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Dating Site by Favorite Books — Alikewise

Dating by the Book

Daters have been judging people by the books they read since it became fashionable to showcase favorite reads in one open kitchen cabinet in 17th-century Paris. Or not. I have no idea how bookcases were invented, but I am quite sure we've been sizing them up since.

Now Alikewise, a new dating site that joins bookworm lovebirds in literary lust, has streamlined the book-auditing process. You can assess daters not only by all our old superficial standbys — height, eye color, education — but also by favorite and least favorite books and authors. After all, a Dan Brown obsession is something you need to know sooner than later.

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stephley stephley 7 years
I went out once with a guy who voiced serious concern that I hadn't read any current bestsellers. I was working my way through the works of a Russian writer at the time, but he was sure that if it wasn't on the NY Times list, I couldn't be considered literate.
chequettex chequettex 7 years
Skigurl, it's not about reading the same books or having the same interests, it's about learning a little more about someone you're interested in dating by looking at what they read. What people read (or if they DON'T read at all) is important to a lot of people. If a guy was into books like "How to Get Girls Into Bed" or "How to Build a Bomb" that would be a red flag to me. If he absolutely loves Dan Brown, he's probably not someone I'd be that interested in. But if he's got some titles in his collection that seem interesting, well, that's helpful to me as I get to know him.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I always wondered what my literary choices might say about my personality.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
This is totally crazy to me. I love to read but I don't need the guy I date to like the same books as me (actually it would be a little weird if he was reading the same books as me - actually, a lot weird). and I don't really care what he reads. In fact, if reading was a weird obsession with him and he cared what my literary favorites were, I'd probably be turned off. I like my men to be men, and my boyfriend reads, but he's reading Freakonomics and biographies about sports heros. Again, I don't think we need to be interested in the same books! As long as we can carry on a conversation, it needn't be about literature!
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