Ask a woman what qualities she looks for in a mate, and invariably one of the top answers is “sense of humor.” To which I always think, sure, as long as he doesn’t look like the actor Steve Buscemi. But now comes research out of Stanford that shows women are actually hard-wired to prefer men who make them laugh. Women, it seems, have evolved to appreciate humor, whereas men have evolved to produce humor. (Which isn’t to say that women can’t be wicked funny – just read a few of the blogs on this website from the brilliant, funny gals who post here.)
So funnily enough, it’s been the truth all along – women really do want a man who makes them laugh. And if he looks like George Clooney, well, even better. Bottom line, all of us can benefit from a healthy dose of lightening up.