Capitalizing on the fact that hot dudes look way hotter when they read, the “Hot Dudes Reading” Instagram is prowling the streets and subways of New York in search of hunks unwittingly showing off their more intellectual and tender sides. I mean, you know when a fella’s got the looks, but are you sure he’s got the books?


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The Instagram has more than 110,000 followers but only 13 posts as of this publication, so if you spot a hot dude reading a book, submit your pic to them!

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“Dapper Dude Alert! Damn. Whatever prose he’s reading cannot match the beauty of that full beard. He’s like the hot English professor of my dreams, only with way better hair. #voluntarydetention”

“Spotted this scruffy prince on his morning commute. Probably to sculpture class. I’m sure he’s reading a collection of post-war Russian short stories, but really thinking of how he made love to his French girlfriend this morning and the gluten free toast they shared after. #marryme”

“Isn’t he adorable? With that textbook he could be studying, or maybe he’s just casually teaching himself to code. Either way, he looks like a man with goals. I bet his mother is so proud. In fact, he’s probably on his way to see her now. #futureinlaws”

“Look at this Casual Casanova. He doesn’t know it yet but that book is all about how personal interaction is essential to city life. If only he’d look up from those pages. I want that beanie on my bedroom floor. #TheDeathAndLifeOfGreatAmericanCities”

“Sigh. This Clark Kent look-alike seems to have just flown in from Krypton to spend some QT on the F Train with us mere mortals. I may have to pretend to faint so he’ll catch me but I’m going to let him finish the last few pages of 100 Years of Solitude first. #superman”

“Look at that wide power stance. No hands needed. This sexy stud owns the 4 train with the same confidence he probably exudes defending the zone at his pick-up hockey games. He’s not going to fall, but I already have. Hard. #theicemancometh”

“Check out this Brooklyn-bound boss’ material. Maybe he’s an aspiring actor/writer/producer/director/nudist looking for tips. Doesn’t matter, I love a man getting in touch with his feminine side. When will he get in touch with mine? Just kidding. #notthatkindofgirl”

“Tall, dark and handsome with a thick beard AND a thick…book? This man must be straight out of the fiction section because he’s too good to be true. If only he was patiently waiting for me instead of the E train. #YouKnowWhatTheySayAboutThickBooks”

“This Elijah Wood look-a-like is all hunk, no hobbit. He probably weekends in the Berkshires with his golden retriever, hiking and chopping wood with those big hands. He could trek to Middle Earth and I’d still follow. #illtakethatring”

“Good morning, single bachelor. Nothing gives me more hope than a banker without a band. Almost has that dangerous Patrick Bateman vibe, but I can tell he’s a nice guy on account of the black loafers and blue socks. He’s probably listening to Taylor Swift in those headphones. #blankspace”

“This brawny bookworm is too preoccupied with Poe to notice the rumbling of a passing train, or the beating of my tell-tale heart. His focus may be admirable but his attention should be elsewhere. #turnitonme”

“Ahoy handsome! Just caught a glimpse of this elusive beauty reading Moby Dick in the crowded waters of the L train. There may be other fish in the sea, but this white whale has me hooked. #reelmein”

“The book may be obscure but I’m sure this crisp cutie is reading it long before it becomes cool. He probably spent all night dancing at the best underground party in Bushwick, and he still looks flawless. Can’t wait to see his record collection. #stacked”