"Something that ranked very high was having an association dating service." Part of the reason Mensa Match was created was to provide people of high intelligence with like-minded companions who have somewhat different interests than the normal online dating crowd.
"I'm looking for people who are intellectually curious," Mensa member Anne Sereg, 55, told .
Intrepid men and women with a drive to explain the unknowable have long answered the great mysteries of the universe, and of the human condition, with science.
Those who are interested in Mensa but not members can still interact online with members. that help define a person," Amarnarth Thombre, Match.com's president, told "What we've done is combine the technology of Match with these partnerships, where they can not only meet other Match members but also find each other very easily." After receiving requests from members for a Mensa-specific dating pool, Mensa contacted Match.com, who took a poll of its members and found that 80% of them valued high intelligence in a romantic partner.
These are the drawbacks to dating a highly intelligent person.
On the bright side, when they elect to study and work on their shortcomings they can often overcome them easier than unintelligent people.
The service allows members to narrow their dating search to easily identify other Mensans with whom they might have traits in common.
As with other niche dating websites, like Farmers Only and Glutenfree Singles, Mensa Match is only for those who are currently in the high IQ group.