I am absolutely not saying girls can't game. I know lots who can. Just like I see lots of girls in football jerseys in the sportsbars on Sunday screaming as loud as any guy. But there's something different about those girls, just like there's something different about girls who game well:
They did it BEFORE they met you.
"But my girlfriend is different." No, she's not. Being into anime does not mean she'll make a good gamer.
Because the rest of us are going to have to put up with hours of her sitting there saying "What do I do now?" while you make her rolls for her again and again and again. Not to mention the fact that she completely deactivates you while you feebly try to help her limp along.
It's like watching a lion tamer trying to wave a dolphin through a plastic ring.
She doesn't enjoy it. She's never going to enjoy it. And if you don't enjoy it there's no way you're going to do the homework required to play it.
It's this simple. You want your girl to love you for who you are. Well, do the same. Either accept the fact that you are not with a gamer girl or find a gamer girl.
"But my girlfriend is a gamer." No, she's not. If she were she'd already be in a gaming group and wouldn't need to get into yours. Can you seriously believe that a gamer girl can't find a group in five seconds flat no matter how full it already is?
So please, I beg you, for all our sakes...
Edit: Damnit. I realized some people had a point.
There's a big difference between a girlfriend with a genuine desire to try this whole RPG thing out and a completely disinterested girl the guy is desperately trying to mold into his own geeken image.
This entry deals exclusively with the latter.