Can We Guess What Your Reading Habits Say About Your Love Life?
You would like to be in a committed relationship. But following through and entering one is a different story; you're scared to make the leap. For some people that means dating around and playing the field. But that’s not what it usually means for you. You’re most likely waiting for the right person to come along, someone with whom commitment doesn’t feel like a book club burden. It can also mean you stay in bad relationships because of the time you already invested in them, but don’t let that happen. Especially if you think you already know where this book is going. Some stories are better left unwritten.
You’re a passionate lover seeking connection and meaning in your life. This may mean that you stay in bad relationships for too long. However, you don’t stick around to cut your losses. You’re full of heart, and you genuinely try to see both the good and bad in people. But staying in unhealthy relationships for too long will leave you emotionally drained. You need to take care of yourself and get out of a relationship as soon as you know it’s not the right one. You can usually tell after a few pages whether or not you want to read more. Sometimes, you can tell from the first sentence.
You thrive within a loving, committed relationship but not before exploring all of your options first. This may mean you overlook a good thing when you have it for fear of missing out on something better. It may also mean you care a great deal about what people think of you, though most would never know it. Being open to new connections is good — just be sure to set up realistic expectations with your partners ahead of time. And when you get bored, be careful not to damage their pages.
You’re independent, in or out of a relationship. You’d rather wait for love to happen naturally rather than actively seek it out. You feel little pressure to abide by dating trends. But occasionally this laissez-faire approach can be a mask for fear. You may be confident in who you are and want a partner that feels the same, but you’re also aware that most relationships end poorly. This fear may lead you to invest heavily too early on and demand a commitment when your partner isn’t ready. Or it may make you afraid to begin one at all. You need to remember relationships require effort — none of the best things in life come easy. Even short stories can be beautiful.
You’re picky. You take a long time to warm up to someone. They need to earn your trust first, as they should. It’s good to know what you want from a relationship. But you should remain open to all possibilities as well. There are some great books out there that never won any awards, and some newer works may go on to be classics. Love rarely manifests in traditional ways. Don’t be so quick to criticize. We’ve all got our plot holes.
You’re stuck. You want adventure and excitement and new opportunities, but you find yourself always browsing the same categories because you also value security and stability. Either you’re in a relationship but scared to be yourself, or you're too scared to enter into one at all. Remember how you found your favorite genre in the first place: you didn’t know you would love it until you tried. Wander into a new section of the bookstore every now and then. You might like what you find.