Some people have a very clear physical "type." Maybe it's tall people, or people with straight, pearly-white smiles. But for others, physical attraction takes a back seat and personality is king when it comes to dating and attraction. If you relate, you probably prioritize kindness, generosity, and sense of humor in your matches. These are all important qualities to have in a partner, regardless of how high you prioritize them. But if intelligence is what truly gets you going, then knowing which zodiac signs to date if you’re attracted to brains can help guide you to the quick-witted sweetie you've been dreaming of.
These are the zodiac signs who tend to take a very analytical view of life and are highly perceptive. However, all those brains don't necessarily mean they’re introverted or hold back; it's just that they follow their minds as much as their gut, and that allows them to bring a unique and exciting perspective to every situation. It also doesn't hurt that their intellect means they tend to have a clever sense of humor, too. If that sounds like the kind of person who makes your heart beat a little faster, here are the highly intelligent zodiac signs to set your romantic sights on.
Gemini (May 21 — June 20)
One of Gemini’s greatest strengths is their intelligence. They have a great deal of intellectual curiosity, so their charm is two-fold: their natural wit and charisma, and their desire to get to know other people on a deeper level. When you're talking to a Gemini, they give you their total attention and you can sense their genuine interest in understanding what makes you tick. Having that kind of attention lavished on you can be intoxicating. This fact, paired with their killer banter and sense humor (thanks to their connection to Mercury, the planet associated with communication), will make anyone who’s attracted to brains fall head-over-heels for a Gemini.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 — Nov. 21)
All the water signs have strong connections to their emotions, and in Scorpio, that translates into a profound emotional intelligence. They’re highly perceptive about picking up what the people around them are feeling and recognizing what they need. In the wrong hands, this gift could be dangerous. But since Scorpio’s seeking a partner they can trust and open up to, they tend to use that gift to separate those they can get serious with from those who just want to play games.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 — Dec. 21)
Sagittarius might have a reputation for being flighty and unpredictable, but that’s not because they lack focus. Rather, it’s because their interests lie in constantly expanding their world view through new experiences and ideas. Sag views the world through a very philosophical lens and is always looking to understand the larger picture. They’re ruled by Jupiter, the planet associated with higher learning and wisdom, which means they’re constantly looking to grow. The right partner for this sign has to share their intellectual curiosity and hunger for knowledge through personal experience.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18)
Aquarius is a naturally analytical sign, and they view everything as a puzzle to be solved. With the help of their ruling planet, Uranus, which is associated with revolutionary vision, they reach conclusions and view the world from their own very unique perspective. While some people may find them a bit aloof or unemotional, for those who are attracted to great problem solvers and visionary people, nothing is hotter than watching an Aquarius’ mind at work.
All these signs show off their smarts in different ways, so if braininess is your biggest turn-on, any of them will know just how to make you swoon.