Science Says that Laughing Together May Help You Fall In Love

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It's no secret that laughing is an amazing way to bond with other people, from watching a silly movie with your girlfriends to relaying a funny story to your mom. But laughing is also known for helping along a romantic connection as well—and recent research shed a bit more light on how humor can turn into sparks.
via Lover.ly Photo by HalfPoint/BigStock via Lover.ly According to two studies performed by University of Kansas, when two strangers meet, the more a guy tries to make a woman laugh, and the more she does so, the more likely she is to want to date that guy. Basically, genuine laughter is a great precursor to relationship potential. In fact, researchers found that laughing together (not just the woman cracking up while the guy cracks jokes) is an even better indicator that two people might be interested in each other. As Jeffrey Hall, associate professor of communication studies at the University of Kansas put it, "if you meet someone who you can laugh with, it might mean your future relationship is going to be fun and filled with good cheer." Sounds about right to us. Certainly, the takeaway here is that having humor compatibility is super important when looking for a romantic partner. But we can also assume that laughing together after this initial meeting phase can keep a relationship strong, too. Maintaining playfulness and making each other laugh is crucial for a happy partnership, which is why it's important to have fun together and remember not to take each other—or life–too seriously. Snag more Loverly relationship tips below: 5 Super Romantic Ways to Celebrate Your Anniversary 7 Arguments with Your Partner to Avoid at All Costs Why It's Totally Okay NOT to Get Married in Your 20s
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