DISCLAIMER: My thoughts here are solely my own and these don’t represent the book community’s.
1. Be careful in choosing the venue.
Bookworms are jetsetters. They have voyaged across the ends of the earth, the depths of the sea, and the expanse of the universe through reading. Seriously, they’ve literally been to anywhere the mind can come up with. I highly suggest you level up your game but sometimes, the simplest ones do wonders, yeah?
2. Do not say “I love you” on the first date.
Um, thanks for being sweet, honey, but ugh please! They’ve had enough insta-love from books of nowadays. Do them a favor and spare them the torture. Do that and I’m betting he/she will either roll her eyes out or he/she will laugh it off.
3. Draft your love letters really well.
Bookworms swooned and wept over the best love letters from their book boyfriends/girlfriends. Savannah Lynn Curtis (Dear John by Nicholas Sparks) nailed it on this department and boy, don’t get me started on Will Traynor’s letter (Me Before You by Jojo Moyes)! Be honest and transparent. They’ll know if you’re trying to win them out of plagiarism. Don’t tell me I didn’t warn you.
4. Brace yourself for some series of adultery.
Looking for someone with utmost loyalty? Well, you knocked at the wrong door. Bookworms have a string of infatuation from one book personality to another. It can be worse. It’s highly likely books can give them someone who would control their universe. Don’t get devoured by your jealousy. It’s a nature.
5. Befriend Goodreads.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re planning on giving him/her a book for Valentine’s. There’s a fat chance it will be immensely appreciated but dude, please go the extra mile and check if he/she has read that or not. Goodreads will be your best pal.
6. If he/she’s a book blogger, he/she has right to privacy.
So you learned there’s an existing book blog. If your date doesn’t push for it to be talked about, don’t make the move to. Book blogs are personal cyber spaces. While it is naturally a goal for one to express and be heard, not all bloggers welcome the idea of undressing what they blurted out on the blogosphere in front of “physical” people. Privacy is a right.
7. Remember, he/she’s NOT JUST a bookworm.
I repeat. Don’t box bookworms into being just bookworms. People have multiple interests, in case you haven’t heard. They might be into books a lot and they can practically rattle on and on about it for forever but it won’t hurt to bring up another topic. Note that you’re dating a normal human being who just happened to have a huge inclination to reading. You might be surprised he/she’s a Taekwondo master or a brilliant entomologist.
If you’re in this game, good luck to you, human.
Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!