1. Wit turns you on


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Some people are attracted to physical beauty and some to money. If you find yourself  inexplicably drawn towards your witty classmate though, you might be a sapiosexual. There’s just something
about a person who is both smart and amusing. Their quips curve your lips into a smile, their unique brand of sarcasm  is insightful and refreshing.

2. Inaccurate grammar is a deal breaker


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There’s a guy / girl you really like. You strike up a conversation and flirt a little. You are rewarded for your efforts and he / she shares their number with you. You are so excited to receive their first text message but when it arrives, well let’s just say that its heart-breaking.
Having said that, this in no way means that a potential partner must be good at the English language in particular. All you want is for them to be fluent in their language of choice, to be able to hold a conversation with ease (without grammatical / pronunciation errors).

3. You are attracted to writers

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And by writing you certainly don’t mean “Wanna frandship with me” , “Thiz iz da thang” or “Sumthin lyk dis”. You mean people who not just string words together, but whose writing is deep and meaningful. Those who manage to warm the cockles of your heart through their poetry or those who write letters to you. Through their writing, they are able to stir thoughts, feelings and notions. Sometimes you are left with questions, other times some answers. Sometimes they write about plain truths, genius in its simplicity. And sometimes, things are worded in a manner so beautiful, you could never have even imagined it.

4. You enjoy interacting with people who read for fun


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If they quote Charles Bukowski, they’re your best friend ! They are inquisitive and you love to discuss books, characters, plots and storylines together. You can argue with them, play devil’s advocate, analyse pros and cons and even have serious conversations at 2 a.m.
They are open-minded and you feel understood with them. They get you.

5. You respect people who know the difference between “YOUR” and “YOU’RE”

Also, the difference between commuting and communicating (Yes ! Some people get confused). You do not expect everyone to have the same level of expertise as an linguistics professor but it is essential for them to be aware of the rudimentary nuances of their choice of spoken / written language (whichever that might be).

X (texts) – “Your adorable.”

Y (replies) – “No. You’re adorable.”

Now X likes Y. All Y did was point out a typo !


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