Originally Posted by HarryT
Different people have different interests. Many of my friends spend all their free time watching TV. Am I to be "pitied" because I prefer to read instead? It's simply a different interest. I think there's a little "intellectual snobbery" in the view that reading is somehow a "superior" hobby to other forms of entertainment. If you enjoy doing something, that's what matters.
Have to agree with you on this, Harry. I read a lot, but I also play a lot of videogames (which are frowned upon by many people). And lots of my (very smart) co-workers are very light readers (when they read at all).
Nonetheless, I usually find it easier to relate to heavy readers and/or gamers. I'm a poor conversationalist in general, and a common interest is a great facilitator.
BTW, reading habits have never been an issue on dating (and my own habits have probably hindered me, rather than helped).