or third...) message, a whole lot of questions (and frustrations) come up.If you ask someone to list the characteristics they require in a potential dating partner, it is likely that they would say they want someone with a good sense of humour.Which person do you choose, the person who makes you laugh, or the person who laughs at your jokes?
Online dating can be a beautiful, efficient 21st-century way to find IRL love.
But it can also be a cesspool of gross messages, photos of men holding giant dead fish and seemingly endless and awkward small talk.
In terms of their sexual relationships, females with more humorous partners, said that they had more sex generally, initiated sex more often, and generally felt more committed to their partner (Gallup, Ampel, Wedberg & Pogosjan, 2014).
We have seen that humour production appears to indicate both greater intelligence and superior genetic potential or social skills superiority, each of which females find desirable in a male, whereas humour receptivity indicates female sexual interest in a male.
However, Bressler et al (2006) found that females still chose males who could produce humour over those who could not, even if their humour was unsophisticated, which would not be an indication of intelligence.