Dating is a very stressful activity for most people, especially in the beginning stages of the relationship. Trying to put your best foot forward while evaluating the personality of the other person is difficult. If you are attracted to someone with vastly different interests than you, the challenges can be amplified as it may be harder to find common things to discuss. Intellectual types may have extensive reading lists and talking points that are hard to grasp, but that doesn't mean the relationship can't work.
Sapio, the dating app that wants to help smart people hook up
Think you're smarter than your average bear? 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.
I have a mini-confession to make: I wrote the Tao of Dating books specifically for really smart people. The writing of the books was precipitated by the endemic dating woes on the Harvard campus as I observed them as an advisor and, earlier, indulged in them as a student. Those kids graduate and pretty much continue to have the same dating woes -- only now with fewer single people around who happen to live in the same building and share meals with them every day. So if they had challenges then, it gets about 1, times worse once they're tossed from the warm womb of their alma mater.