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Genius Idea: New Dating Site For Braniacs
Daily Caller ^ | 06/25/2014 | Julia Dent

Posted on 06/26/2014 9:06:33 PM PDT by kingattax

Mensa and Match.com have teamed up to create a new dating site for people whose IQ is in the 98th percentile.

On Mensa Match, brainiacs can find people to date with the same intelligence level, according to the Daily Mail. The site was inspired by a survey where 80 percent of American singles said dating people on the same intelligence level was “very important.” 89 percent also said they would like to be with someone “considerably better educated or more intellectual.”

“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,” said chief scientific advisor for Match.com 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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: iq; mensa; singles
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 9:06:33 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax

Social skills, eh? Hm. I don’t know about that.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 9:08:53 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: A_perfect_lady

98th percentile...feh...pikers.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 9:09:25 PM PDT by xjcsa (Ridiculing the ridiculous since the day I was born.)
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To: xjcsa

Indeed. It gets old after a while being the smartest guy in any room I walk into. But I manage...

/Humble


4 posted on 06/26/2014 9:11:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: kingattax

They got one for finding someone of the same honesty level?


5 posted on 06/26/2014 9:13:09 PM PDT by Steely Tom (How do you feel about robbing Peter's robot?)
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To: kingattax

My wife and I both qualify for MENSA due to test scores in the past. We met on the personals on Craigslist and it didn’t cost us a dime.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 9:15:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: kingattax

Above average intelligence, say 130 or so I can understand, these are bright people who are still sufficiently anchored in the day to day to perceive the world as the world perceives them. Get much beyond 160 or so and “cerebral” is about the best you can do for an adjective. It’s the rare human being who has an extremely high IQ, is athletic, sociable to the point of a winning personality, sexually attractive, etc., the stereotype has a factual basis.


7 posted on 06/26/2014 9:16:09 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingattax

Braniacs? People who eat a lot of fiber? (Pretty sure that should be brainiacs)


8 posted on 06/26/2014 9:16:26 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: kingattax

Nonsense. The last thing I want in a woman is someone who overthinks everything the way I do. Besides, I’m looking for somebody who wants me for my body and not just my mind.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:00 PM PDT by Tony in Hawaii (Freedom!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

Bill Gates and Paul Allen are examples that support your theory.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 9:18:29 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: kingattax

Really smart people aren’t interested in sex. This site is bogus.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 9:19:24 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

I see I’ve killed another thread.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 9:24:03 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: kingattax

I’m guessing it’s going to be packed with liberals who think that going to expensive colleges and smoking pot with outright Marxists makes them smart.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 9:26:06 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: RegulatorCountry

“It’s the rare human being who has an extremely high IQ, is athletic, sociable to the point of a winning personality, sexually attractive, etc.,”

Fit that description to a tee..don’t think I’m all that unusual.

BTW you forgot to mention humble.


14 posted on 06/26/2014 9:27:05 PM PDT by montanajoe
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To: kingattax

I went to a Mensa meeting once. Never so bored in my life. The single men in there just stayed on their side of the room, like a 6th grade dance.

To get them to talk was like pulling teeth. Very nice guys, but they just didn’t talk.

Dating is so difficult, I hate it too.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 9:30:19 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: kingattax; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition

16 posted on 06/26/2014 9:31:10 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: SeaHawkFan

A high school friend of mine aced the SAT and went on to a Fulbright Scholarship to Yale. He wanted friends because he was supposed to have them in order to be regarded as successful, as well as for the benefit of future social advantage. So, he went through the proper motions to acquire friends and keep them. He wanted to play sports and did, but was a benchwarmer because he was not particularly well-coordinated. Relating to things that mattered to girls was a real puzzle for him but he studied that most of all, and did not succeed particularly well until college. He wasn’t an altogether bad looking guy I don’t suppose, but worrying about his appearance did not occur to him until he realized that girls were not interested, and he never could quite get the look or the approach down pat. It was like an alien dance or something for him.


17 posted on 06/26/2014 9:33:40 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: kingattax

Common sense is important to me.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 9:34:21 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: RegulatorCountry

Was that Sheldon?


19 posted on 06/26/2014 9:40:37 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Gefn

I see you REALLY like cats. That might be a problem for most guys.


