mpicpp writes in with news about a new dating opportunity for Mensa members. For one, the elite society only takes individuals with IQ scores in the 98th percentile, meaning just 1 in 50 Americans is eligible.
This exclusivity — some might say snobbery — is part of Mensa's lore.
About 57,000 Americans are already a part of the organization and another six million people are eligible to join ... If you feel in your soul that you are one of those people, you can take a IQ test and find out! Eighty percent of current regular users say that being smart is "very important" when it comes to a potential mate.
"Partnering with Mensa now gives Match members another smart way to easily search for and connect with like-minded singles." The service will be more helpful for those in areas brimming with intellect.Early Mensans in Britain walked around with yellow buttons, organizational publications once referred to non-Mensa members as "Densans," and last year, a top Mensa member and tester called anyone with an IQ of 60 a "carrot." In short, you don't always join Mensa because you think you're smart.Celebrities such as director Quentin Tarantino and actor Steve Martin, would be among those eligible to join.According to Match's data, 80 per cent of singles say they "must have" or find it "very important" to be with someone of the same intelligence level.Those who make it into the elite group who have an IQ of over 130 can connect through a separate, exclusive dating service called Mensa Match.
In addition, members can add a special Mensa badge to their profiles, signaling a specific interest in connecting with a single person with a confirmed genius-level IQ score.