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15 Things You Should Know About Dating an English Major

If you’re dating an English major, you’re in for a treat. She’s probably a little different but definitely in a good way. She loves her books almost as much as she loves you, and she’s always got a fun story up her sleeve. If you’re crushing on an English major, you should know these 15 things are coming. 

1. She prefers a night in for reading or writing. 


2. Her reading obsession isn’t just limited to books. 

Magazines and nutrition tables also count.

3. She’s quick to correct your grammar. 

Be very careful of your grammar when you text her.

4. She gets joy out of finding typos. 

So fun!

5. She appreciates handwritten letters. 

It’s a forgotten art.

6. And while some loathe poetry…

…she loves it.

7. Writing an essay isn’t terrible for her. 


8. You may catch her quoting some authors or playwrights. 

It’s no big deal.

9. Get ready for inconsistency.

One week she’ll be swamped with essays and the next week she’ll have no homework except for some light reading.

10. She might complain about never being able to find a job. 

It can be tough out there for grads.

11. Be prepared to watch the Keira Knightley version of Pride and Prejudice over and over again. 

It’s only 12 years old, but it’s still a classic.

12. She enjoys a good debate. 

Often, actually.

13. Don’t bother talking to her about The Great Gatsby

She’s already analyzed it to death.

14. She probably has a fascinating collection of writing supplies. 

Gel pens, calligraphy pens and stationary are included.

15. She can read between the lines. 

In literature AND in life.

Molly graduated from University of Portland in 2017 with a major in English and a minor in Communication Studies. You can follow her on Instagram: @mollvincent