"They’re attracted to someone based on a matching level of intelligence, interests, conversation, drive, sense of humor,” 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?
But instead of an alarm clock that rattles off to-do list items or a hybrid baby monitor/conference call speaker, the 29-year-old's clutching her i Phone and swiping through a prototype of The League, her dating app that launches today.
By prioritizing users' privacy while delivering a curated matchmaking service, the app certainly caters to high-octane, ambitious women.
This dilemma sparked one of the key differentiators of The League: By requiring both Linked In and Facebook for signup, The League can keep people's profiles from popping up in front of those in their professional and social networks, if they want: Brilliant, right?
According to the blog, Up to Date, a recent survey suggested that 80per cent of American singles say they 'must have' or find it 'very important' to be with someone of the same intelligence level.
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It's easy, too easy, to count the reasons why any woman who wants to "date intelligently," as their tagline goes, would love the app, which—while it rolls out today in San Francisco only—will spring up in major U. Bradford, a former Google employee who holds an MBA from Stanford, snagged on something when she suddenly became single in grad school: She wanted to join Tinder and Ok Cupid, but she didn't want everyone (her professors, her potential future employers, her ex boyfriend's friends) seeing her personal information and that she was "on the prowl." But how could she put herself out there without overexposing herself in the process?
Because intelligence is correlated with many benefits, including: higher income; sense of humor; creativity; social skills; coordination; and problem solving.
These are sexy,' Match’s chief scientific advisor Dr.
Aptly dubbed "Sapio," the app makes matches based on intelligence, and amongst other things, allows users to define themselves as sapiosexual, or someone who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature.
Sapio, which calls itself "a dating app with depth," wants to gives users "a fast and fun way to evaluate potential matches on both brains and looks." Kristin Tynsk, one of the app's co-founders, told the Huffington Post that being sapiosexual isn't just about valuing high IQ — it's about valuing those with the level of intelligence.