Dating for intellegent people
A new dating app wants to help you find fellow intellectuals to love.Sapio bills itself as a go-to community for people who are drawn to other smart people. And presumably if you've selected this particular app, you've already identified yourself as at least sapio-curious.“He knew what I did for a living, because I listed it on my profile.But he made a comment about something in my field, and I responded with some information from a research paper I had just published,” she told me.In three separate studies, the team found that men were attracted to such women .
Whether the subject was math or English, the men rated the woman who outperformed them as a long-term romantic partner.
The diagram below shows a hypothetical example of an “intelligent guy” who knows a LOT about mathematics, but doesn’t know much about what it takes to be successful with women, how to attract women and how to maintain a great relationship with a woman.
Just because the guy is academically intelligent, it doesn’t automatically mean he will be socially or emotionally intelligent or know what it takes to be successful with women.
In a different study, the researchers put male college students in a room to take a test with a college-aged woman who was, in fact, a “confederate” or “plant” of the team.
This young woman was supposedly taking the test with the students, and made limited small talk before the test began.
So it remains to be seen whether the connections you might form among your supposed intellectual peers will be any better than among the massive pool of potential mates offered by more general apps like Tinder offer.