My girl friend made fun of me until I dragged her out paintballing with my pals. She loves the exercise and chance to legally shot a mouthy brat. She is also on board with me starting into airsoft, aslong as I don't let my gear collection get as big as it was.
So my new trick is find something I want, and buy it for her, and occasionally try it out.
I know she is still squirmish from the first strike round she took at near point blank range so she is all for airsoft if it is less painfull.