Intelligent dating headlines

“[Men faced in this real life scenario] distanced themselves more from her, tended to rate her as less attractive, and showed less desire to exchange contact information or plan a date with her”.

While the authors behind the study caution that more experimentation may be needed to confirm the conclusion, they do believe that “feelings of diminished masculinity accounted for men’s decreased attraction toward women who outperformed them.” Who knew masculinity could be so fragile?

From 2015: “Something you put on your dating profile if you want to be pretentious.” From 2016: “For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual is also a statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are prized above all else.”Whether sapiosexuality is indeed a true orientation, a preference or just a new way to brag remains to be seen.

To Nelson, who is straight and works as a recruiter in Toronto, this means not necessarily a woman’s IQ but her emotional maturity and open-mindedness.

It’s what we know about ourselves in terms of what tends to push our buttons in order to feel attraction,” Nelson says.“Sapiosexual” refers to those who are “sexually attracted to highly intelligent people,” according to Merriam-Webster.

Men are attracted to the idea of dating intelligent women - but don't actually like the reality of it.

That's according to researchers who carried out several studies into what men find desirable in women.

“I can be intelligent and just want to hook up, and it’s my decision,” Gonder says.

“Relationships and dating are fluid.”Intelligence is an increasingly desirable trait in a partner, according to what’s known as the American mate selection survey.

The website Bustle called sapiosexuality “the worst dating trend” because it seems exclusionary.

Lindsay Gonder, 33, says she always swipes left on — ignores — self-proclaimed sapiosexuals.

Because when you’re dating online, which is an extremely competitive medium, you need every advantage you can get.

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