They found, however, that males showed higher average levels of humor production ability, which is consistent with the sexual selection perspective.
From these results, Greengross argues that a sense of humor evolved at least partly through sexual selection as an intelligence indicator.
Drew Carey's new girlfriend is a sex therapist who moonlighted as a model on "The Price Is Right" ...
the live touring show, though -- not Drew's TV show. Amie Nicole Harwick just over a month ago at a house party.
Men in the “humor” condition received phone numbers from 42.9% of the female participants and were refused 57.1% of the time.
In comparison, men in the “no humor” condition were refused 84.6% of the time and were only accepted 15.4% of the time.
Given that he has just an hour or so to create the intimacy levels that typically take weeks, months, or years to form, he accelerated the getting-to-know-you process through a set of thirty-six questions crafted to take the participants rapidly from level one in Mc Adams’s system to level two. The intensity of the dialogue partners’ bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students.
In other words, the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term, even lifelong relationships.
Establish that you’re hard to get in general — but very enthusiastic about the person you’re with.
Consistent with this, Robert Provine analyzed more than 3000 singles ads and found that women were more likely to describe their good humor appreciation ability whereas men were more likely to offer good humor production ability.
Gil Greengross and Geoffrey Miller found in a sample of 400 university students that general intelligence and verbal intelligence both predicted humor production ability (writing captions for cartoons), which in turn predicted lifetime number of sexual partners (a proxy of reproductive success).
Via Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love: Recent research suggests that while both men and women say they like a “good sense of humor” in a potential mate, they differ in what they mean by this phrase.
Women tend to prefer men who make them laugh, whereas men tend to prefer women who laugh at their jokes.
I went to my first soccer game this week when I saw the Sounders play the Timbers with @drewfromtv and it was so much fun.