So last night the BF and I were watching this crazy tv show called Manswers (that’s how bad the summer tv drought is hitting our TiVo), and one of the segments was on what type of women are best in bed. First they polled a bunch of dudes and asked them whether they thought party girls, gymnasts, or smart girls would be best in bed. I was taken aback by the fact that there are, apparently, only 3 types of women (and one of those types is gymnast?!) but surprised and pleased that they at least edited the footage to suggest that there was a three day tie.
The expert sexologist stated that party girls and gymnasts aren’t nearly as good in bed as smart girls (though “college-educated” was their definition of smart and I’ve taught too many courses at the university level to buy that). Woo-hoo, Dateable Dork, Vix, and me are all phenomenal in bed! As if you all didn’t know that. I did think it was funny that the show didn’t mention whether the same was true for fellas (though the BF pointed out that such claims might alienate the majority of the Manswers demographic).
But then I read this article about a dating/social networking site exclusively for smarties that just launched in the UK called IntelligentPeople.com. Now I’ve long believed that the ability to approach relationships from an intellectual standpoint is crucial to their success (pure emotion only gets you so far…maybe 6-8 months in, if you’re lucky…) and I would have killed for something like this when I was on Match.
The idea of a website just for people in the upper 15% of IQs is an interesting one, though you have to wonder whether it’s just an excuse for everyone to act like an asshole and try to one-up the next guy. Unfortunately, I do have to say that the color scheme and utter lack of graphics on all IntelligentPeople’s public pages does seem to suggest that smart people are pretty boring.
I wonder how many people qualify to be on both IntelligentPeople.com and BeautifulPeople.net? Like BeautifulPeople, there is a test to gain entry to IntelligentPeople–an IQ test, in fact, complete with an activation code that expires after two attempts. I find the idea of all these niche dating sites interesting, as I never ventured much beyond the one-size-fits-all sites like Match and MySpace. Anyone ever been a member of a niche dating site? How is it different?