Broadened knowledge is great, but I have no idea how people get the time for that, or remember all the stuff they've read.
As someone who also kinda sucks at having such extensive knowledge, I'd be fine with that, although I do admit I'm fascinated when people know all kinds of things. I never know how they know all those things.
I do care about books and being well-read, but only for myself. Reading is one of my favorite hobbies. I don't care much if a guy doesn't share that interest. It's not a deal-breaker. He can still be an intelligent, engaging, and interesting person without being an avid reader.
If he does read a lot and has extensive knowledge though, that's a plus.
while i enjoy reading books i can't say i can judge a girl on her reading skills. and helping her read gives you a chance to be closer to her on another level. , what guy would pass that up if it means the girl will be your freind for life even if no relationship came from it?
Judging by your potential answers we can see your position on reading. That being said, I think they are extremely narrow minded. I would consider dating someone who doesn't have an extensive knowledge on books. There could be many other things in life they do have an extensive knowledge of.
I mean... some people weren't as fortunate to attend certain school districts or had to work a lot as a teenager because of family circumstances. As long as they were ignorant/humble and not try to be know it alls.
I don't read books either so I don't care. It's a big misconception that people who don't read books aren't intellectual, interesting or broad-minded. I read articles, watch the news and documentaries and ofcourse I go to school where I have to read study books. I simply don't like reading books. I don't have the concentration for it or something.