Head Over Heart: Who Are You Attracted to?

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What qualities in people attract you? Beauty? Honesty? Kindness? Well, a lot of people are actually attracted to intelligence. In fact, it’s quite common. “The term “sapiosexual” (which comes from the Latin root “sapio,” meaning wise) is nowadays a common way to describe one’s sexual identity”, according to Better Help

A recent study found that close to one in ten people aged 18-35 value intelligence in a romantic partner. According to this study, intelligence is more sexually attractive compared to humor, kindness, and even physical appearance.

The reason behind this formula takes roots in the theory of evolution and natural selection: “the concept that those with the most desirable genetic traits tend to reproduce more, ensuring the long-term survival of the species,” says the study. 

Consider yourself lucky if you fall in love with an intelligent partner:

  • Intelligence lasts longer than looks
  • You’ll never feel bored
  • You can rely on your partner when it comes to solving problems