I can only be told that you're a genius so many times before I need to see some application beyond your GPA or alma mater. Man A: I don't think I would ever COMMIT myself to someone who isn't intelligent enough for me. Pretension is intelligence gone wrong, though a truly wise person wouldn't be outwardly pretentious in the first place.
Man C: I think someone can be a true genius and also pretentious, but generally I’ve found that someone trying to show off their intellect is all bark and no bite, as the saying goes.Woman A: When I tell people, they tend to assume that I fetishize intelligence.These six sapiosexuals set the record straight on what it means to get turned on by a big brain.Woman A: 27Woman B: 22Woman C: 37Man A: 25Man B: 24Man C: 32Woman A: Sapiosexual is a way for me to label and understand myself and what I want in a romantic relationship.Man A: Oh, I feel like that's something you can generally figure out in the first 10 minutes of knowing someone.
Man B: I just talk to them and wait to see what happens.
Woman B: I have before, it's not as much that he wasn't intelligent enough, as it was a condescending quality. Woman B: I would like to think so, but I'm constantly proven to be less intelligent than the guys I'm seeing, which is honestly fine by me, if anything I'm the one reaping all the benefits. To be clear, I don’t purport to be the most intelligent person in the room, but I value critical thinking and a zest for learning. Consider if you met someone wildly attractive but they were incredibly mean to you. Woman B: The basis of your argument [shouldn't only be] your intelligence level. Back up your statements with some logic, if you don't have any support, then you're the one who needs to be lectured, not me. Being intelligent doesn’t inherently increase one’s value, so behaving in an elitist way or putting others down for an intellectual difference is pretentious and to me, could be an abuse of privilege.
No one knows everything, and being intelligent necessitates that understanding. It is painful, but if someone is not intellectually stimulating, given my passion for knowledge and learning, I am left with a dearth of topics to connect with them around and it feels lonely. Man A: This comes down to the application of knowledge.
And I might, to a degree, but that’s only one aspect of it and one aspect of who I am.
They worry that I can’t be physical or show physical affection but it’s certainly not the case.
Woman C: That we are square, boring, or judgmental.