The IQ test is the biggest game-changer for the site, for better or worse.
It’s a difficult test asking 18 questions pertaining to patterns and shapes.
Both Hogg and I consider ourselves to be relatively intelligent people, but clearly we had issues with determining the circle-square-dot-squiggly-line sequence. The Danish site has been up for three weeks and has close to 1,300 members.
That intelligence firewall isn’t hurting the numbers yet: Within 24 hours of the U. Trine Jensen: I found that general dating sites were getting too big, and it was difficult to find the people that I was interested in on those sites.
If it is important to you that your future partner posses a specific quality or are interested in a particular hobby, niche dating sites are a good way to “sort out the noise.” Jensen: I have experienced that myself, and I hear from a lot of women that men can be intimidated by a woman who's more intelligent.
I say that my site is a way for women to meet men who are equally or more intelligent than themselves, and who will not be intimidated by their intelligence.
Intelligent is intended for people with an IQ approximately in the top 15 per cent of the population, joining the ranks of other specialized dating sites targeting smarties — Bee My and Gk2stress brains over profile brawn.
We have a debate forum which I think is an important feature at the site, and an instant messenger function. I would like the user interface to become more advanced in the future, but so far all the money for the site is currently coming out of my own pocket.
Supposedly, this test is “culture fair” so various ethnicities can approach the test equally, no language skills required.
staffers (myself and colleague Chris Hogg) took the test and failed, we wondered if the IQ test would block users interested in joining the site.
You can also use the site for social networking if you are not looking for dating, but would merely like to meet other people with high IQ’s.
I found that if you have a high IQ, but not high enough to join Mensa, there really wasn't anywhere else to go — until now.