Having trouble in the dating world? Maybe play some Mario Kart on that next date. That's right, Mario Kart. The popular cart racing video game featuring everyone's favorite plumber, Mario. This comes from a CenturyLink survey of a thousand couples.
According to the survey, It came down to a few conditions. First, only one in three couples between the ages of 18 and 24 say gaming had an overall positive effect on their relationship. Not surprisingly, that number is higher among 18-24-year-olds who say they play video games: 52 percent of whom said video games had been good for their romantic life. And the couples who say gaming has been good for them ranked Mario Kart as the best game for their relationship, followed by Call of Duty and Skyrim.
Dr. James Gaskin, a game developer and professor at Brigham Young University told CenturyLink. "Romantic partners from the millennial generation grew up with video games as a large part of their lives, Therefore, gaming is simply more natural and accepted. Whereas with older generations, a partner who played video games was perceived as juvenile and irresponsible.”
So there you have it. Video games are good for your love life...just try saying that on your next date or with your significant other.