Are you a sapiosexual? Tell the dating apps
Finding intelligence sexually arousing, aka being sapiosexual, is the Internet’s most popular identifier at the moment. The term may not be that new, but it’s now everywhere.
According to The New York Times: “In 2014, ‘sapiosexual’ became one of an expanded list of sexual orientations and identities daters could choose on OkCupid, the dating app.”
‘Sapiosexual’ seems to have become the ‘it’ word on dating apps — most people use it to describe themselves in their brief bios — there’s even an app called Sapio, designed for intelligent dating. However, this new type of sexuality has its critics, who call it a fad.
“I’m a sapiosexual. So what if I actually find intelligence sexually attractive? I know most people feel that using this word is a sign of being fake, but I embrace it,” says Shruti Sachdeva, a student.
Rahul Singh, another student, quips, “People will all become sapiosexuals for a while. When they realise that it isn’t working anymore, they will drop the trend. Sab sapiosexual kab tak bane rahengey?”
Psychologist Pulkit Sharma explains, “Intelligence alone cannot be responsible for sexual attraction. Being a sapiosexual is basically just a statement that you give a little more preference to intelligence as a trait.”