This article floating around the internet, titled “Humor’s Sexual Side”,
The allure of male humor is so strong that female laughter may have evolved as a signal of sexual interest—picture a woman’s girlish giggles as she flirts with a man at a bar. Indeed, a German study found that when male and female strangers engaged in natural conversation, the degree to which a woman laughed while talking to a man was indicative of her interest in dating him. How much the woman laughed also predicted the man’s desire to date her. On the flip side, how often a man laughed was unrelated to his interest in a woman.
Like I’m already not self-conscious about how often I pity-laugh at someone’s attempt at being funny, now I have to worry about whether or not a dude thinks I’m trying to send out mental “bone me!” signals when I laugh? No! No! Don’t DO this to me.
A woman who deploys a typically male sense of humor—one that’s aggressive or competitive—is a turnoff to men, says Don Nilsen, a linguistics professor at Arizona State University in Tempe and an expert on humor. Many men feel threatened, perceiving a funny woman as a rival or worrying that they’ll become a target of her sharp tongue. “I think every man in the world loves the humor, even the sexual put-down humor, of Judy Tenuta or Joan Rivers,” he says. “But very few men want to marry them.”
That’s good. it’s not like my main form of socializing is calling someone a dick and clawing my brain for any combination of words that may get someone to laugh or anything. Fuck you, Don Nilsen. You piece of shit. Like I’m not already fully aware I’m either never getting married at all or going through several divorces, but always, ALWAYS, the end result is me dying alone on a couch somewhere. Not even a real bed. A motherfucking pull-out.
Men who do appreciate their female partner’s humor are usually more secure, mature and educated than the average guy, he says. They hold their mates in high esteem and aren’t intimidated.
Oh, Thank god. Okay. I might not die alone. Whew— Wait. Wait. To find a man that appreciates my SENSE OF HUMOR, I need to find someone who is secure, mature and educated?! REALLY? ALL THREE OF THOSE? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? Are there human beings who POSSESS all three of those things? And if there are, you expect one of them to want to DATE me? Are you kidding? These people, if they even exist, are a different breed then me.
THIS ARTICLE IS THE WORST THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO MY SELF ESTEEM IN 2009.