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Are You Into Self-Deprecating Humor?

If you've ever seen Notting Hill, you witnessed Hugh Grant woo Julia Roberts with that quirky, self-deprecating sense of humor. As it turns out, a recent article in The Daily Mail says that same sense of humor can actually work in real life! Anthropologist Gil Greengross conducted a two-year study on the role sense of humor plays in seduction. Of course having a good sense of humor is attractive, but according to his findings, it's actually self-deprecating humor that is the most attractive. He explains:

It is a risky form of humour because it can draw attention to one's real faults, thereby diminishing the self-deprecator's status in the eyes of others. But based on the idea that verbal humour evolved to function as a fitness indicator, self-deprecating humour can be an especially reliable indicator, not only of general intelligence and verbal creativity, but also moral virtues such as humility.

I think occasional self-deprecating humor can be funny, but overall, I'm not a fan. What do you think? Are you generally attracted to men who use that kind of humor?


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