Her real self—her hopes and dreams, her fears and sorrows—will start to emerge, like a beautiful mosaic, on the second date. A good sense of humor is one of the most desirable traits in a mate, especially in the early stages of dating.
These different attributes of humor might have strong evolutionary roots, especially in light of sexual selection theory, as I discussed in an earlier post.
Choosy women use humor as a sign of intelligence and weed out the less competent.
To test this, the researchers created fictitious online dating ads that either contained a "one liner" joke at the start of the ad, or not.
One hundred fourteen college participants (73 women, 41 men) were then asked to evaluate the ad on various personality dimensions and to state their romantic interest in that person.
But another question lingers: Is there a real relationship between actual manifestation of humor and romantic choices?
If women are the ones who are keen for a humorous guy, we expect that funny ads will increase their attraction to that man.The "romantic interest" variable was assessed by the participants' interest in either getting to know the person better, having a long-term relationship with the individual or possibly seeing themselves marrying that person.These three responses were averaged to create a composite score.Nonetheless, by emphasizing their humor production abilities men acknowledge that humor is a highly desired trait by women looking for a mate.Women on the other hand, were much more likely than men to state that they want a man with a sense of humor.If you have kids, sh*t on their dreams a little bit.Welcome to the dating jokes section of the Jokes About site.They have been specially selected from the funniest jokes on the Internet.If you know anything funny and want to contribute, please do so via the Submit Joke link above.Not surprisingly, men were much more inclined to say that they have a great sense of humor and that they can make their potential date laugh.Of course, this does not mean that they actually are funny—many of them probably aren't.