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“Take an IQ Test”: MrBeast Who Fell in Love Within “5 Seconds”, Once Revealed How he Put His Girlfriend Thea Booysen on Several Crazy Tests for Their Relationship’s Future

Published 11/28/2022, 2:10 PM EST

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Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson needs no introduction, as he is literally the ‘King of YouTube’ right now. He has over 114 million subscribers, the most any YouTube creator as of the moment. Also, he is among the wealthiest creators, with a net worth of $54 million.

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So for someone as big as MrBeast, dating is not a simple task. So he made his girlfriend face some tests to meet high standards when they first met. The YouTuber is currently dating the South Africa-born Thea Booysen. She is an author and a gaming streamer on Twitch.


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MrBeast put his girlfriend through a tough test

The YouTuber once appeared on a podcast with Flagrant. There they asked him about how he met Thea Booysen. Donaldson shared he met her in Cape Town. Within 5 seconds of meeting her, he thought Booysen was beautiful. So, he had her go through tests, as he didn’t get along with women easily.

MrBeast further explained his reasons, saying, “If like they don’t love learning, they’re not obsessive, they don’t have a hobby. There are just certain things where, if you have these traits, we get along really well. And if you don’t, it’s impossible for us to hang out.”


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MrBeast revealed asking her about her work when they first met. So Booysen answered she’s an author, which impressed the YouTuber. As he continued the session, he discovered her interest in learning and that she has multiple degrees. Moreover, she got a neuroscience degree for fun.


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Donaldson shared that after knowing Thea, he discovered she checks all his boxes and is a nerd like him. He also explained their ideal date scenario, “For us now, like an idea of a date is just to take an IQ test and then study and see if we can get it higher like this. I love it.”

Thea Booysen shared it’s not easy dating Jimmy Donaldson

If it’s difficult for MrBeast to date some, then it’s also hard for his girlfriend to date him. Booysen once attended an interview where she revealed dating Jimmy was very anxiety-provoking. She had to deal with negativity from Jimmy’s fans, like some claiming her to be a gold digger.


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But Thea was always aware of the negativity and never cared much about it. Instead, she believed it to be a part of a process that she and Jimmy have to travel together as a couple.

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Written by:

Ripan Majumdar


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Ripan Majumdar is an esports and F1 writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan.
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