5 Video Games to Play with Your Gay Partner on a Date

With COVID-19, inflation, and people, in general, to deal with, “going out” for a date might not seem worthwhile. Why not have a “date in” instead? Many older gay couples think that playing video games with a boyfriend might seem more like a “hangout session” than an actual date, while younger gay guys who grew up with the Internet and have their gaming habits think that it can actually be quite romantic — you just have to choose the right games for your date! Of course, that’s assuming you already have a gay guy by your side.


But what if you don’t? No worries. Multi-player, cooperative or competitive video games can actually be a perfect, no-pressure first date with a gay man you met on the online dating site or got involved while talking about games in a gay bar as well. Whether you’re meeting up with a blind date or someone you met scrolling through men seeking men personals, the game choice is essential to the success of this date. Here are five games you should consider for your next date night:

The Best Date Night Video Games

Don’t Starve Together

Similar to Minecraft (at least in terms of game mechanics), Don’t Starve Together is the multiplayer version of Don’t Starve. This will be a real test of your relationship, as in this game, you & your date will be placed in a randomly generated world where you must forage for resources and craft items while trying to avoid death in the night. Days occur in 8-minute increments, which means you can enjoy over half a week of in-game co-op survival together. To survive the night, let alone the winter, you’ll need to work together and exchange opinions and recourses. It’ll be easy to convince your gay partner to play it when you mention it has the beautiful Tim Burton-like aesthetic and hand-drawn style. Don’t Starve Together may not feature any gay characters, but it is a great choice for this date night (and many more to come).


This popular action game series has plenty of titles for you to choose from. Whether you prefer the nostalgia of Combat Evolved, the modern appeal of Halo 5: Guardians, or are eagerly awaiting the release of Halo: Infinite, you & your man can get a bit competitive in this immersive sci-fi FPS! Options used to be limited, but these days you’ll have plenty of multiplayer modes like “deathmatch,” “Crazy King,” and “Juggernaut” to choose from. The main feature making any Halo game perfect for a date night among both straight and gay couples is its cooperative feature – you can play any title in the series with a partner and save a galaxy together.

It Takes Two

You actually can’t play this game alone, which means you will need your partner with you to take on this adventure! In It Takes Two, you’ll play as the couple “Cody” and “May,” who’ve been stuck inside the bodies of dolls. The couple’s relationship is having a rough time – even if they are straight in this story, the issues they face are relatable to everyone, gay people included. The point of the game is to help comfort & console their daughter, Rose, as you try to find a way to get back into your full-sized bodies. If you enjoy a game with an actual plotline, It Takes Two is a cute yet heartfelt game that’s sure to add some romance to an already great evening.

Need for Speed: Underground 2

This classic game is basically self-descriptive: get cars, make them fast, race them “underground.” If the man in your life has a soft spot for cars, then he’s sure to get a kick out of these virtual models. Perfect for Using real-world vehicles, you can race each other via split-screen (if you are a part of a gay couple that’s living together and plays from under a comfy blanket) or over virtual LAN (if a gay man you met online offered to test your skills before going out in person) to determine who’s really the better driver.


Offering nearly unlimited gameplay options, this game is really the best option for couples who are in it for the long haul. Build your dream house together & protect it from the creatures outside while finding resources along the way. True, the block-style graphics aren’t for everyone, but with the option to create a world of your choosing, who wouldn’t enjoy bringing their gay partner along for the adventure?


The most important thing about video game dates is that you both have fun, so try to choose something both you and your partner enjoy. If you’re not sure what types of games your partner/date enjoys? Read their bio on an online gay dating site if that’s where you meet, or simply ask them. They’ll be more than happy to tell you, and you’re guaranteed that the date will be a memorable one.

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