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One who finds the content's of someone else's mind to be their most attractive attribute, above and before their physical characteristics. From the Latin root "sapien", meaning wise. The term is now becoming mainstream with dating apps such as OkCupid and Sapio giving users the ability to define their sexual orientations as "Sapiosexual."

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.
"Give me a deep conversation or a passionate debate over brainless beauty any day. Someone who makes me reconsider my long-held beliefs and challenges my mind is a person I can easily fall for. There is no doubt that I'm a sapiosexual."
by Kt forever August 24, 2016
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Something you put on your dating profile if you want to be pretentious.
I'm so intelligent that my sexual kink is attraction to Mensa members. I'm a sapiosexual!
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One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature.
"I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay. I want someone who sometimes makes me go ouch due to their wit and evil sense of humor. I want someone that I can reach out and touch randomly. I want someone I can cuddle with.

I decided all that means that I am sapiosexual."
by Mr M. Ister May 26, 2004
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A shibboleth used by poseurs attracted to the appearance of intelligence rather than actual intelligence. People genuinely attracted to intelligence know that the word “intelligence” is derived from the Latin “intelligere”; that the Latin participle for wisdom is “sapiens,” not “sapio”; and that the Latin “sapio” means something that tastes good.
I totally identify as a sapiosexual so I find that guy with the bowler hat and handlebar mustache banging out his screenplay at the coffee shop on his Royal typewriter while sipping his no-foam, decaf, soy latte and stroking his monkey totally hot. What? No, seriously. He’s got a for real monkey. He must be smart.
by Gajillion December 12, 2014
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Sapiosexuals claim to be sexually attracted to their definition of intelligence. It's a new term that usually means you're attracted to someone who is able to explain things like scientific theories or philosophy or write poetry. It's basically whatever their specific idea of intelligence is.

This is more accurately labeled as a preference since sexual orientation refers only to the genders that you are attracted to. It does not include a concept like intelligence, which can't be clearly defined for every person.
A person who likes writers is not a scribosexual, a person who likes lawyers is not a jurosexual, and a person who loudly proclaims that they only date smart people might be dangerously full of themselves, but they’re not a “sapiosexual. -Samantha Allen
by M_L_N October 18, 2015
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It means to be sexually attracted to intelligence above other qualities. In reality it's just a pretentious attempt at making yourself sound intellectual.
Normal Person: Hey that girl is cute! I'm gonna go talk to her.
Douchebag: Oh, her? I struggle to find her attractive because she is substantially less educated than I am. I'm not saying I'm too good for her, its just a fact: I'm sapiosexual.
by yoloswagturnupyoo September 30, 2015
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