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

Post by gracedemola » 05 Jul 2018, 08:14

Finding a person who actually reads fiction novels for fun would be refreshing, and a nice plus. In this digital age, I believe reading is relative. With a much more high-paced world and smartphones as the new entertainment, Buzzfeed articles and Facebook posts are arguably replacing novels as a reading pastime.

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Post by Chi_pego » 05 Jul 2018, 10:40

I personally find it hard. I have tried in the past but there was always a connection gap. I felt like there was a whole other world or part of me I couldn't share and it felt lonely.

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Post by StarkidStarling » 05 Jul 2018, 10:45

My partner likes reading but prioritizes other hobbies above it. I like that read he reads sometimes, but we are interested in very different books - every recommendation one of us gave to the other they hated and that definitely leaves a gap in connection.

I think it would almost be easier to date someone who doesn't read as opposed to someone who doesn't share your reading interests.

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Post by hadizasalisu » 05 Jul 2018, 12:36

I couldn't possibly enjoy dating someone who doesn't read, I tried it, and it failed woefully, whenever a conversation takes place I constantly felt like I was banging my head against a wall. Not very fun. :tiphat:

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Post by Vikkyjoy » 06 Jul 2018, 14:54

I don't think i can date someone who doesn't read,reading is knowledge and we all know that knowledge is essential in our world,its power..if he doesn't read how will he have that.

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Post by Ibeh12 » 07 Jul 2018, 03:42

Yes, I can marry someone who doesn't read if both of us have a true connection and love each other. Everyone should have a right to their personal preferences.

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Post by Book Bear » 07 Jul 2018, 11:40

I was going to say that most people read something even if it isn't a book but then suddenly realized that a lot of people have trouble with literacy. I now feel a little humbled since looking up the stats and finding there are hundreds of millions of people around the world that can't read. So back to the question; I think I would date people that don't read and try and gently encourage them to read.

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Post by Book Bear » 07 Jul 2018, 11:40

I was going to say that most people read something even if it isn't a book but then suddenly realized that a lot of people have trouble with literacy. I now feel a little humbled since looking up the stats and finding there are hundreds of millions of people around the world that can't read. So back to the question; I think I would date people that don't read and try and gently encourage them to read.

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Post by Aliyu Yusuf » 08 Jul 2018, 03:21

my brother, you can't know a person who is into books by looking at their forehead. It's not written on the forehead of people. And if you intend on starting your relationship based on this then i can tell you that you will be single for a very very long time my brother.
Even those who tell you they read may not be into the kinds of books you read and conversation or discussion with your partner (that is if you finally found one) shouldn't be all bookish or else you are going to sound boring to him or her everytime your mouth opens to speak because before you say a word he or she would have already known it's gonna be bookish.
There's more to relationships than books alone bro, and also more to life. So don't build yours on pages alone
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Post by julessawyer » 08 Jul 2018, 08:07

I already tried dating someone who actually does not believe in books. He is smart and most of his knowledge are from practical application but sadly our conversation is very limited to what he knows. And books are not part of it. He have a hard time relating to my excitement over books and good stories.
I actually judge people on how trustworthy they are based on how they take care of books especially library books. I really hate people who destroy or careless in handling books.

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Post by zoharis » 08 Jul 2018, 21:49

Yes, of course.To each their own.
I'm the bookworm and my husband is more into movies and music. So far it's working fine for us.

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Post by chelhack » 10 Jul 2018, 17:02

The ol' saying is that opposites attract so with that I do believe that I can date someone who does not read. Besides with me if I was dating someone who enjoys reading as much as I do they would probably stay really mad if they haven't read a book before me because I am always a blabber mouth over the book I have read.
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Post by Nicolene Nix » 12 Jul 2018, 02:11

I used to be a very avid reader, especially in school. But I haven't been glued to book in a while. There are of course my favourites (The Inheritance Cycle) that I would randomly start rereading. But my partner doesn't like reading that much, and that doesn't bother us at all. I love telling him about it and he loves listening, questioning what happened or how things turned out. He's a curios soul with a large imagination but he finds reading to be too much work. So instead, I become the storyteller, he would listen intently, and that creates a different kind of special bond. It also helps that he remembers what happened and when I progress in my book he'd ask me 'So did anything new happen to [insert character name]?' :wink2:

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Post by Emeraldruby » 13 Jul 2018, 19:52

Hm🤔 love don't care when the person can't read or write anything,everything he/she do will be perfect that is love ....

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Post by DorcasToo » 14 Jul 2018, 07:18

Yes i can as long as they are willing to be patient with my reading and at times pretend to be interested.
He lays me besides still waters. He prepares a banquet before my enemies.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I shall not fear.
For the Lord is my Shepherd
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