Alikewise Is The Dating Site For Book Snobs

Alikewise dating site for book lovers

With the continuing decline of the bookstore in America, where do you pick up your likeminded nerds/intellectuals/David Foster Wallace dweebs? You could try Nerve, where only the finest people date online, or you could check out the new hub Alikewise, which calls itself "a dating site that allows you to find people based on their book tastes."

Those tastes aren't limited to, say literary fiction or historical biographies -- users can find other locals with a predeliction for vegetarian cooking or cheesy old murder mysteries. (Guys who like romance novels? Uh, yeah, not a chance.)

Profiles consist almost solely of books loved by the user and comments about those books. (Here's an example -- note that her profile consists of little more than the books, her age, photos, and her age/gender preferences.)

Sometimes it's difficult to write about books without coming off like a pretentious blowhard or a nitwit who lacks critical thinking skills, but maybe a pure love of printed words is enough to attract someone.

Via Alikewise.

Commentarium (5 Comments)

Jul 12 10 - 4:28pm
Balzac

As a really avid reader, I find that very rarely do my partners share my tastes in books (or even my love of reading). It's a conversation topic, not a relationship maker/breaker.

Jul 12 10 - 5:34pm
kopper

Way too limited. You could potentially meet someone based on a common taste in a book, but that would only be the ice breaker.

Jul 13 10 - 9:45am
thinkywritey

Yeah, all this niche dating is just going to lead to even more serial monogamy.

Jul 13 10 - 9:46am
thinkywritey

Which, I should follow, I do not think is good for us.