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IQ Elite is an online dating website that seeks to match intelligent and ambitious singles who are looking for a long-term relationship. Users are matched based on a series of tests, such as IQ, EQ, and Personality. IQ Elite was created by a group of members of the Mensa organization and launched in 2009. Currently, it is available in 13 different languages in 20 countries worldwide. The company’s headquarters are located in Barcelona, Spain.
IQ Elite was founded by Dr. Eike Post, a psychologist and long-time Mensa member who sought to create a service to connect career-oriented people like himself, using his own social network as a target market. Today, IQ Elite has grown to roughly 4 million members and 8000-10,000 active daily users.
IQ Elite takes all profile information into account during the matchmaking process. Characteristics such as gender, age, location, and language, as well as personal information such as interests, are considered. The key components of the algorithm are the results from the IQ test, the EQ test, and the Personality Test. The theory is that they can be used to reach deeper levels of compatibility, which go beyond a simple comparison of likes and dislikes. The MV2G IQ Test offers a quick estimation of a person’s intelligence through a series of multiple-choice questions. The user can choose between the short version (19 questions) and the longer version (52 questions), which test one's mathematical-arithmetic, verbal-logical, and visual-spatial skills. The Emotional Intelligence Test (EQ) focuses on one's ability to recognize and manage emotions. It also encompasses motivation, impulse control, and interpersonal relationships. The applicant can choose between a 17-question quiz and a more comprehensive 27-question quiz. The Swiss 16 Personality Test defines personality according to four dimensions. Each dimension consists of oppositional extremes. They are Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving. Again, there are two versions offered, a shorter one and a longer one.
IQ Elite is unique among online dating sites because of the strict application process. An applicant must be a student or a graduate from a top-tier university, or they must have obtained a score of 120 or higher on the website's IQ test before they are permitted to register. This has resulted in a network of educated people with an identical goal: to find someone with whom they are intellectually and romantically compatible.
IQ Elite has been criticized[who?] for using the MV2G IQ test, which focuses on a traditional definition of intelligence. Some theorists believe that current IQ tests do not accurately measure the contemporary ideas of intelligence, which includes expanded views such as Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Garner, 1983). For example, IQ tests frequently omit factors like musical and kinesthetic abilities.
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