If you’ve ever scoped out imdesparate.com or one of those other internet dating sites, and, let’s be honest, who hasn’t, you will have noticed that every woman on there is looking for a man with a sense of humor. At least 90% of the men I know have a sense of humor. So they shouldn’t be that hard to find, girls.
The problem lies in what men think is funny, and what women think is funny. There’s that, and the fact that women don’t have a sense of humor. Men think that funny stuff is funny. The Three Stooges, Dave Chappelle, and other guys getting hit in the danglers. Stuff like that, we find hilarious.
Women think that Sex in the City, kids, and chicks on the radio are funny. No, none of those are funny. That is, unless the kid’s getting hit in the junk. Women think that a coincidence is funny. They will tell you a ten minute story about how she and a stranger both ordered the same salad at lunch, with no punchline or payoff. They think some bedheaded fratboy prancing back and forth telling that same salad story is hilarious. Hellllo, Dane Cook!
Men don’t mind laughing long and loud in public. To the point of obnoxiousness even. How many times have you been perturbed by a woman laughing in public? A sober woman? Not many, huh? Are little girls taught that it’s impolite to guffaw in public? Or, is it a learned habit by seeing what jackasses men who do it can be?
Somehow, little boys learn that belching, peeing, farts, pain, and other low brow acts are funny. Once we grow up we don’t stray much from that formula. Well, except for adding sex and profanities to the list of what’s funny. Sure we get the cerebral humor, but we can’t help laughing at the low brow stuff also.
So when you girls say you want a man with a sense of humor, know what you’re going to get. Our humor is completely different from your humor. We like raunchy, physical, humor. You think four crows sitting around discussing shoes is cutting edge. That’s fine, just know that we are wired differently for comedy. Don’t ask for a sense of humor and expect it to match yours.
Funny to women…..
Dane Cook, Rita Rudner
Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock,
Those posters of kittens talking
Talking about another woman’s apparel
Funny to men……
Dimitri Martin, Chelsea Handler
Vince Vaughn, Larry David
South Park, Boondocks
Graffiti on bathroom walls
Laughing at another guy’s embarrassment
Women aren’t looking for a man with a real sense of humor, they are looking for a sensitive guy who laughs at what they laugh at. Big difference, ladies.
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