notrorygilmore wrote:My boyfriend doesn't enjoy reading, but I have no problem with it. We have so much in common that this is basically our one big difference. Usually when he plays video games (which I can't stand to play for a second) I'll read a book. We're in the same room and I actually enjoy doing these two different activities together. We're both doing something different, yet we are still doing it together.
I also think it works well because he will listen to my discussions and rambling about books and take an interest in them. He doesn't particularly enjoy reading (he will pick up a book on occassion if it is about history), but he always takes time to listen to me discuss books and he will even ask questions based on what I've told him. Since he takes an interest in my hobbies I find that it works for me.
If someone couldn't appreciate or tolerate the fact I enjoy reading, I think that would be a problem for me.
I was gob smacked when reading your post, you have described my life almost spot on! lol. With the difference that my boyfriend and I share interest in online gaming
He doesn't read particualry much, but he too takes time to listen to what I have to say about a book and discusses it with me. There are alot more to me than books, although reading is a great passion of mine.
So the answer to the original question is: YES, I could date a non-reader...considering I've been in a relationship with one for soon 8 years
But to be honest, I would never, ever date some of the people here based on what they have written in their post/s. I have never read so much prejudice at the same time. We might share a passion for reading, but such a narrow-minded person could never keep the spark or interest.
I don't mean to flame anyone here, this was just my 2 cents.