Female MENSA members say they need to act stupid to get a guy. Are they right?
If you haven’t heard of MENSA, you probably don’t belong among its ranks. It is the oldest high IQ society in the world, for those rare people whose intelligence rate among the top 2 percentile. There are 58,000 Americans who factor into this elitist club, 2/3 of which are men. 1, 200 members reside in Western Washington, which is where this story takes place. During one of MENSA’s regular meetings on Mercer Island, two of its highly intelligent female administers spoke about how they have to dumb themselves down to attract a man. WTF?!
One woman told The Seattle Times: “Don’t throw your IQ in a guy’s face. I never downplay my intelligence, but I’ve never won a fight by saying, ‘Which one of us is in Mensa?’ ”
This was just one of the ‘dating tips’ from Michelle Rakshys, a 30-year-old project manager from Seattle.
Another: “Don’t judge at first glance. I’m sure most guys who see me covered in tattoos cursing at a baseball game don’t think ‘She must be in Mensa!’ Likewise, you can find a really smart guy in really random places.”
She added: “Try a few dates. Most supersmart people I know are also a little awkward. I need at least two to three dates to tell if a guy is having first-date jitters or just isn’t my thing.”
One of the four men taking the test that day, single software engineer Syed Arshad is ready to meet a smart woman, but he’s wary.
He said: “In my experience, they are very careful. They’re extra suspicious. The smarter the woman, the more careful she’ll be about meeting men.”
FYI, genius, even women of average intelligence (or, OK, above average) are cautious about meeting men: it’s called experience.
You don’t have to be a MENSA member to figure that one out, do you?
What it boils down to: you can have the highest IQ in the world and retain knowledge like it was bloating you, but everyone can be stupid about something.
Love can turn the smartest among us into blathering idiots.
Conversely, those who don’t necessarily seem like the sharpest tools in the shed may be the savviest among us when it comes to knowing how to woo the opposite sex.
Playboy bunnies may not look like they’ve got much going on in the upstairs, but trust me, those girls are never single unless they want to be.