High intelligence dating sites
The collaboration comes hot on the heels of an infographic released by the dating site illustrating where the smartest singles in America live. Helen Fisher, Match’s Chief Scientific Advisor, on Match’s blog, “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.” She added, “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.”But… The whole idea seems weird and elitist to me — kind of like the intellectual equivalent of Millionaire Match.
I mean, I understand wanting to date someone who challenges you and makes you think in new ways — but I’m not sure limiting your dating pool to people with super high IQ scores is the best way to go about doing it.
Take, for an example, a Mensa member quoted in an article about the collaboration on CNN: The now-55-year-old woman, who graduated high school in three years, college in two and a half, and has a law degree from Georgia State University, didn’t date for a really long time because she couldn’t find anyone who was “interesting enough.” She said she doesn’t generally get along with athletes or sports fans, because “I’m looking for people who are intellectually curious.