You may be sexually compatible with her, but do you share a sense of humor? You can have one without the other, but if you both laugh at the same things, your sex could be exponentially hotter.
According to a recent study in Evolutionary Psychology, women tend to initiate more sex with guys who have a great sense of humor. (It’s true. Find out why Women Prefer Funny Guys.) And what qualfies as funny is very specific (and sometimes very different) from person to person.
So what is your sense of humor? It can be hard to define explicitly. Most of us just settle for “I’m funny” or “I can take a joke.” But what does that mean, really? And what sort of women is most likely to laugh at the same things that make you laugh, thus making you a better match in the bedroom?
Let’s find out with this simple quiz:
Around your friends, you…
A Crack lots of jokes and always have a comeback ready.
B Laugh off all the crap that other people gripe about.
C Bust your buddies’ chops about their dumb mistakes.
D Inevitably wind up as the target of your pals’ punch lines.
Your jokes are usually about…
A Funny things that really happened to you—you swear!
B Just how absurd your life can be (…in bed).
C A jackass who did something stupid (…in bed).
D The latest bone-headed blunder you committed.
If you’re feeling unhappy, you…
A Try to spend time with people who will cheer you up.
B Think of all the ways you can laugh at your problems.
C Zing one of your friends to lighten your dour mood.
D Hide your blues by kidding around with everyone else.
When you’re alone, you…
A Me? Alone? Sorry, I wouldn’t know what that’s like.
B Always find something to laugh at—like yourself.
C Wonder where the hell all your idiot buddies went.
D Figure everybody is avoiding you—like they always do.
“Knock, knock.” “Who’s there?”
A “Banana,” “Boo,” “Doctor”—”I got a million of ’em!”
B “Grandpa.” “Oh no, stop the funeral!”
C “Your dog’s dead, man. I ran it over with my Escalade.”
D “Uh, wait a minute. I think I completely screwed this up.”
If a joke is a bit risque, you…
A Won’t tell it if it’ll offend your friends or family members.
B Will hold off telling it if it’ll risk making you look like a jerk.
C Tell it to everybody who will listen. Then tell it again.
D Tell it, knowing that you might wind up the butt of the joke.
If you picked…
MOSTLY A: AFFILIATIVE HUMOR
You use humor to build bonds and improve relationships. Teasing is in good fun, and your easy charm translates to instant friendships.
Look for spontaneous women who love to laugh. Live near Minnesota? Lucky you: Folks there are more likely to use affiliative humor than people in other parts of the United States.
MOSTLY B: SELF-ENHANCING HUMOR
For you, comedy is a coping mechanism. You enjoy life’s absurdities and probably have healthy self-esteem and few emotional problems.
Look for women who delight in cheerful jokes about the stuff everyone else grumbles about, not to mention women who like absurdist comedy and cartoons.
MOSTLY C: AGGRESSIVE HUMOR
You’re not laughing with people but at them, relying on sarcasm and put-downs. But that’s because you believe they deserve to be ridiculed.
Look for gals who can dish it out to you. Unfortunately, finding your dream woman may take a bit longer, since it’s guys who are more likely to demonstrate aggressive humor.
MOSTLY D: SELF-DEFEATING HUMOR
You’re the butt of the joke and you know it. You make fun of yourself and let others crack one-liners at your expense, since it’s the way you fit in.
Look for self-deprecating types. Together, you may be prone to anxiety and depression, but no one will notice because you’re both skilled at masking your pain with comedy.