For me it's a dry run, to see how the transition will play out. Idk about anyone else, but I'd rather live together and make sure there's no early drama before going through all the **** of planning and paying for a wedding.
Exactly.. isn't it always better to get a trial/sample of something before you buy it in order to find out if it's worth all the money or not?
I'd rather live (currently am, and have before) with my significant other prior to marriage that way I know if marriage will actual work, as it's something I plan to do only once.
As far as the OP is concerned, I can't relate completely.. because my fiancee is a hardcore gamer chick.. but since she doesn't have a strict game she currently plays (besides FarmVille and some random PC/PS3 games), I guess she's almost got that 'I-need-attention- fasset?
Unless both of you are on a 9-5, you'll have time to play.
With the 'fatigue' system, and the fact that FFXIV won't be party-necessary or play for uber-hours to get anywhere.. you won't need to spend so much time to become satisfied with your in-game status.
Disregard the comments of, 'your significant other will hate you if you play a game' persona. That's not true unless you're with a woman that needs to be smothered, and requires all of your attention.. essentially leaving you with none of your own time to spend on anything that may interest you, aka a hobby.. or something to relax/wind down on.
Face it, if she smothers, and won't let you do anything you want.. she's a horrible girl/wife and needs to be hit over the head with a bat because regardless of if it's the man or the woman, they both need their 'me' time.
She may have friends.
She may like movies.
She may read books.
She may cook, sew, jog, listen to music, play solitaire, go to the gym, draw, color, write poems/books, browse the internet (including myspace, facebook)..
Everyone has something they do that is enjoyable for themselves.
If not, re-read the above 'smothering' tactic and perform the bat-to-head option.
your best case scenario would be for her to play games.. as there as so many out there in which appeal to any one person. The Wii. The PlaySation Move (PS3 Wii-style gaming), or even... gasp.. FarmVille (YoVille, Mafia Wars, etc).