Via Mating Intelligence Unleashed: The Role of the Mind in Sex, Dating, and Love: Recent research suggests that while both men and women say they like a “good sense of humor” in a potential mate, they differ in what they mean by this phrase.

Women tend to prefer men who make them laugh, whereas men tend to prefer women who laugh at their jokes.

Conscientiousness is predictive of a number of very important positive elements in life.

It has also been found cross-culturally, across 10 world regions, that low levels of agreeableness and conscientiousness are related to higher levels of sexual promiscuity and relationship infidelity, so there may be reproductive benefits to those on the low end of these traits.

Research shows we don’t really fall in love with a person — we fall in love with how we feel when we’re with them.

Humor is attractive to men and women — but not in the same way.

The research shows women like men who make them laugh, and men like women who laugh at their jokes.

Given that he has just an hour or so to create the intimacy levels that typically take weeks, months, or years to form, he accelerated the getting-to-know-you process through a set of thirty-six questions crafted to take the participants rapidly from level one in Mc Adams’s system to level two. The intensity of the dialogue partners’ bond at the end of the forty-five-minute vulnerability interaction was rated as closer than the closest relationship in the lives of 30 percent of similar students.

In other words, the instant connections were more powerful than many long-term, even lifelong relationships.

This can be taken to extremes: having someone try to kill you can actually make you more attracted to them.

Via The Heart of Social Psychology: A Backstage View of a Passionate Science: Those in the high-fear condition did show, for example, significantly more desire to kiss my confederate (one of the key questions) and wrote more romantic and sexual content into their stories.

In other words, men who were observed as the humor producers of the group were nearly Dr.

Aron affirmed that the subjects’ expectation that the other person was going to like them had a huge effect.

Looking at the details of these results, I found that the situation had generated, quite specifically, romantic attraction.