That was your first mistake. My other hobby is performing illusions (mostly card magic). But you don't see me out on the nerf field pulling guns from up my sleeve, making stefans appear from nowhere, or saying things like: "Pick a barrel, any barrel." or "Is this your stefan?" I mean come on now.
So, i have two hobbies and tried to merge them together.
Dude! Get out while you still can. I'm not even joking. You DO NOT! want to marry somebody who is asking you not spend money on NERF guns. You don't want to marry a girl that controlling. And you especially don't want to marry a girl who has that much control of you. Next thing you know, she's going to ask you not to NERF. What's next? Forbidding you to hang out with the guys? Then she'll tell when you can use the little boys' room. I'm telling you...get out when you still can!
In fact, my Fiancee asked me not to spend any more money on them.
Anyway, the gloves were a bad idea, but maybe you'll come up with a way to actually increase your efficiency in a NERF war via crochet.
And as far as social maturity and public embarassment...I was a male cheerleader in high school, I play with plastic toys, do magic tricks, enjoy calculus, but you know what? I can also get along with almost anybody and just relax. Cheers!