20 posted on 06/26/2014 9:41:49 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: minnesota_bound

No, not quite that far gone. He was polite to a fault. He wasn’t as calculating as that sounded, it just wasn’t first nature for him.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 9:43:14 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Tzimisce
"I’m guessing it’s going to be packed with liberals who think that going to expensive colleges and smoking pot with outright Marxists makes them smart."

This is the key factor. Libs are profoundly stupid, and worse, do not realize this simple fact. It explains their absolute conviction that everyone MUST be equal.
To them, equality means that they are at least as intelligent as their enemies.

Look up the Dunning Kruger Effect, and you will realize that the ultimate solution is going to be a eugenic war. The survivors will be the ones who are willing to finish the job.

22 posted on 06/26/2014 9:47:31 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: RegulatorCountry

“It’s the rare human being who has an extremely high IQ, is athletic, sociable to the point of a winning personality, sexually attractive, etc., the stereotype has a factual basis.”

it maybe there is one like that who will pop up and presume to have the answers to save the world...he’ll be called antichrist!(The beast system...Beast...false prophet and Beast Image)


23 posted on 06/26/2014 9:47:46 PM PDT by mdmathis6
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To: RegulatorCountry
Everyone who wants to understand supersmart kids should see Little Man Tate. There's a heartbreaking scene where he runs toward the flowers, remembering some reference to them as friends, as all the other kids run away together to play.

I didn't agree with the ending, however. Geniuses don't decide to conform in order to fit in. They're too smart for that.

24 posted on 06/26/2014 9:48:50 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: firebrand

He was a nice guy, odd as that sounds. Just befuddled I guess, he knew all the social niceties because he was raised that way, but when it came to fellow high school students as peers who didn’t play by those rules, he was clueless and so he resorted to studying the situation in order to succeed. Success had always been expected of him. He carried the pressure of that well enough. Usual teen stuff blew his mind, though.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 9:55:53 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: firebrand

I question so-called geniuses who reject that God exists. The brain could be sharp but the soul might be sick. Man does not live by brain alone.
But being a dumb-dumb is a no-no.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 9:58:31 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: mdmathis6

I’d imagine such a person could be fairly mesmerizing if he or she determined to be so.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 10:03:10 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gefn
Dating is not just difficult, it is nigh unto impossible. We constantly overthink every word, and worse, we have traded the ability to instinctively read body language and facial cues, for what, to me, ultimately, is only a good memory.

What's the big deal about remembering everything you've ever read?

28 posted on 06/26/2014 10:05:02 PM PDT by jonascord (Laeti vescimur nos subacturis)
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To: jonascord

The most condescending liberals I run into rely on their pedigree. They think that being in an Ivy League school, reading “smart” literature and partying with “intelligent” people makes them more intelligent and more caring.

Often when I argue with these people, they resort to tired buzzwords and slogans from 1960’s peace marches.

It’s totally obvious they can’t think at all. No matter how lukewarm and simple I make the argument, they just can’t (or won’t) follow it.

These people are extremely dangerous when they’re in positions to act on their knowledge (or lack of it).

I think it’s part of what’s wrong with what’s going on right now. Our society is being run by people who are completely stupid and too arrogant to listen to anything but their own hubris.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 10:08:44 PM PDT by Tzimisce
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My wife and I both qualify for MENSA due to test scores in the past.

Uh, huh...... If your so smart, how come you got zotted a while back and we smart FReepers petitioned JimRob to let you back into FReeperland?, Hmmmmmmm :-)

30 posted on 06/26/2014 10:10:35 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: PROCON

I still haven’t figured that one out. The test that qualifies me is my ASVAB (military entrance) test that I took in junior high to get out of a class. LOL I think my ACT is also high enough.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 10:13:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

OK genius, your forgiven :-)


32 posted on 06/26/2014 10:17:26 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: PROCON

I’m no genius. As a matter of fact, most people here are probably much better at math than I am. That’s my Achille’s Heal.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 10:19:15 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Gefn
I went to a Mensa meeting once. Never so bored in my life. The single men in there just stayed on their side of the room, like a 6th grade dance.

I went to several, including one of the annual (nationwide) gatherings (in Orlando, at the Peabody). There was one heck of a lot of drinking, and a lot of nudity and general insanity going on.

