Post # 1
Before I met my fiancé, I didn’t ever play video games. Nor was I interested in any of the more “nerdy” hobbies out there. He’s a pretty big nerd and into World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Everquest 2, etcetera. It started out with me watching him play WoW occasionally with his roommates way-back-when. I decided to try it out and to my suprise I ended up really enjoying the game! We recently quit after playing for about 4 years, and have since started playing Everquest 2 together. It’s a great game and I’m really enjoying playing it with my fiancé. We’re pretty casual with it, and it’s a fun way for us to spend some time together, especially when he’s on business trips and bored in his hotel after work.
We also like to hike/backpack together and I’ve even got him moderately interested in clothes/fashion (my greatest and sadly most expensive hobby).
So my question is, what hobbies/pastimes do other bees share with their husbands/fiancés? Any other gamers/mmo’ers out there?
Post # 3
We do theater together. I am currently a lead in Hello, Dolly and he is doing tech work 🙂
He likes to build the sets, run lights/sound, etc., while I like to be onstage, so that’s fun!
Post # 4
He introduced me to baseball, we already shared a love of football (and a healthy argument about who is the best quarterback of all time), of movies (we actually courted by quoting bits from Casablanca), & Guns’n’Roses. I introduced him to love of SF Giants (his fault for introducing me to baseball) & cooking. Another hobby that we discovered together was travelling…we love going to new places & are currently on our way to Copenhagen as a “break” from our honeymoon in Paris.
Post # 5
@mara86- My DH and I play WoW together as well! He has played for years, and I played a little bit after college, but we started playing together a few weeks ago and it has been a lot of fun.
I also got him into running a few years ago. We trained for a 5K together and last year I ran my first marathon. After watching me run last year, we are both training for the Marine Corps marathon in October.
He is a big cook and is trying to make that something that we do together… but I still don’t like to cook very much. I hinted to him the other day that maybe if he got me a super-cute apron from Anthropologie, I’d like being in the kitchen more. 🙂
Post # 6
Music is a big one for us. We’re both musicians, so we enjoy writing/recording songs together, listening to music, going to concerts, finding new tunes, and so on.
We also love watching movies (but not TV). We both enjoy a good video game, but we haven’t really played together yet. We both enjoy books and audiobooks. I introduced him to gardening, and he’s teaching me how to cook. We’re good at shopping together…he’s as picky and slow as I am, haha! We’ve taken up scrabble and dancing as well. So, we’ve got plenty to keep us busy. 🙂
Post # 7
Golf! He took classes during the summers when he was little and picked it up again recently. He took me to a driving range one time and I was hooked. I go to a Ladies Afternoon Tee on Tuesday’s with lessons. Sometimes he is more excited about it than I am because I come home brimming with new tips and tricks.
Post # 8
Motorcycle riding. We take an annual 1-2 week road trip. He proposed on last year’s trip. Little did I know that I had a diamond ring under my seat for the first half of our ride!
Post # 9
Another one for golf here!! FI is an avid golfer, his gram taught him as a child, and he’s been hooked ever since. To be honest, I don’t love it like he does, but I love him so I golf with him a lot. I think he’s on round 72 since February. And this is A LOT considering we live in a city where we maybeeee get 5 months of golf weather.
He taught me, and we both take lessons, but we’ve travelled the world and gone to a lot of beautiful golf courses. Something I NEVER would have done on my own.
Our wedding will be at a golf course (of course!) and all our friends know it’s a huge part of our lives, so it’s quite fitting.
Post # 10
@mrsv2be: My fiance and I do theatre together too! That’s actually how we met, we were cast as the leads in Little Shop of Horrors.
Post # 11
My DH and I meet kayaking and still spend lots of time kayaking. We also both share a lot of our outdoor activities.
Post # 12
I love playing Diablo 2 which I first saw my husband playing! It gets out my kill things agression!
We also play Star Wars on the PS2, I love being the Jedis!
Post # 13
We’re both writers. We like to hit the local coffee shops and spending time writing, reading, and drinking high-caffeine, sugary drinks together.
Post # 14
Sports! We both are die-hard Eagles and Phillies fans. We love watching and going to games!
We have a Wii, but haven’t played since last year. We enjoyed playing though!
We love playing Scrabble on the computer at night while cuddling up on the couch.
Post # 15
We like to work out together, go anywhere we can take our doggy like county parks, try new restaurants, go to the beach. We like to have reading time where we turn off the TV and just sit and read together. We do like a lot of the same shows though, so we have fun cuddling up and watching our faves. We have a Wii but all we ever end up playing is old school Mario games, haha.
Post # 16
We’re nerds too :). I’m mostly into just video games, but he loves MMORPGs. Actually, when we had first started dating he played EQ for THREE hours while I waited! I got half-way though Resident Evil 4 on the Wii before he was done. We had a nice chat and he hasn’t done anything like that since then, lol.
I’m considering picking up WOW, but we play a lot of board games with our circle of friends, too. He’s infamous for buying too many.