A sense of humor tends to be the number one thing everyone is looking for in a potential romantic partner.
A sense of humor can be a person's greatest asset. This skill can help you interact easily with others, improve your health, and even diffuse difficult situations at home, or in business dealings.
It is important to understand that you don't have to be funny to have 'a sense of humor.' You just have to be able to see the lighter side of things.
How to see the lighter side of things
How to understand humor
How to learn to joke
Where did 'sense of humor' get started?
The phrase 'sense of humor' was used as early as 1753 in a discussion of drama, with 'sense' originally meaning 'capacity,' or 'appreciation.'
While largely considered positive throughout history, certain thinkers and authors in the 1600's frowned on the indulgence they associated with a 'sense of humor.'
Since the 1700's, the meaning of 'sense of humor' has expanded from ability to get and enjoy a joke to the kind of 'sense of humor' one likes.
We have categorized the types of 'sense of humor', such as 'a dirty sense of humor,' a 'dark sense of humor' etc.
In the 20th century, a 'sense of humor' became associated with one a person's character strengths and became a leading trait people seek in romantic partners.