Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The more you date, the higher your IQ

The last time I went on a date was when I was a 8 year old. I was dating an older man. He was 9 years old. His name was Daniel*. I spent recess pulling out dandelion, filled the styrofoam cup with water and placed the dandelion in the cup.

My attempt in making the date pleasant was unsuccessful. Daniel decided I was a sissy as I didn't know how to kiss him properly on the cheeks. The date lasted 20 minutes. I believe it's the shortest date on record. I should seriously apply for the Guinness World Records for this.

I caught up with my friends on the weekend and we started talking about dating. Since I had little experience in the dating front, I didn't want to comment much. Until, a friend of mine blurted this out:

"I read it somewhere that the more you date, the higher your IQ is".

Now, I don't know what source of information my friend received this information from. I've been searching the world wide web and I haven't found out. However, whoever was conducting this research didn't realise how flawed this assumption was.

Honestly, the more people you date doesn't increase your IQ - it just makes you more aware on the type of partner you eventually want to settle with. Also, with the dating, you are learn to read people's body languages a lot more clearer.

Another thing to point out, what type of IQ test were these participants doing? Each IQ test is different, some questions are mathematically based. Others like myself, wouldn't know the answer to 1+1. Depending on the amount and type of questions used, this experiment really goes down the gurgle.

When I told my friend the flaws of this experiment, she refused to believe me - stated that I'm a cynic.

What do you think my fellow petites?

Happy reading!

* Names have been changed for privacy reasons.


Glossy Girl said...

pfft, that's ridiculous. One of my best friends has dated one person - it didn't even eventuate into a relationship and she might be the smartest person I know. I also know a lot of silly girls with no brains that have done the dating rounds more than a few times!

That information is nothing but crap!

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

hahaha thats so funny! i wonder if you gain/loose points for sleeping with him on the first date?

i dont usually go on actual dates very often. all the boyfriends ive ever had seemed to have eventuated sans-date.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

Ha! That doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me at all.. I definitely agree that it may make you more savvy in regards to finding what you're looking for in a partner, but as for a higher IQ in general? I'm skeptical.

P.S. Do you happen to know what happened to the lovely Glossy Girl's 'For The Love Of Glossies'? I used to love reading her posts, and am so sad to see that her blog seems to have disappeared!

Five Foot Nothing said...

Hey peeps,

Corrine: All I know is that Glossy Girl has temporarily taken out her blog. I'm sure she's going to update it. Yes, I miss her post too!

Glossy Girl: Would you pretty please start blogging soon? =) Thank you! (No rush gorgeous, just miss your presence in the blogosphere!

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