I played a little when I was younger with the little plastic guns. Recently, after starting my career, I decided I wanted to play again and now that I had the funding I dropped ~$700 on airsoft. My parents didn't care that I played or that it was guns they flipped that I spent so much money on something like it. My fiance doesn't give to shits, just like the rest of my hobbies and what not. And that's why I love her, she lets me be my own person no matter what it is.
Strangers though, when I tell them, it kind of makes the conversation awkward because people are always like "what's airsoft?" and you tell them and after they repeat it as "so you shoot each other with plastic pellets from toy guns?" it all of a sudden takes away all the badassery from the sport.