Funny thing was that the FBI was holding a convection there that same weekend (but totally stayed to themselves).

34 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:22 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
My Achille's heal is loving to give fellow FReepers a bad time.

Hey, I just love this place!

35 posted on 06/26/2014 10:22:41 PM PDT by PROCON (Those who are capable of Tyranny are capable of Deceit to sustain it.)
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To: jonascord

I actually could recall every book I have ever read. The first book I ever read was “ Pat the Bunny”.

I have over 1500 books in my small apt, and made a very good living because I had a photographic memory.

I don’t know where my life would be if I couldn’t read.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 10:27:10 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Agreed. I just didn’t know what to put on that page.

I only have one. Not enough to be a crazy cat lady.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 10:29:28 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Cementjungle

Mensa and FBI at the same place? That is wonderful!

The meeting i went to was in a University town, maybe by having it near Mickey World it might have been more fun?


38 posted on 06/26/2014 10:32:57 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: RegulatorCountry

That guy sounds like another guy I knew—brilliant financial type, but bewildered in any social setting. His wife (now ex-) once told us that he couldn’t tell when people were angry—he couldn’t read the signs.

I think most of those mensa types are somewhere on “the spectrum” of autism. They’re zeroed in on the narrow band that IQ tests measure, but at the expense of wider experience and perception.

Their narrow focus, combined with indoctrination and arrogance, is the reason so many of them are leftists.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 10:36:06 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: kingattax

don’t most of these folks have accounts on freethinkers.com and atheists.com ?


40 posted on 06/26/2014 10:41:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: tsomer

If he was high function autistic he compensated well, I don’t recall ever hearing him say an inappropriate word.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 10:41:23 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Math AND spelling? It’s Achille’s HEEL. I am sure it was a typo! :)


42 posted on 06/26/2014 10:57:43 PM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: RegulatorCountry
Above average intelligence, say 130 or so I can understand, these are bright people who are still sufficiently anchored in the day to day to perceive the world as the world perceives them. Get much beyond 160 or so and “cerebral” is about the best you can do for an adjective. It’s the rare human being who has an extremely high IQ, is athletic, sociable to the point of a winning personality, sexually attractive, etc., the stereotype has a factual basis.

My son is a 169. He lives in his fraternity, is very sociable, and is the starting left tackle. He is rather good looking too, and that is not just my opinion.

I am a 165 and sociable as well ... much more so than my 134 husband who dreads and avoids most social functions. I did make high school varsity for field hockey and my hubby has never played a sport.

So while the stereotype might have some factual basis, it is not absolute.

43 posted on 06/26/2014 10:57:45 PM PDT by lkco (Busy Mom)
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To: kingattax

I actually joined Mensa (umpty-odd years ago!) to meet smart men. I found that the majority were the geekiest of geeks but there were a few keepers, and because of the 2 to 1 ratio of men to women in Mensa, it was kind of like shooting fish in a barrel.

(Oh, and it worked! I met my Mr. Fauxvert at a Mensa party. I’ve held onto him for a couple of decades now. ;)


44 posted on 06/26/2014 11:10:10 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: knittnmom

LOL

I wasn’t going to say anything....


45 posted on 06/26/2014 11:35:52 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: SeaHawkFan; Gefn

;D


46 posted on 06/26/2014 11:37:31 PM PDT by Salamander (He ain't heavy, he's my Boa.)
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To: kingattax

Mensa meat market.

How many Mensans does it take to screw in a light bulb?

None - they already have enough dim bulbs.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 11:48:56 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Salamander

;D


48 posted on 06/26/2014 11:50:11 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: All

There are stereotypes about very smart people—they’re dull, they’re ugly, they dress badly, they’re socially awkward and sexually incompetent, they have no common sense, they’re boring, etc. etc. I had the great good fortune to work with some very gifted intellects, and while there were a few who conformed to the stereotypes, most of them did not. There were many who were funny, charming, handsome or beautiful, talented in several fields, athletic, or good value at a party.


49 posted on 06/27/2014 1:09:16 AM PDT by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: kingattax
Just putting this here, and walking away. . . .

My solution. . . (Semi-NSFW)

50 posted on 06/27/2014 2:19:49 AM PDT by Salgak
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