Could you date someone who doesn't read?

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Re: Could you date someone who doesn't read?

Post by Kro92813 » 11 Jul 2019, 22:36

I could and I do! My husband is not an avid reader but I love him just the same ;)

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Post by Mwii_Mwii » 12 Jul 2019, 14:12

Honestly, I would date a person that doesn't read books. I can influence that person to actually start reading. Simply by telling him how good a book that I read was. I would talk about it so much that he'll want to check it out for himself.

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Post by Laila_Hashem » 13 Jul 2019, 08:39

Well reading has always been my go-to way of gaining more knowledge and putting myself in another person's shoes, when I am not doing it for fun. But, I do recognize that there are others ways for people to get their information, explore the world, and have open minds. I recently started watching documentaries, which I was always told were boring, and I discovered that, when it came to history, I was more of a visual person. So, I wouldn't mind dating people who refuse to read because everyone has their own way of exploring their interests.

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Post by Chris3434 » 13 Jul 2019, 16:41

I would prefer to date someone who reads. This is like sharing any common likes. Would you date someone who doesn't smoke even though you do? Would you date someone who doesn't like the outdoors while you prefer to spend most of your time on the trail? I think it just makes relationships easier if you share common hobbies. Mine just happens to be reading.

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Post by xodinahox » 13 Jul 2019, 18:13

Nope. Nope. And nope. Words matter. Ideas matter. Therefore, reading matters.

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Post by monikelldell » 14 Jul 2019, 01:45

Not somebody who was stubborn about not reading and not willing to try

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Post by Amina_Ibrahim » 14 Jul 2019, 04:37

I would love the person more if he reads cuz we will have more to talk about then. But it's not compulsory. I can just force him to read, but I can't force other good qualities.

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Post by April Ruvs » 14 Jul 2019, 05:50

I did date someone who didn't read books well not that I saw and well its safe to say it was a bust. Hopefully this time around it will be different.
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Post by Florence Nalianya » 14 Jul 2019, 07:00

Yes I could date a person who doesn't read for its not about reading for he could be better in other things.

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Post by Kathleen Wolfe » 14 Jul 2019, 10:19

As long as they don't complain and tell me I read too much. Someone that liked you would tolerate even your worst traits.

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Post by VitsyST » 14 Jul 2019, 10:28

I actually am dating someone who doesn't like to read. He gets that I like to, though. He buys me a new book almost almost every month!! Whenever we're out shopping, we stop by the books on our way out. I go through them while he checks his emails. We may not be able to talk about books together, but we manage.

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Post by Dave Manny » 14 Jul 2019, 22:24

As long as the person doesn't resent me reading or setting aside my time to read I have no issue with a person who doesn't read.

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Post by Abby56 » 15 Jul 2019, 11:05

I am not sure. I think that reading expands our horizons and makes us more wordly, but someone could get those benefits from watching the right television shows or traveling. It would really depend on the person and their exposure to influences that interested me.

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Post by Areej Tahir » 15 Jul 2019, 12:33

I always thought about this. Honestly I think I might have issues with someone who doesn't read but then again we can't really force someone ro acquire a habit they are not interested in. If he is open to my constant blabbering about my favourite books, we can work it out.

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Post by Mystic98 » 15 Jul 2019, 14:31

I have dated guys who do read, as well as guys who do not read. I would much rather date someone who does read, simply because that is my greatest passion. But the tricky thing about that, though, is finding someone who enjoys reading just as much as you do, on top of the genres you are interested in. Now that is an extra bonus!

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