Though the app doesn't require any sort of proof that you're an intelligent person (i.e., information about your college degree, or an IQ score), it remains to be seen whether your chances of meeting someone of a certain intelligence level would be any different here than on, say, Ok Cupid, where you can also make matches based on answers from questionnaires.
Intelligence isn't really something that's easily quantified — plus, some critics have made the claim that sapiosexuality is, well, a little pretentious.
But as adults, love is built through thoughtful, caring relationships and that just wasn’t a section on the SATs. Ivy grads people feel entitled to love because their smarts make them among the world’s best humans. Ivy grads feel like people don’t see them as sexy because they’re smart. Ivy grads’ exceptional talents keep them tangled up in thought, not in sheets. Disclaimer: Many Ivy League grads survive completely unscathed, realize college is just a stepping stone, and continue to be loving, inspiring, geniuses.
However, the doc really hit a lot of reasons it’s hard to date people who consider themselves to be among the greatest minds of their generation, Ivy or not.
On one side, you get a brilliant, stimulating mind, which really turns you on… Before I forget, there was one other thing I wanted you to consider: Very smart.
Sounds like the price you pay for dating a great conversationalist is pretty steep, huh?
You’d make adjustments if you alienated your co-workers and wanted to feel better from 9-5 every day. And a big reason you struggle to connect with men is because you’re so bright. Like many of you, I’m a bit of an intellectual snob.
Now before you decide that you hate me, I’d like you to consider two things: First, does that description remind you of any of the men you’ve dated in the past? On the other you get a narcissistic, difficult, self-obsessed, coldly logical man who is much more concerned with ideas than feelings, and much more concerned with himself than with you.
They have enough information and ammunition to be impossible to argue with. That does NOT mean that you are going to find yourself with a man who has never read a newspaper, who has no interest in foreign travel, or who can’t keep up with you and your friends.
"They’re attracted to someone based on a matching level of intelligence, interests, conversation, drive, sense of humour,” Tynski told the Huffington Post.
"For many, defining oneself as sapiosexual has become statement against the current status quo of hookup culture and superficiality, where looks are prized above all else."Tynsk also told the Huffington Post that, coming from an LGBTQ family, she wanted to create an app that wasn't just for straight people and that "focused more on the mind and the heart than simply on looks." The app seems to do this by allowing users to connect through the "Question Explorer," where they can answer 300 open-ended questions from categories such as "Achievements" and "Inside My Head."While there's obviously nothing wrong with wanting to connect with someone based on shared interests and "the mind and the heart," who's to say that people who are hooking up on other apps aren't doing the same thing?
I know that you’ve been trained to toot your own horn as a way to impress people (like employers), but in a romantic setting, this behavior immediately shows me that you think you’re better than me. I know you think your drunk self is the way you think regular people act, but that’s just makes you seem like an even bigger pretentious d-bag. When are you just going to feel like you can share something? So, really is everyone in the Ivy League club all that?
If you think of yourself as a sapiosexual, this is the dating app for you.