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17 Things Everyone Who Dates A Writer Should Know

If you mix up "you're" and "your", then this probably isn't meant to be.

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1. It's hard to keep secrets from us.

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We writers love to figure people out and try our best to recreate human nature through our writing, so you could say we're very observant and intuitive. We have a profound interest in other people, which has taught us to pick up on pretty subtle clues. The slightest discrepancy in your behaviour won't go unnoticed!

2. A book is a way sweeter surprise than a bouquet of flowers.

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Presenting us with a book is the most meaningful romantic gesture you can make, especially if the book personally resonates with us. Whether it's our childhood favourite or a book that shaped the way we perceive the world, a book and the thousands of words on its pages can last forever. Flowers will only last a few days!

3. With tight deadlines and a whole lot of stress, a massage wouldn't go amiss!

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A romantically scented bubble bath teamed with a silky red wine is the perfect way to take the edge off a long and hard day. It's the little gestures like this that really do mean the world.

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4. Please laugh at our witty jokes, even if they're not funny.

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This is the only instance in a relationship where faking it is ok. It's too awkward to bear when we make a joke that has been planned and thought out, only for no one to laugh along. It'll make us feel special if you do!

5. Although you mustn't be afraid to give your honest opinion about our writing when we ask for it.

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True, our first instinct towards constructive criticism may be to act defensively and tell you that you're wrong, but deep down we really prefer you to be honest rather than sugarcoat the truth to avoid hurting our feelings. Telling us the truth is doing us a favour!

6. Bad grammar is never sexy.

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It is oh-so-simple to avoid grammatical mistakes, so why cause all the fuss by saying "me" instead of "I"? Show us you care by being respectful of language, the thing we hold most dear (besides you ofc).

8. Ditto for brain teasers.

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Crosswords, word wheels, anagrams, riddles... our love of vocabulary usually extends to a particular fondness for word games. Some activities are meant for couples. Others... not so much.

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9. There will be paper, books and pens everywhere.

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We never know when an idea may pop into our heads that needs to be jotted down right that moment, so it's always best to be prepared with papers and pens around every corner! We're sorry for the mess, but it is absolutely necessary.

10. Remembering our favourite literary quote is a great way to show that you care.

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“I would rather spend one lifetime with you, than face all the ages of this world alone.”

“Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night.”

"Always."

(To name a few).

11. While not understanding a reference from our favourite book is a massive turn off.

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Even if you can't tell the difference between them, any discussion regarding which Hogwarts House I'm in should be taken very siriusly. So stop being riddikulus and just agree that I'm a Gryffindor, before I go all Bat-Bogey Hex on your ass.

13. Warning: We come up with the best burns.

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Wordplay and creative insults are our JAM. If you accept defeat early, we may take it easy on you, otherwise there's a chance you may be ~slightly~ embarrassed later on.

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14. If things end badly, you may find yourself the inspiration for a villain in your ex's bestselling novel.

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Both J. K. Rowling and Matt Groening used their dislike for their school teachers to create fictional characters; the controversially cruel-to-be-kind Severus Snape and the epitome of corporate greed Mr Burns. Make sure that you're not next!

15. If you're stuck for date ideas, a romantic coffee date will always do!

The smell of coffee awakens the senses and brings back memories of hours spent in cafés with a latte and a notebook, trying to act like an authentic writer. It's warm, cosy and ultimately always a romantic setting for a date. Extra kudos if you know our coffee order off by heart.

16. There are many fictional heartthrobs to live up to.

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Unfortunately for you, falling in love with a fictional character is an occupational hazard for us. They have definitely set the bar high for the art of wooing, so perhaps it would be a good idea for you to have a little read for some romantic inspiration?

17. At the end of the day, the majority of us writers love a bit of romance.

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Many of the greatest pieces of literature ever written were inspired by tales of earth-shattering love, so take note and create an epic love story of your own!

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