That’s because your sense of humour can be an expression of intelligence and creativity, research suggests, so making her laugh can signal that you’ll be a better mate.
Plus, according to a separate poll we conducted, humour tells her that you can laugh at life, even when things get tough—a major plus when you’re looking for a long-term commitment.
If your nerves get the best of you, whipping out those witty one-liners isn’t the only thing that will score you points when you’re getting to know each other. More than 70 per cent of women agreed that being genuinely interested in her views, personal life and career will work in your favour, too, the survey found.
Her biggest turn offs? A majority of women said that poor hygiene— think bad breath or body odour—is the top reason they’d avoid seeing you again. Having a terrible sense of humour, checking out other women and treating your waitress like an indentured servant also topped the list.