Sapiosexual Dating: Show Me That Big, Sexy… Brain

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Sapiosexual Dating

There's been a lot of talk about sapiosexuals and sapiosexual dating these days. So, what does sapiosexual mean? A sapiosexual is someone who finds intellect and intelligence sexually stimulating or arousing. In other words, someone most interested in that special organ: a big, throbbing... brain.

Sapiosexuality had been gaining traction quietly until 2014, when OkCupid added it to their extended sexual preference list. Sapiosexual dating had arrived! Many were excited (puns intended), until the dissent started. What did the backlash look like? “Some say declaring a sexual preference based on intelligence is pretentious, elitist or insulting to people with disabilities.” There was a heated debate for a time. And then the debate seemed to disappear.

The Hottest Body Part

In her NY Times article, “The Hottest Body Part? For a Sapiosexual, It’s the Brain,” Anna North dives into sapiosexual dating and identity. She focuses on the experience of some self-identified sapiosexuals, while simultaneously presenting the opinions of those who dismiss or argue against the identity. Where do you stand in the sapiosexual conversation? Let us know in the comments section.

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Jonathan DeLong
Jonathan DeLong is hooked on tech, and has been working with startups and entrepreneurs for the last decade. With experience building global cross-functional teams for enterprise and infrastructure providers, to seeing garage-based startups from their ‘fast-pitches’ thru launch, he truly believes anything is possible. Often giving his time freely to both emerging entrepreneurs and philanthropy, Jonathan’s heart is as big as they come. When not deep in strategy and API based business models, you will find him swimming, on a road bike, or simply traveling globally. A San Francisco native and a graduate of the University of California in Santa Barbara, Jonathan currently lives on a sailboat in Oakland, California. Learn more on Jonathan's founder's blog: https://dateperfect.com/category/hot-topics/founders-blog