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    Default \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

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    Ever wonder why that is one of the most popular cliches known to the human race on attraction? Well,

    recent research in psychology has uncovered a little bit of information about humor that may answer that

    question.

    Many scientists believe that humor was an evolutionary trait created to create a stronger parent-child

    bond. Tickling is one of the main sources of fun and bonding in that relationship, and it\'s no coincidence.

    Laughter generates a lot of chemical activity in the brain that releases pleasant hormones that make your time with

    that person special, fun, memorable, and happy so you develop a closeness with them.

    However, laughter was not

    limited to childhood and stays with humans into adulthood. Comedians exploit that evolutionary trait by creating

    material that generates the same reactions. The laughter bond also does not limit itself to parent-child bonds. It

    has become the basis for strong friendships and relationships. It is a way that people become close to one another

    and a way to generate feelings of well-being around the person. The interesting part of laughter is it isn\'t

    always aligned with humor. For instance, I can (try to) make humorous comments on this forum all day, but I can

    assure you that almost no one sitting alone at their computer at home/office is going to laugh out loud to it,

    despite how many \"lol\"s or \"roflmfao\"s are displayed on the screen. You may smile, you may be amused, but

    you don\'t necessarily laugh. It\'s the personal connection that really makes laughter what it is.

    So the

    next time you ask your attractive friend you\'ve been eyeing forever what they want in a person and they say,

    \"sense of humor\", they\'re not BSing you. They don\'t want Martin Lawrence, Jim Carey, or Dana Carvey, they

    want someone who they are compatible enough with on an emotional level to share laughs and bond in a way that only

    laughter can bring...

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    Great post. I did a master\'s thesis on humor.

    Sense of humor means you have a grip, as

    life is full of irony as well as wrapped in it. If we learn to enjoy that, we\'ve won.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    For instance, I can (try to) make

    humorous comments on this forum all day, but I can assure you that almost no one sitting alone at their computer at

    home/office is going to laugh out loud to it, despite how many \"lol\"s or \"roflmfao\"s are displayed on the

    screen.

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    I have laughed countless times after reading posts

    on internet forums (Love-Scent is one of the less funnier forums I frequent. ) .., but never after reading yours..

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    What is even sillier though, is if you are not alone in the room, and you laugh out loud because of a

    funny post or joke on an internet forum. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] People always want to

    know what you are laughing about, but most of the time they don\'t understand it..

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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    You have a great sense of humor, Pancho. I assure you I laugh out loud at a lot of posts on

    here, especially some of Tallmacky\'s recently.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

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    I assure you I laugh out loud at a

    lot of posts on here, especially some of Tallmacky\'s recently.


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    Yes, I am either laughing out loud at Tallmacky\'s posts or feeling physically ill.

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    Great post, Pancho.


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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    That\'s a very good point. Yes, many people do laugh at internet posts, although the

    frequency is at a much lower rate. It\'s like watching a comedy by yourself. Sure, you laugh at a few of the

    hysterical moments, but if you have a friend next to you, you\'ll laugh a lot more often than when alone. Comedy

    Central is a great station, but I noticed that when I went to a comedy club all of the jokes were a lot

    funnier.

    The \"almost no one\" was a reference to a study conducted with people having a discussion together.

    They were able to talk in person as well as on an intranet chatroom consisting of only people in the room. They

    found that all jokes were actually posted in the chatroom, yet no one laughed. There were many smiles, but no one

    started \"rolling on the floor laughing\"...after the study was completed and they started talking about it,

    people started making conversation and then laughs were frequent.

    Yes, it is possible to laugh at anything, but

    countless studies have been done that people laugh many more times when in the company of other people.

    Thank you

    for the correction.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    Nothing\'s funny

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    Lizards in teeny, sparkly suits are funny

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    Correction:

    Nothing except someone believing lizards rule the world.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    Correction:

    Nothing except someone

    believing lizards rule the world.

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    ruling the world while wearing

    teeny, sparkly spandex outfits [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    I\'ll concede those.

    But other than that..... not even a chortle.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    You got me, that\'s all I had.



    franki,

    I bet your a real hit on those

    \"funnier\" forums [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />
    they want someone who they are

    compatible enough with on an emotional level to share laughs and bond in a way that only laughter can bring...



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    And make kissy-faces and cooing noises at during the goddamn

    movie.

    I want to cross a romantic comedy with a low-rate zombie flick.


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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    Make it in color. The people love color.



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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    Damn them.

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    Default Re: \"I Need (Want) Someone With A Sense of Humor\"

    </font><blockquote><font class=\"small\">Quote:</font><hr />


    I bet your a real hit on

    those \"funnier\" forums [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    No. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] I don\'t even post there..

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