You know what’s hot? Intelligence. ‘Brains are the new tits!’ shouts a T-shirt slogan I saw recently. It also happens to appear on a Facebook page for sapiosexuals. Because yes there is indeed a word for desiring smart people: sapiosexuality.
And ‘sapiosexual’ has become an increasingly common way of identifying oneself on dating sites and apps to emphasize intelligence as an essential criterion in what can often be a superficial looks-obsessed world.But what does it mean to be seek intelligence when it comes to dating? Is it simply about communing with like-minded souls? Or is it about looking down on those who don’t measure up?Is it about knowing lots of trivia such as the questions posed in an OkCupid ‘sapiosexual fetish test’ – or a deeper way of assessing one’s gray matter?(cont..)