Is sense of humor an important quality when looking for love?

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
July 30, 2012 6:34am CST
I always hear girls and boys looking for people with sense of humor. I don't know if it's just a cliche characteristic that's just put out there and if they really mean it. Then again, I know a lot of funny guys who get a lot of girls chasing them around, so for some reason, there may be a semblance of truth somewhere. So, for you, is sense of humor something you're looking for in a girl/guy? Defend your answer :)
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@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
1 Aug 12
A sense of humor was definitely an important characteristic that I was looking for in someone that I would date prior to getting married. The reason that this was so important to me is because in my experience I have found that people that don't have a sense of humor tend to be very dry people. So, I have found that being around a person on a regular basis that doesn't have a good sense of humor gets to be something that is really boring.
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• Mexico
1 Aug 12
Hi inkyuboz: It really depends on what you are looking on your match. In my case I'm too serious and I am always thinking on different subjects. I'm the nerdy so I value people with sense of humour. A person who can makes me happy and smile is a must for me. ALVARO
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@sanjay91422 (2728)
• India
31 Jul 12
For me sense of humor is very important because I can barely talk to anyone who do not have a sense of humor. It feels good to be with someone who can laugh with you for our mutual jokes. I love humor and that is all. Every person have different sense of humor or you can say they have different taste of humor so that is why people have different match.
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@elmiko (6640)
• United States
31 Jul 12
i think a sense of humor is an important quality no matter what. it can help to get through the difficult times and lower stress which is after all the #1 killer.
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@nijolechu (1845)
• Canada
31 Jul 12
Yes, it really is nice trait to have with looking for a love partner. I think it really is a unique talent to have. There are times when I like to have a good laugh with someone. Because I like to watch sitcoms on television so that I can have a good laugh. Now you know that everyday with that person won't be boring and you need someone to lighten the mood sometimes and put a smile on your face.
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@Paper_Doll (2375)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
I think what they meant is they are looking for someone who would make them happy. In my opinion, I think that if you are in love with someone, you will laugh at his jokes even if they aren't funny. They say that you will never be bored with someone you love. I guess that in a way, it is true.
• United States
31 Jul 12
Having a sense of humor is important -- lighten up and do not take things so seriously! Enjoy life and live every moment as if it is your last. Laugh a little it's good for the soul. Most definitely an important aspect in everyones life. Love wouldn't be love without laughter.
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
I think having a sense of humor doesn't mean one has to be like a comedian. It's the persona that can make your partner happy like seeing things in a different perspective than what it is.
@bunnybon7 (37447)
• Holiday, Florida
31 Jul 12
i think its because a good since of humor means a guy is fairly happy most of the time. and that they dont have a lot "baggage" like past grudges and such. my late hubby was not good looking but women liked him a lot and i loved him a lot because it was easy living with him. he did not have a bad temper and had a wonderful sense of humor.
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• United States
30 Jul 12
I think a sense of humor is good when you are looking for a person to spend the rest of your life with. You want a person that is fun to be around and not grumpy all the time and not happy to be around. I was lucky and found a person who has a sense of humor and is fun to be around and has fun when we do other things.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
30 Jul 12
There are so many qualities that go into the mix of building a lasting relarionship with someone. I believe that a sense of humor is very important on the road to love. Humor can break the ice, lessen the worry and enhance the excitement of the relationship and take it to a new level.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
30 Jul 12
I think everyone looks for different things in a partner, but for me it is definitely an important factor, because I think I would just find someone who I didn't find funny boring after a while, and then what is the point? And who doesn't like laughing anyway?
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• Philippines
30 Jul 12
A partner with a sense of humor will not bore you compared to serious ones. Having a stressful day with a person with a sense of humor will make your remaining time of the day enjoyable. However, it depends on his jokes.
• China
30 Jul 12
i felt it is not necessary.on the contrary,when i am looking for love,i will find the person who is lack og humor who can give me the sense of safety.
@tetris15 (540)
• Philippines
4 Aug 12
It has to be there because I believe you need a few good laughs especially with your partner. If you won't be able to share a laugh with someone, I guess life would be just plain black and white. We need colors in order for us to reinvent ourselves and in doing so, we need laughter.
@uolyram (266)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
Yes, because guys with sense of humor knows how to start a conversation.
@paulli3 (312)
• China
31 Jul 12
yeah there is no doubt that the sence the humor is important when looking for love. if you like telling jokes and you always can make people laugh. people will think you are interesting and you are the person who they love to get along with. when you are looking for love, humor can help you get along with the person who you love.
@riyauro (6428)
• India
31 Jul 12
I think it depends from person to person. Some people are serious in life and they look for a serious person and some are full of humor and like there partner to me the same. I think a sense humor should be there. have a wonderful day.
• Philippines
30 Jul 12
I have this talent of making other people laugh even though I am not yet close to them, and I my girlfriend of four years fell in love with me because I always make her laugh. Due to my personality, yes I like girls who has a sense of humor, aside from the fact that people with a sense of humor has higher IQ's, they are not boring to be with because tend to have lots of things to tell you, and when problems arises they can make you chin up.
• United States
30 Jul 12
I look for people that have a similar sense of humor to mine. If I think something is REALLY funny, and he just goes "Eh," to it, then I feel like I have a very childish sense of humor. Or maybe my sense of humor is more developed or something. Anyway, I like to connect with people that laugh at the same things as me.