Okay, we've talked about Book Peacocking (an amazing phrase that I learned from reader Jill), and we know that reading (or pretending to read) the right book can make you seem smart, sexy, whimsical - whatever you're going for.
So we shouldn't be surprised to learn that the reverse is true, too. I just read this funny piece about how reading the wrong kind of books can be a major turnoff - and I'm not just talking the Shopaholic series. Consider this:
After the breakup, I elevated my criteria for girlfriend material to levels rivaling Hammurabi’s Code. The contents of a woman’s bookcase had to at least be on par with her physical profile. Dating websites always give you pictures first, intel second, but some of us are turned on by brains, too. I’m not saying I could carry on a romance with a disembodied head who told awesome Goethe jokes. Nor is the possession of panties depicting Poe poetry an automatic win for a woman. But books have to be there.What do you think?
How do you think your book choices stack up? Pun intended - zing!
P.S. 9 Books that Make You Undateable
(Illustration by Alissandra Seelaus via Etsy)