A model has left viewers stunned after she went on Good Morning Britain today (11 May) to debate a controversial statement: should you give dates an IQ test?
Candice Kloss, from New York, US, who hit the headlines last year after revealing men find her intelligence “intimidating”, has shared the extreme lengths she is willing to go to in order to find ‘Mr Right’.
She gives prospective partners a written IQ test to take on their first date.
The OnlyFans model, who has 106,000 followers on Instagram (@candicekloss) doesn’t want to “waste her time” with “idiots”.
Regardless of if the chemistry is right, if they don’t pass, “they’re out”.
GMB viewers weren’t quite sure what to think, as many on Twitter slammed the model and some suggested IQ tests are not a measure of intelligence at all.
Candice went head to head with Kayode Damali from BBC’s The Apprentice, who appeared on the show in 2018.
“Would rather be single tbh,” wrote one user, adding a winking emoji. [sic]
“Really??? She…, I mean, SHE wants someone to take a test, REALLY??????,” wrote another user.
“I am going to get back into dating at some point. Yes, intelligence is a factor but for me, I am looking for someone who has more than that such as common interests, goals and values. All of that has to be aligned,” wrote a third person.
“So clever yet so dumb,” added someone else.
“What a mess,” wrote a fifth user.
“What is this rubbish?,” asked another person.
“I want to make sure that it’s worth it to go on a second date with them,” Candice, who has been a member of Mensa since she was just 17, told Jam Press.
“There are a lot of men that are attractive but if they aren’t intelligent it takes away from good looks.
“How can you enjoy time with someone if you can’t connect over conversation?”
Those who pass will still have to stay on their A game, as the model expects them to stay up-to-date on current affairs and be able to entertain her with their knowledge of maths, finance and science.
She said: “Some people don’t care to keep up with current events which can be a turn-off.
“It’s attractive if someone picks up on things quickly, as well as emotional intelligence and a quick wit.
“Behavioural economics is my favourite topic, but it’s a lot of fun to hear anyone talk about something they’re experienced and enthusiastic about.
“Growing up I was a huge science and math nerd and still love maths.”
The college dropout, who ditched higher education in 2011 in favour of OnlyFans, is nearly considered a “genius” by Mensa standards.
According to the IQ scale, a score of 120-140 is classed as “very superior intelligence” – whereas anything over 140 is considered a ‘genius’.
Candice falls just short of the latter, at 136 and is in the top 2% of the population for intelligence.
So, what IQ number is high enough to date the clever woman?
She said: “They need to be above average on the scale.
“You don’t have to be a math whiz but you should be able to hold a conversation and be exceptionally smart in at least one subject.
“I’m attracted to intelligent (book-smart but also street-smart) men who have a good sense of humour, and are adventurous, straightforward and fun.”
Candice, who joined OnlyFans in 2020 and recently graced the cover of Playboy’s South Africa edition, is often “underestimated” by men who assume she’s stupid because of her good looks and model career.
But she says it doesn’t bother her – in fact, she uses it to her advantage.
She previously told Jam Press : It’s better to be underestimated at first – I love to prove men wrong.”