I don’t think it’ll come as a huge surprise for me to admit that I’ve always felt a certain closeness and comfort towards people who read. It doesn’t matter whether we like reading the same types of books – as long as you like to read, I will feel, deep down, that I get you. (Well, at least part of you.)
I guess, then, it also isn’t surprising that I’ve always been more attracted to men who read. And though I have dated non-readers in the past, I’ve always felt a deeper connection to their reading counterparts.
This made me wonder: do readers tend to date fellow readers? (Or, are we more likely to be close friends with readers?)
I can see both sides to this (though, as mentioned, I’m partial to readers). On one hand, it’s so nice to be able to read “alone together;” on the other hand, it can be very exciting when two very different people become very close. Besides, there’s more to life than reading…right? I have definitely formed strong bonds over other common interests, so perhaps having friends who read are just big bonuses.
What do you think? Is your significant other or best friend a reader? If they aren’t readers, do you wish they would read more?