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Sapiosexuality Test

Sapiosexuallity is the tendency to find potential partners attractive on account of their intelligence or intellectual acumen. Indeed, strong sapiosexuals consider these traits to be among the most important in a partner

Sapiosexuality is generally considered a supplemental sexual orientation. Most sapiosexuals would still describe their primary orientation as gay, straight, or bisexual, and consider their sapiosexuality more of a sub-characteristic of their orientation. Sapiosexuality can thus be thought of as an identity that lies outside the traditional binaries such as heterosexual/homosexual and male/female.

Are you a sapiosexual? For each of the following statements, indicate how well it describes you below.

Question 1 of 18

I tend to become romantically attracted only after having an intellectually stimulating conversation with a potential partner.



The IDRlabs Sapiosexuality Test (IDR-ST©) was developed by, and is the exclusive property of, IDRlabs International. The IDR-ST was informed by the work of professor and individual differences researcher, Dr. Gilles Gignac. The present test is not associated with Dr. Gignac or any other professionals or professional bodies affiliated with them.

Professionals in the field of psychology that are well-versed in the use and scoring of various psychometric tests and measures of personality have developed the IDRlabs Sapiosexuality Test. The present test was informed by a recent written work, published as Gignac, G. E., Darbyshire, J., & Ooi, M. (2018). Some people are attracted sexually to intelligence: A psychometric evaluation of sapiosexuality. Intelligence, 66, 98-111. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Sapiosexuality Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The test provides feedback such as the following: Not Sapiosexual: Your score indicates that you are not a sapiosexual. Intelligence isn't among the most important qualities for you when it comes to navigating the landscape of potential partners. Though you will likely recognize when someone displays above-average intelligence, it is not a decisive factor in whether you decide to pursue a romance with them or not. You may have several other factors or personality traits that you find yourself more drawn to such as physical attractiveness, a sense of humor, family-centeredness, financial stability, or the like. Communication and compatibility are still important to you, but you don’t have a preference for intelligence or intellectual acumen above all other attributes.

Moderately Sapiosexual: Your score indicates that while you typically find intelligence to be at least moderately attractive, this does not occur to the degree where you would qualify as sapiosexual. In your eyes, intelligence is a nice quality in a partner but not necessarily a must-have for a romantic attraction to develop. You may find yourself occasionally turned on by dazzling displays of intellect, conversational prowess, or academic endeavors, but these are not the features that primarily keep you interested in someone. You likely have other personality traits that you look for first in a partner, such as physical attractiveness, financial stability, or a great sense of humor.

Online quizzes such as the present sapiosexuality test, whether they are professional, educational, or primarily for entertainment purposes, can only provide first takes of some specific aspects of your individual character and personality. Regarding the current test in particular, your responses and resultant overall score will provide information about your level of attraction to others based on their intelligence. Despite the thorough and systematic nature of the present test’s development and construction, no test ever created can determine your personality, character, or beliefs with total accuracy, nor can it replace a definitive assessment made by a qualified pertinent professional.

As the developers and publishers of this free Sapiosexuality Test, we have striven to make this test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present one do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This Sapiosexuality Test is available to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to your current beliefs concerning intelligence as the primary factor in your attraction to a potential partner.

2. Relevant to popular culture. The concept of sapiosexuality is a relatively new addition to the cultural lexicon and has been recently trending on social media.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the advice of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.