My friend E said to me this winter, "You should have plenty of boyfriends. Because women like you, who are actually interested in gaming and science fiction, are rare, and there are plenty of gamers out there who would love a girlfriend who talks about this stuff with them." (For the record, E has said of himself that if his wife hadn't found him, he would probably be living alone in his parents' basement surrounded by technology right now.)
So here's how much of a gaming girlfriend I am. This weekend, K said hesitantly to me, "You know, after you went to sleep, I was wide awake and just couldn't drift off myself. So I listened to you breathe for about a half-hour...and then I went downstairs and played Oblivion till 5:30 am."
And I did not find this offensive at all, as he apparently feared I might - frankly, I'm happy he went down there instead of tossing and turning and potentially waking me up.
He does claim that he's through with WoW for good. But as E's wife S said, "Riiiiiiight. No more Warcraft. Kind of like how crack addicts can stop smoking any time they want to." But, you know, I'm prepared for what to do during the eventual relapse. I still haven't played Viva Pinata, even though I bought it several months ago.