From Latin sapiens (wise) + sexus (sex).
One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature.
Usage: If you are a sapiosexual, you must be more attracted to:1. Rahul Bose and not Hrithik Roshan 2. Konkona Sen Sharma and not Katrina Kaif 3. Woody Allen and not George Clooney
Darren Stalder aka Wolfieboy, who blogs on the Web journal LiveJournal, claims to have invented the word in 1998 – it’s something he says he lives by because, “You can only f**k someone for so long (5-8 hours is finite) but you can talk forever.”
Late last year, OkCupid, the very popular (and for some in the Brunch team, very helpful) dating website, allowed its users to specify their sexual orientation. You could be asexual, heteroflexible (basically bisexual, but with a leaning towards people of the opposite sex), pansexual (attraction to any gender identity)... and sapiosexual.
If you are sapiosexual, it essentially means you’re smart enough to know what it means and you’re looking for someone smart enough to know what it means.
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Bloggers and Tumblrs went nuts. They wrote and wrote and wrote about being “proud to be sapiosexual”, about just how attractive it is to meet someone whose face is hidden by a book.
Thought Catalog, the website which catalogues lives and lists of (and by) 20-somethings called it brainsex – and wrote about the importance of dating someone who is attracted to intelligence.