To become attracted to or sexually aroused by intelligence and its use.

Me? I don't care too much about the plumbing. 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 Darren Stalder December 5, 2002
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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!
by whitefern July 3, 2015
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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 27, 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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In short, sapiosexual can be defined as someone who is attracted to the intelligence that another person displays. In other words, sapiosexuals are aroused by smart people. Interestingly enough, though someone can be physically attractive, if they appear to be "empty-headed," so to speak, then it's an instant turn-off to the sapiosexual. When it comes to sapiosexuals, it's what's on the inside that matters the most. You could be the best-looking person in the room, but a sapiosexual will only be interested in you if you meet their standards in terms of intelligence.
I'm a Sapiosexuals 🤤.
by mennäperille December 13, 2019
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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 October 1, 2015
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