Brainiac's tagline is "where it's sexy to be smart". The site does have a large number of professionals however there are no joining restrictions. Basic membership on Brainiac is currently free.
It's sexy to be smart! That's the catchy tag line you'll read when you sign into this new dating service. BrainiacDating.com is a dating and social network where intelligent, educated people can share thoughts, ideas, chat with one another, and possibly meet a “brainy” soul mate.
There's already a lively community of smart men and women there on the site to be discovered.
How to Get In
Don't worry, you don't have to take an IQ test to join BrainiacDating. Simply fill in the 1-page registration which asks for your chosen user name, password and email address. Once you complete the initial registration form, your profile will remain pending until approved by the site administrators. Once approved, you'll have full access to the site's features - all of which are absolutely free.
Who are the Brainiac members?
- Teachers and other academics
- and others
The site is very easy to navigate with the main options displayed at the top of the page. The search tool allows you to specify the gender and an age range for people you'd like to meet. Those living in the US, Canada, or United Kingdom have the option to search by ZIP or postal code. Clicking the search button then displays a photo gallery of members matching your search options.
There's also an advanced search tool that allows you to refine your preferences to a greater degree, including for example background, education, appearance and religion. As well as the search tools, there are also several quick links, such as “my city”, and tags which allow you to navigate people's profiles easily by interests and hobbies.
Though it is quite a small site, BrainiacDating members are an impressive lot. They range from students and academics, to professionals in medicine, sciences and in many other fields. Many have higher degrees including Masters and Doctorates. Most profiles are complete and informative. The site also has some lively forums as well as a general chat room, and a private instant messenger.
By Tara Miller