No, this isn't going to be a Minecraft post. If you need some of that I highly suggest YouTube. Tons of videos there.
This week I was supposed to be slinging dice at my new place, but the GM bailed....to go out on a date. While the gamer in me says, "Really dude....a date?" The single 50 y/o in me totally gets it. In my gaming group only the GM and I are single. My old gaming group used to be made up of couples so Sunday was game night and dating just wasn't a potential pitfall.
These days.....gaming and dating don't mix very well. Lucking my gaming group is just every other Saturday night so the timing isn't too much an issue, although it could be. No the hardest thing is having the "RPG" conversation with a new date. I'd say maybe half of the women I get involved with think they get what my gaming is, with the other half just thinking I play Xbox...well just play Xbox. That 1st half that gets it.....no, no they don't. I've yet to have one understand that we use dice in our games. Yeah, if you've got to explain what a d20 is.....no bueno. Luckily most don't really care, or that's it's too early for them to express that they care.
No that's real life....in-game I've never had a PC "date" or even heard of that ever happening. Too cringey, most likely. Now I have run a married PC before, which was married to my (then) wife's PC. I know I ruffled my GM a bit 'cause I played things up a bit...because I could. Due to the nature of HackMaster's tournaments our PCs hadn't seen each other in a couple years game-time (they were Elves, so not that big of a deal?) so when they did get together, my PC demanded an extra week-downtime where he rented out a boat. Yes, I told the other PCs, in-character, "If this boat's a rockin', don't come knocking." I allege that it sounds so much more eloquent in Elvish.
Yeah, I'm generally coming back around to the opinion that gaming and dating don't mix. Adding a pre-existing relationship to the gaming table, probably....but a new date, not so much. Too bad that "Only Gamers" dating site from KoDT (not the actual name, mind you), doesn't exist.