Imagine being in a relationship when there isn’t an ounce of laughter between you and your partner. Would you like to stay in that kind of a relationship? Probably not…
If you ask me, laughter is the vital thing that people should be looking for when searching for their life partner. It is a trait that, for me, it is more important than looks, status, or career.
Of course, there is a fine line between laughing together or laughing at the silly thing they did and emotionally abusing them by using laughter to hurt their feelings in an evil way.
One study found that humor is a very effective tool for attraction and it is an important thing for building a strong relationship.
Jeffrey Hall, a professor at the University of Kansas and the author of the study said: “People say they want a sense of humor in a mate, but that’s a broad concept. That people think you are funny or you can make a joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction.
What is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples create together.
Say you and your partner share a quirky sense of humor, but romantic comedies or sit-coms do nothing for either of you… It’s not that any style or a sense of humor is any better or worse.
What matters is that you both see quirky humor as hysterical. If you share a sense of what’s funny, it affirms you and affirms your relationship through laughter.”
Of course, he agrees that an aggressive sense of humor can be damaging to the relationship. If your partner is mean with their jokes to you, then it is a bad sign that you should address quickly with your partner. Tell them how their jokes make you feel and if they are not willing to correct their behavior, then probably it is time to move on.