Bookworms make better lovers

Like reading? Your love of literature could bag you a partner.

A study by eHarmony found that guys who list reading on their dating profiles receive 19% more messages than those who don’t. Women, in turn, receive just 3% more. It turns out that bookworms are ‘more intellectually curious’ than most and find it easier to form open and trusting relationships with others. Who knew. Can’t say this is something we actively think about then flicking through Bumble on a lonely Thursday night but subconsciously these are the things we pick up on. So if you want your dating profile to be popping, make sure you read the below.

What’s more, women who listed The Hunger Games among their favourite books on their dating profile saw the biggest boost to their popularity while guys who mention Richard Branson’s ‘Screw It, Let’s Do It’ , a book that recounts the lessons that have helped him in business, receive an incredible 74 per cent more attention than those who don’t. Perhaps it’s their interest in being a billionaire that helps? Both genders did well to list The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

That being said, not all books will give your love life a boost. The data found that listing The Bible proves detrimental for both sexes while listing Fifty Shades of Grey results in women getting 16% fewer messages and Harry Potter losing men up to 55%. If you’re asking for our opinion, listing Harry Potter will earn you an immediate swipe right but hey, that’s just our opinion.

So what are your thoughts? Would you swipe right because a guy said that he reads on his Tinder profile? Or what book would you list on yours? We’d go for behind the mask by our very own Emma Sayle. Sexy and fun. And people would straight away know what we’re into ;).

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