Quote about dating a girl who reads
The question nagged at me—not least because of my own experiences watching promising relationships peter out over text message—so I set out on a mission.
I read dozens of studies about love, how people connect and why they do or don’t stay together.
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.
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. They seek to broaden their horizons and never stop gaining knowledge and wisdom through their reading.
A girl who reads falls more in love with stories than with people.
I asked my dad about this experience, and here’s how he described it: he told his parents he was ready to get married, so his family arranged meetings with three neighboring families. That’s how my dad decided on the person with whom he was going to spend the rest of his life.
I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I couldn’t imagine navigating such a huge life decision so quickly. Happily so—and probably more so than most people I know who had nonarranged marriages.
Let the anxious contract you’ve unwittingly written evolve slowly and uncomfortably into a relationship. Retreat into it every time the air gets stale, or the evenings get long. Syntax that knows the rhythm and cadence of a life well lived.
For that matter, do not be overly concerned if you cannot feel it at all. If she cries, smile as if you’ve never been happier. A girl who reads perceives the difference between a parenthetical moment of anger and the entrenched habits of someone whose bitter cynicism will run on, run on well past any point of reason, or purpose, run on far after she has packed a suitcase and said a reluctant goodbye and she has decided that I am an ellipsis and not a period and run on and run on.