We Go On OkCupid’s IQ Adventure

If you’re anything like us, you spend most of your afternoon looking for something to wile away the hours before you can head for the sweet sanctuary of your couch or local barstool. Yesterday, we got an email from OkCupid CEO Sam Yagan, telling us about a new staff-generated test that’s spreading around the internet like wildfire.

“We’ve had over 10,000 people take the test in the first 24 hours it’s been up, and it appears that people are forwarding it to their friends with higher propensity than we’ve ever seen,” Yagan writes.

1213212352With credentials like that, how could we say no? We loaded up the IQ Adventure Test to learn more about ourselves while taking a break from our busy day.

Before you start, you will want to make sure that nobody will need you before calibrating the test to your typing and computer mousing abilities. You must take 10 out of 16 small quizzes before you get your results, so don’t attempt the test if you suspect your boss is about to creep up behind you and ask you to get back to work.

The standard IQ test fare is well-represented, with the typical sequencing and spacial relationship questions that make us feel like idiots (although the test patiently reassured us we were doing just fine). We were delighted to see that there were several quizzes dedicated to judging people’s confidence or the genuineness of their smiles, along with some word games.

As with most quizzes, we didn’t learn that much new information about ourselves. We were strongest in social and verbal intelligence, and as whoever graded our laughable SAT math scores can testify, we completely have no ability with numbers.

While our ability to spot a faker may not keep us fed, we can take comfort in this.

Your interpersonal skills are tested hundreds of times a day, and far more can depend on even the most routine conversation that on, say, a word problem or logic puzzle.

Ha ha, suckers who can balance their checkbooks. Someday, we will rule the world.

The Love Techs