To me reading is not just an act, it is a symbol, a sign that someone has a general thirst for knowledge and/or intellect. I feel that there are other signs of this too, for instance, a lot of people simply do not have the time to read because they have weighed themselves down with school. This to me is another sign of wanting to learn. This I could find acceptable. However, there are also peopel who simply refuse to learn, people who would much rather turn on the TV instead of picking up a book. There are people who feel that knowledge and learning are unimportant in life, this I would not be able to deal with. To me reading is a doorway to the room of knowledge, but it is a room with many other doors. As long as someone was at least on her way there, I think I could date them.