Dating Deal-Breakers (for the book addict)

Monday, June 9, 2014
Dating Deal-Breakers for the book addict, huh? What does that even mean, Becca?

Well, for starters, I am profoundly single, and even the idea of dating at this point, terrifies me. Because boys have cooties!! 

But if and when a viable, insanely gorgeous, sweet, funny gentleman does come along and confess his undying love for me and sweep me off my feet? Well, I want to be able to look at something that I wrote before I became blinded by love. 

Something where I list some deal breakers for any book addict. You may be wondering what exactly a deal breaker is. Basically it's something that the person you're dating inevitably ends up doing, and you are like..

"Nope. Nope. Can't handle that. We're done."

For example, lying, cheating, smacking their food, not showering... You get the idea.

So, I started thinking..What are some things that a guy could do to me (me being the book addict that I am) that would be deal-breakers? 

1. Jealousy of Fictional Boyfriends

I understand you may be jealous of the amount of swooning I do over multiple book boyfriends. I get it. But I do not want to hear it. They are called book boyfriends for a reason! You're my real boyfriend, and you want to spend your time brooding with jealousy over a fictional character? Not gonna fly with this bookworm! 

2. Tell me I have too many books.

One can never have too many books! I'm sorry I'm NOT sorry for planning, I mean, my future library!

3. Interrupt me while I'm reading.

This is equivalent to talking during a movie. I don't mind answering your question or whatever the first time, but if you constantly are butting in, it's annoying as hell. I'm not about that life. When I'm in my reading zone, back away or all hell hath break loose. 

4. Treat my books like they are library books.



If we are dating and you want to borrow one of my books, well... I'm going to have to say no until it's been awhile and my trust level in you is unfathomable. MY BOOKS ARE MY BABIES, OKAY?! Trust me, I'm kind of saving you from myself on this one, because if I let you borrow it right off the bat, and you ruin it/lose it/dogear pages, you will be murdered in your sleep broken up with STAT. Jusss sayin. 

5. Tell me I read too much.

Do I tell you you watch too much football? Or play too much xbox? Or have too many guy nights? Or anything else? 

No? No.

Okay? Okay.

6. Refuse to go see any YA book-to-movie adapt, because "they're all like Twilight"


*pushes TFiOS, PoBaW, Divergent in your hands*
and then breaks up with you.

7. Set your drink/food on my book

My book is not, nor will it ever be, a coaster. Well, unless it's a copy of- nope, not even then. 

8. Ask me what every single book I read is about.

I really loathe trying to describe books to people in general. I would much rather just hand them the copy of the book or send a link to goodreads and have them read the synopsis. 

*sends all the goodreads links to the books on my tbr shelves to you*
and then breaks up with you.

9. Get mad at me for being a shut in.

I don't have a group of girlfriends that I go out and party with every weekend. I party with my books every weekend. At least, I'm not out 'with my girls' doing God knows what, while you're at home. You'll always know I'm at home reading. Nothing to worry about except that super hot scene between Clary and Jace that I'm reading about.

10. Not being a Reader.

 Someone once said, "if you go home with someone, and they don't have books, don't fuck them." 

So you don't read? Anything? Ever? SMH. K, bai.

Okay so the majority of this is all fun and games, and would have to be something that happened on multiple occasions for it to be a legit deal breaker (except the reader one). But what would be some dating deal-breakers for your inner bookworm? Do you agree with any of mine? 

As always, thanks for visiting Pivot Book Reviews! <3


  1. I've always said that I wouldn't want to date someone that wouldn't love books, and I stick to it. My ex-bf was also a big fan of books and reading and we loved going to bookstores and spend time browsing books and showing off books we liked to each other. So, yeah... whenever I'm ready to start dating again... unless you love books, no deal!!

    1. You know, I've only dated one guy that loved reading like I do. Of course, he turned out to be a total ass, but I loved that he loved what I did. It was so refreshing to have someone understand that reading was something I was extremely passionate about. Ever since then, I've decided if you don't read, then you don't need me! AND I plan on sticking to that!! I want to browse bookstores and stuff like that with someone I care about!! I'm glad we agree! :D

  2. Anytime a guy says he "doesn't read," I'm done. Totally done. My current boyfriend has about as many books as I do, and fantasizes about a future library with me like most couples do about children. Books are our babies.

    1. *Le sigh* I want a boyfriend like that!!!! That sounds so perfect!!! I'm so jelly of your relationship, Amanda. ;)

  3. Oh my gods Becca, I love this! I will need to refer to this when I start dating ;) Till then, book boyfriends FTW!!

    1. Haha thanks girl!! YAY BOOK BOYFRIENDS ARE BETTER ANYWAYS! ;)

  4. My husband isn't a big reader, but it's fine. We have other things in common and he doesn't mind the time I spend reading.

  5. My husband doesn't read at all... and I kind of like that because it's "my thing". But at the same time sometimes I do wish I had a partner to talk books with. I guess that's why I'm in a book club and I blog. I also hate to describe books to people. Especially random people at work or whatever. I don't want to go through the process of tell you what a book is about when I don't even know what genre of books you read. Like why bother describing it if they are snobby about YA?

    1. I can see that. I guess that's why I have a book blog too, because I don't really have anyone to talk books with besides my mom.

      Ugh. It is SO frustrating!!! I completely agree!

  6. Oh, Becca! I don't even know how to explain how much I love this post, so just know that I love it and agree with every single one of the points you mentioned. :)

  7. LOL. Omgosh, I love my hubby so much, but #8! I don't mind when he asks, but he always waits until I'm in the *middle* of reading to ask me! I'll be reading some climactic battle/kissing scene, and then he's all, "So. What's your book about?" AAAAAH! Hahahaha.

    1. LOL yes!!! That's why I hate when people do that. They always seem to ask during a climatic part! Hahaha

  8. Oh my gosh I laughed so hard when I read this! Great post and YES, omygosh treated my babies as coasters I would TEAR THEM APART!!

    1. Haha, so glad I got a laughing fest outta you! YES!! I WOULD TOO!!!

  9. LOL...I agree with *most* of this. I actually ask mine weekly what he read this week. We both love mangas.


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