Funny men attractive to women but only those looking for a one night stand


Wit is the key factor women find attractive in men – but only if they want a short term fling.

Researchers concluded humour is seen as a sign of flirtatiousness and is especially attractive for a short term relationship as it implies a lack of seriousness.

Their conclusion came from an experiment in which they filmed 40 psychology students – half men and half women.

Those taking part explained which two items they’d take to a desert island and why, choosing from chocolate, hairspray or a plastic bag.

Even though they hadn’t been told about humour, 19 of the 40 students tried to be funny in their responses.

These 19 students were then categorised as ‘actors’ by the researchers Mary Cowan at the University of Stirling, and Anthony Little.

The next 11 students were played audio recordings of the actors’ answers and asked to rate them for funniness, and for…

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