I’ve been seeing a lot of posts today around the theme of “Biggest Turn-Off: ‘I don’t read’” or “Reblog if you love to read”…
Every time I see posts like that I’m reminded of two different times in my adult life when girls who I have been head-over-heels in love with have broken up with me BECAUSE I love to read. They both literally told me that after being with me they had come to realize that they want to be with a guy who doesn’t read. And sure enough, their next boyfriends were both dumb jocks who were very open and proud of the fact that they don’t like to read.
Neither of these girls seemed like shallow, illiterate types. They were both very interesting, vibrant, seemingly well-rounded people. We met in college and they would always say that the reason they didn’t read for pleasure was because they had to read so much for class.
It’s strange how you can share a year of your life with someone and then watch them suddenly reveal such an odd and extreme aspect of their character that you had no clue about….