It has long been noted that women love a man who can make them laugh – just look at ‘sex thimble’ Dudley Moore or serial dater David Funny dating headlines that attract men. And now scientists believe they know why.
Some of these were funny, others were entirely factual. They were also seen as more honest and better material for a relationship or a friendship, the British Psychological Society’s annual conference heard. The funny guys appear to be getting everything. For a man that doesn’t look like Brad Pitt, it gives them a bit of hope. You probably won’t call somebody like Billy Connolly particularly attractive but he’s had a couple of wives and had children. His selling point is that he is hilarious. James Corden, star of the BBC comedy Gavin and Stacey, has said being funny helped him to attract women from his teenage years onwards.
My weight was never a concern for me,’ he said. I could always talk to them and make them laugh, so they tended to overlook my physical imperfections. And having a funny guy around the house rather than some drab businessman is much more fun. We discovered that humour must be genuinely funny for the man to be judged as more intelligent.