My husband and I share many interests, one of them being sci-fi. We met online and I am honest when I tell him I probably would have dismissed him had he listed as his interests gaming, Star Wars, and cult movies. Not that I could not relate to him, but the stereotype was just too embarrasisng to admit to.
In time we revealed ourselves; and we couldn't be happier. He introduced me to gaming, and though I kept declining his invitations to play with a group, he finally wore me down. First he got me hooked on a sort of strategy game called Heroscape, and later talked me in to joining in a game of D&D. It took a while, but two things finally pushed me to accept to try it. One was that he gifted me a book called "Confessions of a Part-Time Sorceress - A girl's guide to The Dungeons & Dragons game" by Shelly Mazzanoble. A book I recomend to any guy who would like to have the females in their lives take an interest in playing the game. The book is half "how-to" and half addresses the myths and stereotypes of gamers. The other thing made me give D&D a try was that my husband promised I wouldn't be the only woman in the bunch. The DM's girlfriend (now wife) was playing in the group so I agreed to at least try it. Well, it's been almost two years since then. We play on a regular basis and I've even made good friends with the DM's wife who isn't what I had expected either.
One of our favorite things to do is having our private geek fests. Over long weekends we pick a series and watch it back to back. We have watched The Lord of the Rings (about once a year since we met) and The Matrix trilogies. Every episode of Firefly (a few times), The first season of Heroes and the entire Battlestar Galactica (as soon as a season was available to rent or stream).
It's funny but I was in denial thinking that I wasn't as big of a geek, but I am. Friends laugh at me because they've known all along and hearing of this part life with my husband they remind me how right we are for each other...