Humor can be a massive thing for someone to bring to a relationship
While a hot person can give you real butterflies, a person who makes you laugh can somehow hit you even harder. They can entertain you and bond with you over weird inside jokes that no one else understands. In those moments when life is treating you so bad you could collapse on the ground and ugly cry, you can skip the pity party, get with this seriously funny individual, and laugh through your pain.
Humor can be a turn-on
Whether this person is funnier than they are hot, humor has been known to get people all worked up, even if the other party isn’t exactly their cup of tea in the looks department. There’s even some scientific evidence to prove that humor totally turns people on, and we can certainly co-sign.
Humor is a sign of intelligence
And not just your average IQ levels. In fact, people who possess a dark sense of humor are basically geniuses. Studies show a strong connection being funny and above-average intelligence, Business Insider reports. Smarts > eye candy any day, Y’all.
It’s also just as attractive as a physical trait
Heads may turn when a good-looking person walks in the room, but there’s also something equally attractive about a person who’s funny AF.
We know you’ve heard this a bazillion times, and no one (good-looking or otherwise) wants to hear about how they’re destined to wind up as a shriveled shadow of their formerly hot selves. But since we’re keeping score between humor and hotness, we have to say it: The staying power of looks has absolutely nothing on that of humor.
The ability to share a laugh with another person will be around long after the disappearance of their chiseled abs, luscious locks, or anything else that makes an individual aesthetically pleasing.
Humor is a sign that you’ll have fun together
Sure, you can think of some incredibly fun activities you can enjoy with that fine human specimen you’re currently thinking about dating, but there’s reason to believe that having a sense of humor is a better indicator of a person’s pleasure potential.
Obviously, it’s up to you to decide what you value in the people you spend time with, plus that decision depends on the type of relationship that appeals to you. In the end, don’t forget about the advantages that lie in not allowing someone’s looks to overshadow their sense of humor (or lack thereof).
And hey, if they have the looks and bring the laughs, then you really win.