sapiophile

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin sapiens +‎ -phile

NounEdit

sapiophile (plural sapiophiles)

  1. A person who is attracted, whether it be sexually, romantically, or otherwise, to intelligence or intelligent people rather than to the physical appearance.
    • 2014, Jennifer Gibson Joseph, Daith Hardd: Life, Love and the Beautiful Journey of Finding My Authentic Self[1], Lulu.com, published 2014, →ISBN:
      I've said it before and I'll say it again, I'm a sapiophile. I'm attracted to intelligent and unique men.
    • 2014, A. D. Marrow, Love and Other Cosmic Nonsense[2]:
      She's a registered Sapiophile, a proud Geek since long before Geek was chic and believes that everyone deserves a happily ever after.
    • 2015 November 2, Simone Paget, Sarnia Observer[3]:
      “My advice to smart single ladies? Go find a emotionally healthy man with high self-esteem,” she says. “He'll most likely be a sapiophile (someone who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature), and you'll be good to go!”
    • 2016, Kelley Armstrong, Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing[4]:
      I mean, I get the sapiophile thing, but that's still one hell of a stretch.
    • 2016, T. Dove Lourde, We Rent These Bodies[5]:
      The sapiophiles and muses of Arch Avenue

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