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For many of us, LARPing is more than just a hobby. LARP is where we meet our friends, where we get our exercise, where we learn new skills, and lets face it, where we spend most of our discretionary income.
That is why couples who meet LARPing have such strong bonds. Not only do we share experiences your average couple could never dream of (have normal couples ever stared death in the face as they fight an evil necromancer, hell-bent on destroying everything they love?), you’ll also never find yourself explaining why you spent your paycheck on yet another sword (it’s just so pretty!), or why Date Night is actually last-minute-crafting-for-the-weekend night. After all, if they can handle you as your mind-flaying, tentacle-swinging NPC, they deserve you at your best.
Us on a date with a non-LARPer.
But best of all, LARP is something you share away from the stress of work and real life problems. It’s both mentally and physically challenging and ensures you will put time aside each month to spend together, overcoming challenges, having new experiences. What better way to keep the passion than a healthy arch-rivalry between PCs, or maybe a dramatic sacrifice on the battlefield? LARP is the kind of thing you will do until before you know it, you’ve grown old together. Trust us, we know plenty of people whose parents met LARPing, some with kids of their own! (Time to start crafting your grandchild’s first Orc costume!)
We wanted to take a blog to celebrate all the happy LARP couples out there, specifically this adorable couple that got engaged this weekend at Seventh Kingdom, the LARP they met at in New Jersey.
We already loved Nana Walls for promoting LARP with her blog, so now we are even more excited to wish her and her new fiancé a long and happy life full of love and LARPing.
You can read their happily-ever-after story here.