Quote of the Day: The Girl You Should Be Dating.

Via on Mar 23, 2012
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“…If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at two a.m. clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.

Or better yet, date a girl who writes.

~ From Rosemarie Urquico’s “A Girl You Should Date.”

{p.s. Read the whole thing…it’s fabulous. As a “girl who reads,” it gets my stamp of approval.}


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About Kate Bartolotta

Kate Bartolotta is the strongest girl in the world. She is the love child of a pirate and a roller derby queen. She hails from the second star to the right. She doesn't know how to behave with all the apples and ibexes. She doesn't suffer from her eight million freckles, she loves them! Like a rolling stone, Kate gathers no moss. Kate loves kale, being barefoot, Dr. Seuss, singing too loudly, gallivanting, palindromes, blackberries and has far too many books for her own good. When she's not writing, you can find her practicing yoga, running in the woods, playing with her kids, devouring a book, planting dandelions, changing the world and doing her dishes. Kate does not play the accordion. She is a massage therapist, writer and a compassionate friend to all. This year Kate aspires to finally give up on learning to knit and will instead spend that time putting a little bit more of her heart on the page. Connect with Kate on Facebook and Twitter


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20 Responses to “Quote of the Day: The Girl You Should Be Dating.”

  1. karlsaliter says:

    Love it, Kate.

  2. h4x354x0r says:

    Excellent advice. I got mine. Iz Happy! ;-)

  3. Kevin says:

    In the comments of that entry, this essay was revealed: http://thoughtcatalog.com/2011/dont-date-a-girl-w

    It might be that “Date a Girl Who Reads” is a response to “Don’t Date a Girl Who Reads”.

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  9. Revo Luzione says:

    Beautiful. Love this. Thank you,

    From a man who loves intelligent, thoughtful women.

  10. Megan says:

    What a delightful post. I believe I shall show it to that wonderful husband of mine who routinely mocks me (with fond affection of course) for "stalking Anne of Green Gables" every summer.

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  12. BrettiePage says:

    Yes! Thanks for posting one of two pieces that are original and AWESOME!

  13. katy says:

    Wonderful piece..

  14. ilonca84 says:

    Love this :)

  15. Aaron says:

    But where do you find them?

  16. dreamcatcher says:

    Inspired by you and Rosemarie Urquico <3 "Date a man who reads, date a man who writes. Better yet, date a man with a large brain and an even grander heart." http://dreamcatcheraction.com/2014/01/21/date-a-m

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