and Mensa Are Teaming Up to Pair Off Geniuses

If you've been dissatisfied with the low intelligence of people in your dating pool, you might want to check out's latest feature: The online dating service is currently teaming up with Mensa, the global high IQ society, to romantically pair off brainiacs and nerdballs.

According to Match's data, 80% of American single people say that dating someone of an equal intelligence level is "very important" or a "must" and 89% claim they'd have no problem dating a person who is more intellectual and/or educated than they are.


From's statement:

"Why do we want a smart partner? Because intelligence is correlated with many benefits, including: higher income; sense of humor; creativity; social skills; coordination; and problem solving. These are sexy," says Match's Chief Scientific Advisor Dr. Helen Fisher. "Money can buy a sexy evening on the town. People everywhere gravitate to smart lovers, because an intelligent partner comes with a host of sexy perks."

Sexy perks also include existential depression, heavy drinking and a preference for cats, so you know — win some, lose some.

(KIDDING. A sense of humor is a sexy perk of my genius.)

If the Match/Mensa coupling seems like something that might appeal to you, here are a few more details:

Match members will now have the ability to add a Mensa badge to their profiles to express their interest in the High IQ organization and will also have the opportunity to take the Mensa test for only $1 during the first week of the launch, June 23rd – July 6th.


If you realized that June 23-July 6 actually constitutes as 2 weeks, congratulations, you've passed Mensa's first test.

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