You have to be a 'genius' to join this dating site

You have to be a 'genius' to join this dating site

Is smart the new sexy or is it elitism at its finest?

In other words, do smart people want to only date other smart people?

In the US, they can, if Mensa Match has its way.

Launched last month, the dating website has been deemed controversially niche.

The partnership between high-IQ society Mensa and online dating giant has been criticised as elitist and discriminatory.

Mensa Singapore, which has around 1,000 members, organises social activities at least four times a month for its members to network and socialise.

It is not quite Mensa Match, but its events have nonetheless resulted in relationships forming between people with high IQs.

Mensa Singapore president Patrick Khoo told The New Paper: "During our activities, people meet mentors, business partners and there are couples who meet and marry.

"But just because someone is not a Mensa member, it doesn't mean that he or she isn't smart."

Mensa Singapore member Muhammad Subhi Ajiman, 25, favours the idea behind Mensa Match.

The airlines contracts executive told TNP: "Since I joined Mensa last November, there have been a lot of opportunities to meet other Mensa members.

"Such activities definitely help to widen your social circle and to meet like-minded individuals, depending on what you are interested in."

Mr Subhi said that the activities are wide-ranging.

"This definitely helps those who are slightly shy, and the common interest acts as a platform to bond and find out more about each other."

"Of course, these Mensa events aren't usually aimed at finding The One, but you will easily meet and make new friends, and who knows what will happen if you find someone you have chemistry with?"

Mr Subhi said that he knows a happily married couple in Mensa. "They come to events together and their chemistry brings a fun vibe to the event."

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