A former co-worker of mine started a blog for girlfriends of gamers. I'm hoping she'll expand the scope — but for now, I get to be both her target audience and her audience's target.
The Gamer's Girl is supposed to be a place for girlfriends of gamers to commiserate about their gamer-dating-related woes and advice. The blog's author, Jillian, says she definitely does not want it to turn into another "gamer boys suck" blog.
"I'm not into gamer bashing," she said. "While it focuses on the Girl - it's very much Gamer friendly, too."
For example, she points to an article titled "The Gamer's Widow" that offers tips for gamers to keep their significant other from resenting or interrupting game time needlesly — lilke setting aside half an hour right when you get home from work to lavish affection on your partner before switching on the Xbox 360.
"[My fiancé] actually starting taking those 30 minutes when he got home to spend with me before hoping on the game. It was awesome."
Jill's looking for more contributors to join her blog — and hopefully she'll get some article in there written from the perspective of someone like me who is both gamer and oftentimes girlfriend of gamer. Hit her up if you have any ideas.