Men prefer women who laugh at their jokes

Washington, PTI | Updated : 11 March 2015, 07:35 PM

Men prefer women who laugh at their jokes, rather than women who are funny themselves, according to a new study.

The study at the University of Miami supports previous research which found that men prefer women who are receptive to their jokes, while women like men who make them laugh.

Researchers found that men viewed humour receptivity as a necessity and humour production as a luxury when they were asked to create an ideal long-term partner.

For women, it was just the opposite, the study found.

“Women want it all - not just a mate who will make them laugh, but one who will appreciate her own humour,” researchers were quoted as saying by ‘’.

“Men, by contrast, appear to care more about finding a mate who thinks he’s funny,” researchers said.

“Our data confirm that what is meant by a ‘preference for humour’ differs fundamentally between men and women,” they said. 

First Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 07:33 PM

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