Study: Women Are into Funny Dudes for One-Night Stands, but Not Relationships

The Chandler effect.The Chandler effect.Sorry, Chandler. Today in studies we completely disagree with, UK social researchers have discovered that while funny guys are often the first to get laid, they're the last to be chosen to, say, meet her mom or pick out shower curtains with her at Crate and Barrel. That is to say: Ladies don't want to get serious with dudes who are funny, according to Metro UK. Boo.

By Anna Breslaw

The study filmed 40 psychology students - half men and half women - answering a basic hypothetical question. Nineteen students whose answers contained humor were termed "actors," and their videos were played for the following students, who were asked to rank them in terms of suitability for a short-term relationship (as short as a one-night stand, in fact) or a long-termone. Based on the answers, the researchers determined that male wit "nurtures an impression of not being serious or willing to invest in a mate."

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Personally, I shudder to imagine being stuck in a serious relationship with a guy who's not funny. If anything, I'd go for the duds in the humor department for a casual relationship. Especially a guy who can't send charming text messages. The whole charmless "ok" and "haha" deal you often get from guys over text message is a total deal breaker for me, and many other girls I know.

How much do you guys value sense of humor in serious relationships? I'd say it's in my top three.

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