to find love in a (mostly) book-less place. Other tinder alternatives: literary speed dating at Strand. yes, we're serious!
  1. DO: List your most impressive reading accomplishment in your bio.
    This will do you the double benefit of weeding out those weaklings who find your reading appetite intimidating , as well as anyone who appreciates humility & modesty. Will save you A LOT of time.
  2. DON'T: Ask what your tinder match likes to read.
    This is a question your relatives ask you at Thanksgiving. You should up your game because that basic question isn’t going to cut it.
  3. DO: Try to guess what your tinder match likes to read.
    Those 4 profile pics, an alma mater, and an astrological sign are all you really need to make an educated guess. They'll love it. We promise.
  4. DO: Post lots of obscure, artsy photos of you and books, of you in libraries, of you reading on your bike...
    It will show your potential matches how SMART and WELL-READ you are. Plus, its hella cute.
  5. DON’T: Ask a book lover to grab drinks.
    Take them to the Met. Take them walking through Washington Square Park. Then ask them to recreate a life-size Middle Earth replica in Washington Square Park. If they can’t deliver, you probably just aren’t meant to be.
  6. DON'T: Take any of this advice seriously.
    Seriously. We are basically dating our books.