For most people, StarCraft isn’t just a game. For many, it’s part of a carefully put together video game library; it’s a piece of history. For others, it’s a conversation piece. For some, it’s a way of life. But, what about the romantic aspect of life? StarCraft can very well be a part of something special between two people. It can be something that two star-crossed lovers play after a romantic dinner, or it can be something that two young people who are just starting to date can engage in and get lost in.
There’s something great about couples where both partners are into video games. Not only is it an interest that both people share, but it’s also something they can do while they spend time together. And while it’s always fun getting competitive with one’s spouse, playing cooperatively with that person is even better because you’re together in both the real world and the video game world, which is kind of romantic.
I recently started talking to this girl, and you can probably imagine my elation when she told me she liked playing video games. I got to know her a little more, and I eventually asked her, “What do you think of StarCraft?”. That’s when she told me that she played it a few years back, although not extensively. She followed that up with the words “StarCraft is cool.”
Suffice it to say that those words were like beautifully orchestrated music to my ears, and they immediately lit a light bulb over my head. As we speak I am devising what I plan on calling the ‘StarCraft Date.’ It’s going to be like any other date, but with a whole lot of StarCraft mixed in! There will be a nice meal, maybe a walk on the pier, and then StarCraft!
The Mario Kart Date, although great in its own right, has been done many times before. The Smash Bros. Date may get too competitive, so it’s best to stay away from that one. The Soul Calibur Date results in victories via button mashing and harsh feelings towards the winner of the fights. But the StarCraft Date is something where both people can get lost in the grandiose aura of StarCraft together. StarCraft is already addictive as it is, but throw in cooperative multiplayer and a loved one, and its level of greatness increases exponentially. So go out on normal dates with people you care about, but if you find that special gamer, you might as well go for the StarCraft Date.