Humor and Simplicity: What Guys Have Going for Them
There is something wholly and totally alluring about a person that can make you laugh. Women are often drawn to men that, while on paper may seem completely ineligible, are irresistible because they are genuinely funny. It’s a trait much more valued in the 21st Century than back in the caveman days.
Instinctually females used to want someone of brute strength first, and intelligence second. But nowadays (perhaps because people are increasingly more in need of breaks from everyday stress) humor is extremely valuable. A guy that can make a gal laugh and feel more carefree is a potential long term, compatible mate.
Humor is just one of the big things guys can offer to make partners happy, Ironshrink writer Shawn T. Smith, Psy.D. explains in a recent article for Psychology Today, “What Women Love About Men.” His findings are based on an online survey among men & women he conducted as part of the research for his new book, “The Woman’s Guide to How Men Think: Love, Commitment, and the Male Mind” (“What Men Love About Women” is his next post)
But tickling her funny bone isn’t the only thing attractive to the modern woman, Smith goes on to say after surveying several women’s responses. The fact that guys tend to sweat the details less, forgive quicker and forget conflicts faster, all pointing to less complicated emotions, is appealing to many ladies.
So fellas, don’t worry so much about fancy presents or impressive résumés. You can go the extra mile by making her smile. (And members, make sure to add a touch of humor on your Coffee Meets Bagel profile!)