“智性” means “intelligence,” and “恋” means “love.” This term, translated from the English term “sapiosexual,” means “sexually attracted to highly intelligent people.” While some people prize looks above all else in a love interest, others may find the contents of someone else’s mind to be their most attractive attribute. From the Latin root “sapien” meaning wise, this term has become mainstream with dating apps such as OkCupid, as people can optionally define their sexual orientations as “sapiosexual.”
Lìlì de nánpéngyou yòu ǎi yòu pàng，tā zěnme kànshang zhème gè rén ne？
Lili’s boyfriend is short and fat. Why is she into such a person?
Tīngshuō tā yǒu liǎngge bóshì xuéwèi，shì yīsuǒ zhùmíng dàxué de jiàoshòu。
They say he is a professor with a prestigious university, with two doctoral degrees.
Méixiǎng dào Lìlì shì zhi xìng liàn。
It didn’t occur to me that she’s sapiosexual.