Book lovers dating
"People like to put out strong opinions, like, 'If you read Dan Brown, there's no way we'll get along,' " Mr. Yale, not Dan Brown, might be the wrong answer on another brainy dating site called Date Harvard SQ.com, which lets female users pick and choose Harvard graduates, all of whom look suspiciously buff on the main page online. "These qualities are by no means exclusive to the Harvard individual. We believe these are positive qualities that are in no way elitist, but rather the qualities that allow people to build truly meaningful relationships that are lasting." Likewise, Mr."We want to match men and women who share the values inherent in a Harvard lifestyle, such as love of learning, intellectual curiosity, drive and determination," says Beri Meric, 25, who founded the site with Philipp Triebel, 28, last month. Sherman insists, "You don't have to be an egghead or a librarian to use [alikewise.com]" He says large, mainstream dating sites allow people to get pickier, with a litany of info boxes on religion, children and body type. Sherman fancied an experience that mimics the "serendipitous discovery" of spotting a hunk reading, oh say, your favourite Violette Leduc novel at a café. Bookworms are having their moment with the rise of a slew of new dating sites and events geared toward the literary set.There's (tagline: "Dating by the book"), which lets users scope out would-be partners based on their reading picks.
While not aesthetically superficial, bookish dating sites and events have a snooty connotation: Can literary tastes really make or break a couple? ' They were two of her favourite books of all time and she wanted to meet him.
She added that media interest in the matchmaking site so far had largely been from the US, and a State-side expansion could now be on the cards.
“I think that English people can sometimes be a bit afraid of appearing over intellectual.
Submissions to become a pin-up are still being accepted, but those applying for dates should perhaps be wary of seeing their meeting turned into a blog post or even a future novel.
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