Looking for someone with similar interest and intellectual ability as your highly developed self? Match.com have paired up with Mensa to create Mensa Match – allowing some of the worlds smartest to match up with one another.
Mensa is deemed by some to be a ‘snobbish’ community of intellectuals, but there is no denying that it’s hard to get your foot in. This elite society only allows in those of the top 98th percentile of IQ based intelligence which means approximately 1 in 50 people are eligible.
As announced on Mensa.org
“American Mensa isn’t just about encouraging adults to think; connections over ideas and interests have always been a part of our culture, and now Mensa Match helps Mensans connect on a more emotional level. In partnership with Match.com®”
Some people may see this as elite level snobbery, but when some ‘Mensans’ were asked for information on their dating life and opinions on this new advancement, they replied positively.
“I’m looking for people who are intellectually curious. And when all you’re talking about is sports teams and barbeques … when you’re talking about physical traits and not existential philosophy, I’m not going to get the vibe.” Stated Mensa member Anne Sereg on CNN
According to Match.com’s information, 80% of their user base say that finding someone with a similar intelligence level as them is a must or at least very important. To take this to the extreme, Mensa member Peter Baimbridge remarked (on national Television) that those with an IQ of “around 60 are probably a carrot” as seen on Mirror.co.uk.
In addition to Mensa Match, Mensa members can also elect to have a special badge applied to their profile to flaunt their achievement.
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