Make Me Laugh

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Registered: 03-09-2008
Make Me Laugh
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Mon, 11-09-2009 - 9:02pm

I can't recall how many times I've seen the phrase "make me laugh" in womens' online profiles.

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Registered: 10-16-2006
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 5:17am

I think the vast majority of people don't really know how to write and express themselves, and I find most online profiles (of men, and I assume women) are filled with cliches. My thought is that "make me laugh" is really her way of saying she is looking for someone with the same sense of humor. I doubt she's looking for someone who can entertain her while she just sits back (but maybe she is). It can be quite awkward on a first meeting (or first date) to be with someone who either has no sense of humor, or just doesn't click with your humor. But it's impossible to predict this, of course.

And perhaps these "make me laugh" women have other clues in their profile that are turning you off.

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Registered: 09-29-2009
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 1:37pm

I think the reason for that is because most of the time, men are not looking to make friends with thier dates.

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Registered: 10-02-2003
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 4:42pm

Um, I'm one of those Make Me Laugh types.

sooooobig
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Registered: 06-09-2008
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 4:52pm

My opinions, such as they are:


- On your semi-academic point (the one that generated all those question marks after what seem to be rhetorical questions), I'm afraid I disagree with the thrust of the rhetoric: the burden of supplying entertainment, of the humorous sort in any event,

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Registered: 09-29-2009
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 4:53pm
Totally agree with you!
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Registered: 03-09-2008
In reply to: gmoney2008
Tue, 11-10-2009 - 8:04pm
Don't get me wrong.
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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: gmoney2008
Wed, 11-11-2009 - 12:05pm

I think you are reading way too much into it--as the OP said, I just think that it means that a woman is looking for a funny guy or a guy w/ a good sense of humor. I don't get out of it at all that it doesn't mean that a woman isn't going to make any effort at all to impress the guy. If you read the typical man's profile, which generally requires women to be good looking and thin, does that indicate to you that the man isn't going to make any effort at the relationship and just wants a woman who is a beauty queen to parade around on his arm? I wouldn't go that far--I think that profiles are more like Christmas wish lists--as long as you're going to say what you want, why not go for the gold, so to speak?

My 1st DH could make me laugh so hard that I'd be crying and it wasn't telling jokes either, he just had a funny way about him. My 2nd DH was depressed and never laughed at anything unless it was at someone else's expense. I was just thinking the other night that one of the few times I saw him really laugh was when we were at an ice cream store and my DS spilled his milkshake all over him cause the cover wasn't on tight. My ex laughed so hard I thought he was going to stop breathing--it really wasn't funny at all--my DS was kind of upset. So you could see why I might prefer someone who was funny. To me, it would mean like you don't take yourself so seriously all the time, and you are more lighthearted. But I don't think I would put that in my profile. Again it's like "walks on the beach" or those other cliches--people just don't know what to write.

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Registered: 06-09-2008
In reply to: gmoney2008
Wed, 11-11-2009 - 1:59pm

I think I see your point. I agree that a profile which rambles on about what the woman wants or expects is off-putting. Not necessarily because other women don't want

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Registered: 09-18-2009
In reply to: gmoney2008
Thu, 11-12-2009 - 12:05am

I must admit I get pissed off when I see that phrase like that. I am who I am and not here to entertain you. I know that the underlying point of that phrase is that they are looking for humor in their relationship and/or a partner with a sense of humor.

Well duh. Who doesn't? I also know that 99% people think that they have a sense of humor. I also know that most people are not self aware enough to know who they are themselves. So I tend to discount what people put on their profiles.

I see profiles as like resumes where we look to weed out people more so than looking for reasons to meet them. I discount profiles because as I said before that most do not know themselves enough to describe who they are and the it is mostly about chemistry.

So I look at them and say "close enough" to warrant a communication, a phone call and ultimately a face-to-face meeting. I (or the other person) can be as funny on email or on the phone but a real sour puss in real life.

BTW humor can be interpreted in different ways as well as anything else. Ironic versus slapstick versus puns versus practical joke versus droll... You name it.

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Registered: 11-12-2009
In reply to: gmoney2008
Thu, 11-12-2009 - 10:21am

I have to laugh out loud at these posts...if a man does not have any sense of humor....and doesn't like a "makes me laugh?" comment...women...men...just don't reply...very easy...and too funny...laughing as I write this.


We get overly sensitive...and are overly sensitive people..overreact.

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