If you want toimpress a man, don't try to be funny。
Research showsthat men aren't hugely attracted to witty women。
Given thechoice of a female who makes him laugh, or one that laughs at hisjokes, he will choose the latter。
Luckily, womenaren't too worried about their jokes being appreciated. They, itseems, like men who make them smile。
It is thoughtthat women see the ability to make people laugh signof intelligence –and men have evolved to show off how good they are withwords。
The Universityof Miami researchers quizzed more than 80 men and women about howmuch importance they placed on having a partner who could make themlaugh。
The answersrevealed that women like men make them laugh, while men want to goout with women who appreciate their humour。
Given thatwomen tend to be more choosy, men are under pressure to make themlaugh。
Miss Hone, whois close to completing her PhD, said: 'Given that humour requireshigh-level linguistic capacity, women are thought to use humourproduction as a sign that a man is a mentally-capablesuitor.'
However, shesaid that funny women shouldn't despair. There is also hope forbachelors who never remember punch lines。
Thisis because her results were based onaverages – and not everyone will have the sametaste.