I am a huge poker fan. I played on the Internet for a long time, before my free time completely ran out, however my love for poker didn't and I still enjoy playing the game, and I feel that the best bet to keep playing is in a home game.
However, most of my friends are completely unaware of poker stuff, they barely know the rules and are not much interested in the game. But still, we occasionally meet in each other's homes for dinner or whatever. Sometimes, I bring my chips and decks and try to set up a poker game. For some of my friends they are being introduced to poker for the first time, I mean to the game itself, for obviously they are aware of its existence. Then, I try to teach the rules and gameplay: chips denomination, blinds, hand rankings, game betting, fold, calling, raising and so on. At some point, they realize that its just to much information and start getting bored, then I realize that it really is a lot of information and rules and maybe I am not explaining them the better way. Anyway, I can't also expect that they absorb that information and process it on the fly, since learning the game is really hard, I simply want them to feel the need to repeat the experience (so I can keep playing, ehehe).
Turns out we play for one hour or so and the next time I suggest to play again, they just don't feel the pleasure and discard the possibility.
My question then, is quite simple: I want to have someone to play with, and want to share my passion of the game, just that the others see the beauty of the intrinsic dynamic that lies within it. I don't expect that anyone to fall in love with it, the very first time they're playing the game, so more objectively, what would a good way be, to teach the game to first timers, such that they feel interested with the game and seek the possibility to keep playing it.
I am specifically talking of NLHE.