Potty Humor

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Registered: 10-02-2009
Potty Humor
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Wed, 11-11-2009 - 9:48am

I started to date this guy. He is really nice and fun to be around, however, sometimes he likes to make jokes that are along the lines of potty humor. I really hate potty humor. I just never found it funny. I don't want to be stuck up or anything. My sister enjoys potty humor at times and she is going for her PHd. I guess I'm asking if I am trying to find something wrong with this guy? I just don't know if he is immature or not.

Also, has anyone dated a guy who has different interests? Like this guy is really into music and plays like three different instruments. However, he hasn't read a lot of books or hasn't seen a lot of movies. I'm an english major and love books/movies. I guess you can show each other new things? I feel like I am picking him apart a bit. What do you guys think?

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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: franny_zooey
Wed, 11-11-2009 - 11:33am

I wouldn't go for the potty humor at all either. I would discourage it--he can do that when he's w/ his boys (or w/ young children, who will think he's hysterical).

As far as having diff. interests, I don't think people have to have exactly the same interests, as long as there are enough that they can share. For ex, will he bill willing to go to some movies w/ you? Will you want to go hear some bands w/ him? If you have no interests in common, or don't want to share each other's interests, then it's not going to work out.

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Registered: 05-04-2007
In reply to: franny_zooey
Thu, 11-12-2009 - 3:07pm

I would end it now, you're just not compatible on the basic level

The potty humor is just going to eat at you. If you want him to get into movies, he'll get to picking things like 40 YO Virgin, then laughing hysterically at fart jokes & poking you to laugh too. You'll roll your eyes & think he's immature.

It can't work out if you're thinking that about someone. Humor is so ingrained, it's not going to change or go away. He might grow to understand & appreciate puns or word play. But fart noises will still be funnier.

The different interests by itself, wouldn't be bad. You can learn to appreciate the other's activities. Then again, if he starts reading books & watching movies, are you going to learn an instrument or two?

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