Dating the highly intellectual

in which participants viewed photographs of 40 male and 40 female subjects and rated their intelligence.

Kleisner sought to discover if there was a relationship between perceived and measured intelligence. Kleisner discovered that “both men and women were able to accurately evaluate the intelligence of men by viewing facial photographs.” But strangely, “no relationship between perceived intelligence and IQ was found for women.” Why would this be?

According to the blog, Up to Date, a recent survey suggested that 80per cent of American singles say they 'must have' or find it 'very important' to be with someone of the same intelligence level.

Of course, the service will be more helpful for those in areas brimming with intellect - and has provided an infograph to highlight the 20 smartest cities in the U. Durham, North Carolina, Los Alamos, New Mexico, Ithaca, New York, Washington, D.

Also known as Mensans, members are required to be in the top 2% of the population in terms of IQ scores.

The service allows members to narrow their dating search to easily identify other Mensans with whom they might have traits in common.

Others are compatible intellectually and/or emotionally, or work together on projects they find fulfilling.

Some have seen one another through hard times, some have a passionate sexual connection, and some quietly support each other despite different interests, beliefs, or goals.

Kleisner speculates that such signalling might play well with females' "mixed mating strategy." Sometimes explained in terms of women’s alternating preference for so-called "Women prefer dominant men as extra-pair sexual partners while at the same time they seek men who are more willing to invest in their offspring as long-term or social partners [52].

The reasons why two people get along and make good romantic partners are as varied as humans are.

Some couples share similar backgrounds, or like the same kinds of books, movies, art, or food.

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.

The two organizations then decided to join forces, resulting in creating a Mensa badge for its users profiles.

According to Kleisner, “perceived intelligence is positively correlated with attractiveness in both men and women.” This isn’t a huge surprise.

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