Yes. I find intellegence the most important thing of all. Till I moved to Hawaii, I only dated people in my area's MENSA special interest groups.
I don't date much in Hawaii. We are a state that does not value education or intelligence. I like to laugh at the doctors notes with all the spelling mistakes at work, and English is their primary language. On outer islands like Maui, Kauai and Molokai'i there are no colleges. They have a community college, but it is mostly a trade school with remedial reading. Our educated people come from the mainland, China and Japan. Our nurses come from the Phillipines. We have 2 colleges on Oahu. Our public schools are only 4 days a week so that the government saves money on teachers and buses. Our educational system here is on par with a third world country. We also have a language called "local pigin" which has mostly phonetic spellings and omits a lot of necessary word. It's like Ebonics, but its spoken all the time to everyone, not just a "social cultural group".
I couldn't have a relationship with a person who was not brilliant. It doesn't matter if they didn't go to college. There are plenty of people with ambient temperature intelligence quotient rating people with degrees. Beauty can only get you so far. Especially in a relationship. Its called a relationship for a purpose - it involves communication, and if people aren't communicating on a compatible level, the relationship fails. I mean what the hell do you talk about when you are not having sex or role playing or whatever you do together?
Some people are happy to sit down and just watch tv together and barely say anything. Some others would rather discuss politics (I just had a great convo the other night on Eugenics) or astrophysics and try to approximate the imponderable space that exists - or how large a black hole can become. If your partner bores you out of bed its time to move on.
Genius is hot. I had an aunt and uncle who met through a MENSA special interest math group, they were both professors and authors of math textbooks. They had a great marriage - both were over 40 when they met, it was the lure of an intellectually stimulating partner that made them magnetic.