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Intellect and online dating

My best friend, who looks like the racially ambiguous lovechild of Brad Pitt and Pocahontas, waves her phone at me in righteous indignation. Several of my “classically attractive” friends are pissed.

My voice is deep, which apparently makes me less desirable to men.

My eye color isn’t interesting, and my hair is always feral.

The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, analysed the online dating interactions of over 41,000 Australians between 18 and 80 years old from the dating website RSVP.

Matches and conversations were looked at from four months in 2016, to find out whether people stayed picky or loosened up a bit.

The choice in who we can reach out to has greatly expanded, but that only seems to have splintered our attention more.

I go crazy watching my friends, faces buried in their phones, scroll through Tinder at the bar: There’s so much supply that millennials can't seem to organize the sensory overload — or know when to walk away from it.

I applied a facial recognition program to the photos to identify face structures I typically find attractive.

The algorithm would then swipe right or left, depending on how it judged the picture. dating program, now in beta, to share this algorithm strategy with others.

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.

"They’re attracted to someone based on a matching level of intelligence, interests, conversation, drive, sense of humor,” Tynski told the Huffington Post.

Intelligence isn't really something that's easily quantified — plus, some critics have made the claim that sapiosexuality is, well, a little pretentious.