When it comes to sweet reasons to date a bibliophile, I have no shame admitting that I'm biased for having plenty. There's something inherently beautiful about being able to lose yourself so wholeheartedly in the struggles and triumphs of a story so far from (and yet so close to) your own, immersed in a connection so deep that it's sometimes hard to pull yourself out of. Falling for someone who can feel so fully, is quite pensive and open-minded to fresh ideas can go a long way to spicing up your love life. If you need further proof, these sound reasons to date a bibliophile just may help you open your eyes to what's already in front of you.
1. Because They Read
One of the many reasons to date a bibliophile is the simple fact that he or she reads. If you aren't sure how this bears any significance in relation to your love life, think about it for a second. People who love reading are used to putting their heart and soul into the stories and characters that they fall in love with.This only indicates just how passionate they can be when it comes to things or people that are important to them.
2. Because They're Smart
In a study conducted by UC, Berkeley associate professor Anne E. Cunningham, the correlation between intelligence and the act of reading was explored. In the article titled "What Reading Does for the Mind," it was revealed that people who read consistently engage their mind by using a higher level of thinking, and that "[r]eading has cognitive consequences that extend beyond its immediate task of lifting meaning from a particular passage." What could be more attractive than someone who is logical, analytical and rational?
3. Because They're Creative
If you are searching for someone who can be creative when it comes to planning dates, you don't need to look any further. According to a recent study by the University of Toronto, readers are creative thinkers because of the fact that they have “less need for stability and certainty.” You'll find that quite a few readers are more than willing to just go with the flow and are open to adventure.
4. Because They’re Open-minded
Speaking of being open to new ideas, in the same study, it was found that readers of literary fiction were more open-minded due to "[the] double release - of thinking through events without concerns for urgency and permanence, and thinking in ways that are different than one’s own.” They are used to exploring concepts that are different from what they've always known and believed. With every new story they fall into, you'll catch a glimpse of just how down to earth and easygoing they can really be.
5. Because They're Attentive
Being a deep reader means that you are used to paying close attention to detail. This skill can definitely translate into the dating field. You won't have to worry about whether your partner is really listening to you or really tuning in to your needs.
6. Because They're Patient
This next reason should go without saying. Having the ability to watch as the plot slowly builds without becoming frustrated is one of the many skills of a bibliophile. Running late to your rendezvous? Don't sweat it. He or she has practice in waiting to reach the good parts in the story – So why would it be any different for when the greatest part of their potential love story is to come? They know that you are worth the wait.
7. Because They're Committed
Lastly, this is one of my favorite perks of dating fellow book lovers. This actually ties all of the other aforementioned points together. Being patient and willing to wait shows just how open they are to committing to making the relationship work. If that isn't enough to make you swoon, then I don't know what is.
If you ever find yourself falling in love with a bibliophile, you should know that you definitely have a great catch. Are there any other reasons why you think everyone should give book lovers a chance?