16 Reasons to Date the Girl Who Reads

With her nose in books and a library card in her purse, the girl who loves to read is in a league of her own. While it may seem like the girl with a book clutched in her hand and a pencil behind her ear is unapproachable, mysterious or maybe even aloof, she secretly just may be a hopeless romantic with a lust for turning her life into something out of a storybook.

When you date the girl who reads, you date the girl who’s learned about different cultures, traveled through time, solved murder mysteries and so much more—when you find this girl, she will prove to you time and time again the many reasons why you should always date the girl who reads.

1. She craves adventure

A girl who reads is constantly on a quest for adventures -- both in her books and in her life. She loves hearing about all the places she could go, things she could see, and she’ll stop at nothing to ensure she’ll make it there.

2. She’ll want to have conversation, not small talk

In the depths of her mind are stories of love, life, fantasy, adventure, and she’ll be much eager to talk about that than the weather or “what’s up.” Witty banter and deep conversations are imperative to the girl who reads, creating better and more interesting conversation for the person dating her.

3. She never wants to stop learning

Avid readers are also avid learners. They seek to broaden their horizons and never stop gaining knowledge and wisdom through their reading. She’ll never stop seeking wisdom, and whether you realize it or not, she’ll teach you more than you ever thought you’d learn.

4. She’s patient

Readers are not quitters. If she can read a novel cover-to-cover, despite how many times she’s wanted to put it down, she has the capacity to deal with your shortcomings.

5. She’s articulate

Reading undoubtedly expands your vocabulary and diction. A girl who reads is not only expressive, but eloquent in the manner she speaks, good for you when you want to bring her home to mom -- but bad when you try to argue with her, because the graceful way words slip off of her tongue will always triumph.

6. She leaves her heart in her books

A girl who reads falls more in love with stories than with people. Books will fill her with joy, break her heart, and doubtlessly make her fall in love before you ever will -- which may seem daunting to the one trying to win her affection, but you’ll grow to admire the way she quotes her favorite authors and finds so much beauty in how words are turned into sentences, sentences are turned into ideas, and ideas to stories.

7. She appreciates symbolic romantic gestures

While chocolate and flowers are admirable to many, the girl who reads is more easily impressed by symbolic gestures of affection and the meaning and thought behind tokens and affection. While big teddy bears and fancy gifts are pleasing to the eyes, women who read seek romance that is pleasing to the mind.

8. She’ll be comfortable with spending the night in

She’ll go out with you, but a girl who reads will also see the value of staying in, getting cozy and having deep, meaningful conversations.

9. She may not agree with you, but she’ll hear you out

Those who read are masters at listening to the opinions and statements of others while still retaining their own viewpoints. Women who read are above fighting -- they would rather have logical discussion that leads to respectful discourse. She won’t dismiss your ideas completely, instead she’ll compile a well-thought out list of reasons why you’re wrong.

10. She has a greater appreciation for the world

Books have the ability to take you places without ever leaving home. Those who read learn about history, culture, different lifestyles, various ways of thinking and more -- giving them a broader understanding of life, and a heightened appreciation for the little things this world has to offer.

11. She’ll be ecstatic about dates at the bookstore

A perfect date for the lady bookworm involves roaming around the noisy city while seeking solace inside a quaint little bookstore, full of new books she’s never encountered.

12. She’s effortless to shop for

Anything literary themed is a winner in her book.

13. She’ll turn you into a reader too

Whether it’s her adamancy that you read the latest book with her, or your own curiosity for what book she’s got her nose in now, slowly but surely, you’ll learn to fall just as in love with reading as you do with her.

14. She’ll never get bored

A good story is all a reader needs to be entertained. She doesn’t care about the superficialities of gossip, or parties. Instead she relishes relationships and memories, and spends too much time in her own thoughts to ever get "bored."

15. She’s constantly inspired to do something and be something

What else would you expect from someone who spends their free time reading about heroes and heroines? The girl who reads aspires to do something big, and become someone greater than who she is today. The girl who reads has big dreams, and while others may tell her they are unrealistic, she knows that real life is far more unpredictable than fiction.

16. She’ll turn her life into a story, with you as the main character

The girl who reads is also the girl who seeks to make her life mimic the glamorized ones in the tales that she reads. She seeks adventure, romance and comedy -- and what story is complete without an unexpected love interest?