The chart-topping musi9cmaker told Good Morning Britain hosts Ben Shepherd and Kate Garraway that he finds the person’s intelligence the sexiest thing ever, but he had never known that there was a separated word for it. The UK morning talk show held a debate on sapiosexuality after French equality minister Marlene Schiappa faced a massive backlash when she revealed her own attraction to smart people only a month ago. ““We were all arguing backstage in the dressing room with a couple of your producers. And yes, I feel like I am identifying as sapiosexual,” the 44-yer-old musician, who is currently single, told the hosts. Ronson recently split from his wife Joséphine de La Baume in 2018. Now he says to have completely recovered from it.
The term ‘sapiosexual‘ is relatively new. A LiveJournal user named Wolfieboy claims to have invented the word in 1998. It derives from the Latin word ‘sapio’, which means ‘I discern’ or ‘understand’. “I don’t care too much about the plumbing,” he wrote in a post on LiveJournal in 2002, “I want an incisive, inquisitive, insightful, irreverent mind. I want someone for whom philosophical discussion is foreplay.”