Mensa Helping the Brilliant Find Love

Thanks to new partnership
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2014 9:42 AM CDT
Mensa Helping the Brilliant Find Love
The brilliant now have a way to find a brainy partner.   (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

Good news for brainiacs who are struggling to find love: has partnered with Mensa to help bring the IQ-blessed together. This week saw the launch of a Mensa-specific channel on dubbed Mensa Match, where, as USA Today explains, access is limited to those who meet Mensa's standards. That means scoring in at least the 98th percentile on an IQ test. The pool of people who have done so and are officially part of American Mensa numbers 57,000. But there are more potential fish in the sea—Mensa estimates some 6 million Americans would make the cut.

Want to find out if that includes you? Through July 6, the companies are offering a practice test for $1 that will indicate if you're one of the one in 50 Americans who make the grade, reports ABC News. (According to Match's data, 4 in 5 singles say they "must have" or find it "very important" to be with someone of equal intelligence.) If you ultimately do, you'll be able to connect with both Mensans and non-Mensans on Match. CNN reports that users can also now adorn their profiles with a Mensa badge that indicates an interest in connecting with a single whose IQ is of the highest caliber. (For $5,000, can now help you find a lookalike of your ex.)

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