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 our...er, 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.
I AM NOT A LIBRARY.
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?
6. Refuse to go see any YA book-to-movie adapt, because "they're all like Twilight"
WHAT JUST CAME OUT OF YOUR MOUTH? WHY AM I DATING YOU TO BEGIN WITH IF YOU THINK THIS? ASDFJKL;
*pushes TFiOS, PoBaW, Divergent in your hands*
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*
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?
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