It's a pretty well known fact that most women - attractive women - will happily date ugly men. We see it on TV -- in shows like King of Queens , though I would probably argue that Kevin James is kind of a stud, and really, that's exactly the point I plan on making-- and we see it in our friends. There are plenty of studies on this strangely anti-Darwinian phenomenon - studies which I think don't answer the question as well as I, with my oh-so-steadfast opinions, can, do, and will. So let's talk about this.
This week singer Adele said that the way to her heart was to make her laugh. Her love CV, according to the tabloids, shows that she's not interested in looks. Instead she needs a man to be both funny and passionate. Adele joins a long list of celebrities, such as Jennifer Anniston think Vince Vaughan and Sienna Miller think Rhys Ifans , who have all succumbed to the allure of a funny guy.
By Jonathan Wells. But is it possible that women subconsciously laugh harder when the joker is more physically attractive? New research suggests that jokes and japes alone may not be enough to woo a woman, as the more attractive a man, the funnier females find him.
Humor is one of the quickest ways to the heart. A new study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences , has sought to find whether women find clean humor or dirty jokes more attractive. First, the women were simply asked to rate how funny they found the different jokes. For a separate part of the study, they were then shown dating profiles of random guys, which the researchers randomly paired with either a crude joke or a clean joke for each woman. The women then rated the men on how sexually attractive they found them.