There are people who are not able to transcend the written word. What I mean by that is, they can read the words on the page just fine but doing so doesn't produce a picture in their heads. As such, reading is very dry for those people.
It took me a long time to understand that. Your brain's ability to transcend the code on the page is not a gift everyone shares equally.
So for me, yes, I could date someone who didn't read provided he appreciated some other form of art. I love going to the symphony, the opera, the theatre, galleries, museums, and generally traveling, too. I read a lot (I mean, a lot) but that's not all I do. It was much more important for me to find a man who was curious about life. Luckily, I found a man curious about life and
who likes to read.
Incidentally, all the women who are wondering where all the literate men are--well, Sunday nights at the bookstore. For some reason I always got hit on when at the bookstore on Sunday nights. FYI.