Research Reveals What Women Want in a Man

A woman laughing.

According to a study by Stanford University School of Medicine, a sense of humor is what women want in a man. During the study, researchers found that the reward-related areas of women’s brains showed greater activity than men’s in response to humor. So what does this mean? That women understand and appreciate humor. A lot.

So what does this mean for you?  Well, if you’re looking to attract woman, you might want to start by making them laugh.

First, let’s take a look at your profile. Are you smiling in your profile pic, or are you sporting your serious, “Blue Steel” look? If it’s the latter, then you might want to switch it for a more light-hearted shot of you. Don’t force the smile; instead, show off the fun side that your family and friends usually see. You’ll look better showing off an authentic expression than striking a pose from your best side.

Now, let’s consider your content. Sure, adding that you’re addicted to watching “Game of Thrones,” could be an acceptable conversation-starter, but almost everyone watches “Game of Thrones.” Have fun with your profile. Don’t be afraid to make fun of yourself or add some sarcasm. If your profile makes her laugh, she’ll be more likely to meet you.

On the date, don’t assume you have to be a constant comedian, but doing your best to keep the mood light will help you both relax. If the waitress got your order wrong, make light of it. Share a funny story from your childhood. Don’t be afraid to tease your date. Having fun will make the date more memorable, and will place you in the “suitable partner” category faster than you think.

Brianne Hogan

Freelance Writer

Brianne is a Canadian freelance writer who’s been writing about dating and relationships longer than any of her relationships. She applies a “do what I say, not do what I do” approach to her articles, and believes you can find Your Person mostly when you aren’t looking. So enjoy your life, and eat lots of cheese (at least that’s her motto). Her byline’s been featured on Thrillist, The Huffington Post, HelloGiggles, Elle Canada, Flare, Awesomeness TV, among others.

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