This is the most important personality trait for online daters
Source: marketwatch.com
Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 07:36 by InvestingPie

Dating is a funny business.

Want your online profile to get people’s attention? Write something witty. People seeking relationships online say humor is the most important component in a match, according to a new study from dating service eHarmony. Scientists surveyed 1,500 users using a range of internet memes and found people on the site who were considered funny had better success in matching, more frequent conversations, and a higher number of views from other users.

“People use humor to establish bonds with another person,” Jonathan Beber, senior research scientist at eHarmony said. “It comes down to the core desire to reach out and connect with someone on something that you both enjoy.”

The study, released Wednesday, also found humor falls under six identifiable types: humor regarding bodily functions, dark humor, physical humor, self-deprecating humor, surreal humor, and wordplay humor. Overall, users found physical humor like scaring people and pulling pranks the funniest while dark humor was scored the least funny.

Women found self-deprecating humor significantly funnier than men and people who had been married found dark humor less funny.

But preferred humor varied by demographics. Women found self-deprecating humor significantly funnier than men and people who had been married found dark humor less funny. Education also played a role in what people find funny, with physical humor less funny the more educated respondents were. Highly-educated respondents preferred wordplay.

The biggest factor in what people found funny was age, according to Beber. People who were more than 65 years old found physical, bodily, and self-deprecating humor equally funny while 25- to 49-year-olds preferred bodily humor and physical humor. The oldest age group surveyed (65 and older) found everything less funny than younger counterparts. Eric Resnick, dating expert of ProfileHelper.com said he has found this in his experience, but it is not always a deal-breaker.

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