If you've been dissatisfied with the low intelligence of people in your dating pool, you might want to check out Match.com'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 Match.com'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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