This is a love letter I wrote for a girl once. It was inspired by the touching piece ‘A girl you should date‘ by Rosemarie Urquico.
Date a guy who writes because he adores the heroine. He was never one of the macho types or the conventional narrative, probably the nerd at school, and unlike the naturally gifted captain of the football team, was a late bloomer who earned his confidence in other ways. He cringes at the commonly accepted ideal of a hero and is devoted to you, the ideal of the female protagonist: brave, yet vulnerable, courageous, yet considered, thoughtful, yet passionate and uninhibited, discerning, but kind.
He doesn’t accept common thinking, and creates the world that he believes should exist. He builds the universes that house peoples imaginations. He can create doors where there was previously a wall and conjure opportunities where it seemed there was certain failure.
You will join him in this world, where your life will become the stuff of fantasy, visiting places that you never imagined, places where you both write the rules and just as easily break them.
Date a guy who writes because he wants to understand you. A writer is only as good as his ability to connect with his reader.
You will bare your soul to him and he will find the words that you can’t find to describe your deepest emotions. You will always learn something new. He sees the world in words. He believes the pen is mightier than the sword, romance never dies, and that love conquers all. Your relationship will always be underpinned by this indestructible foundation.
You will always be surprised, because he loves a twist to engage the reader. Nothing is ever straightforward for the guy who writes, because that makes for a boring read. He will make you laugh in a seemingly futile times, will sweep you off your feet when you’re tired, and when you get too comfortable he will challenge you to new heights.
Date a guy who writes because he learns from his mistakes. It’s a short and frustrating career for a writer that can’t adapt to criticism, or realise when he’s missed the mark. Every failure is a new opportunity to find success.
Date a guy who writes because he rarely gets it right the first time. He knows that finding the right words takes time, it’s trial and error. The start is just the first draft, nascent thoughts maturing into reality, becoming tangible when pen touches paper. Rest assured that over time he will effortlessly articulate your deepest thoughts and desires, in words, actions, and emotions.
You know that you can’t judge a book by its cover, and the best books get better with every read. The guy who writes is complex and conflicted, and his actions are easily misunderstood, as he jealously guards his genuine intentions because he’s afraid of being hurt. He wants to earn your trust so that he can open his heart to you.
The girl who reads will gain strength from the guy who writes. His heart warms every time he makes you laugh, it sighs every time you cry, it skips when you feels. Their fates are intertwined. They are yin and yang, two parts of the same whole. Like Marie and Pierre Curie, spurring each other to greater heights.
And the girl who reads never has to worry about what happens at the end, because the guy who writes is always thinking about the sequel.