American Mensa have joined forces with online dating site Match.com to provide a mensa members only dating site
But a new partnership between American Mensa and online dating giant Match.com offers a new, enticing reason to join the society of geniuses: true
I was wondering what ATS members think of this. The reason I ask is that I was once upon a time, for my sins, married to someone with a genius IQ.
Thank goodness that is over!
In my experience (and I am not naïve enough to believe this is always the case) my ex, although scoring off the scale academically, was an emotional
pumpkin. He was also extremely snobbish about even deigning to talk to anybody he did not consider "worthy". In his eyes, worthy meant having an
IQ at the very least equally impressive as his own.
He piled scorn on any of my friends or family he deemed inferior, and simply could not see their value in terms of compassion, kindness, humour, love,
family values, morals, sincerity or loyalty. These are all the things I value in another human being, hence our awkward marriage was doomed.
Now, although it is none of my business whether Mensa members find their true love through this site or not, I simply have to chuckle at the stupidity
of so-called clever people who, despite being geniuses, cannot understand what is truly meaningful in a relationship.
I am referring to people who plan to use this site as a filter for their next relationship. I a not
saying that Mensa members do not have
meaningful relationships, but in my opinion, if IQ is the only
thing you value in a partner then you are missing out on the whole point of
connecting emotionally and meaningfully with another human being.
I think Harvard graduate, Ali Benazir, says it far more eloquently than me
"IQ tends to be pretty one-dimensional. There's no way to say if this person interacts well with others," he said. "For a relationship, it
matters more how that person implements that intelligence in the real world, for jobs and parenting and exchanging of ideas."
News about Mensa dating site
"You need to remove the barriers to love. And when you exclude those people, as smart people tend to do, that's when you become
(Sitting back and waiting to be flamed now...)