6 Books That Say "Date Me!" (& 4 That Don't)

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Let’s face it — the dating pool is tough. Whether it’s a duck-faced selfie on Tinder, a grammatical error on OKCupid, or just a ridiculous pick-up line at a bar, there are plenty of reasons out there to swipe left.

Still, nothing is quite as telling as your date’s bookshelf. Whether it’s a completely packed library à la Beauty and the Beast (major brownie points) or a home devoid of books (perhaps they have a Kindle?) knowing what your date reads could give you just that extra push to keep them around for awhile — or move on. Here, a few thoughts on some books that might pop up on said date’s bookshelf — Fifty Shades of Grey included.

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