If you thought the market for online dating sites was saturated, with Lavalife, Match.com, PlentyofFish and God knows what else, you may be wrong. One company has set up a Web site, dubbed IntelligentPeople.com, that requires members to take an IQ test before joining.

Evidently, this is designed for people who are frustrated because the folks they met on existing Web sites aren’t as smart as they are. So IntelligentPeople.com is intended for this in the top 15 per cent of the population, when measured by intelligence.

We’re not sure what to make of this. I mean, if you’re single and looking for a companion, what’s more important? Someone who has similar interests? Or someone who has memorized the Periodic Table of Elements? Do you want to meet someone who’s attractive? Or someone who can drone on for an hour about relative importance of James Clerk Maxwell and Albert Eintstein in developing the Unified Field Theory?

One of IT World Canada’s editors (we won’t mention names) said he went to IntelligentPeople.com and passed the test. However, he was unable to get his score because the site requires users to join before receiving their score. Besides, the editor said, “I like my girls dumb.”

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Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada
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