you get familiar with whichever of the other users have most caught your eye. Exchanges messages, discuss your favorite games, and make arrangements to meet up over coffee and consoles! Now, let’s look into some of the best video games with romantic options to indulge in.

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Romance in big modern video games

 Cyberpunk 2077

Research has shown that adults playing video games get a real buzz out of it, making them happy. Cyberpunk 2077 will put a smile on your face (sometimes a grimace) as you cope with life in a megapolis where body modification is rampant. Your romance and hookup options are Panam, Judy, Kerry, and River. You can have a lot of fun calling your chosen one up for hangouts.

Fable series

In Nation, after bandits raid his village, murdering his father and kidnapping his sister, a boy orphan realizes his destiny to become a hero. You can romance any Fable character, as long as their sexuality indicates they are a potential match. How can you tell who likes you? Easy! A heart appears above the person’s head which will grow the greater the attraction. When they finally fall in love, this heart starts blinking.

Baldur’s Gate 3

There are many local hookup options in Baldur’s Gate 3, a game involving friendship and betrayal in the fantastical medieval Forgotten Realms. The good news is that this is wholly inclusive, as you can romance a diverse choice of companions, regardless of their class, ethnicity, or gender.

Grand Theft Auto series

GTA 6 Trailer

GTA has evolved into one of the most popular open-world action games of all time. In its original format, the urban landscapes featured were loosely based on real-life US locations, New York City, San Francisco, and Miami (appropriately fictionalized as Vice City!) In previous versions, players could interact with girlfriends, but in GTA V, if you’re looking for romance you’ll have to settle for a hookup with a non-playable stripper strutting her stuff.

The Witcher 3

In another hugely popular franchise, players control the Witcher, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with slaying various monsters. There are also many options to inject the blood and guts action with some well-deserved romantic interludes, including Yennefer and Triss as primary romance options. You can do the deed with the former once you reach the appropriate skill level, but only if you tell her you love her. There are also several secondary love interests, including Sasha and Shani.

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Life is Strange

Latest Life is Strange: True Colors is a story-driven game set in a small town where central protagonist Alex Chen can choose between Steph and Ryan while solving the mysteries of the main plot. The former is a club DJ, while Ryan is a Heaven Springs resident. Getting involved requires making the correct decisions!

Beyond: Two Souls

Jodie can have a romance with either of two male characters who appear in this emotional, beautifully rendered game centered on non-chronological vignettes illustrating her chaotic life!

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