1. Couples who laugh
together stay together

What’s the key to a happy relationship? Some say
communication is the key and others might believe it’s compatibility that makes
relationships last longer. But a study has brought to light a new factor, which
might take many by surprise. Your sense of humor can have a lasting effect on
your bonding with a partner. Don’t laugh at it! Here are some details.

2. Importance of
creating humor together

According to a study conducted by the researchers at the
University of Kansas, “People say they want a sense of humor in a mate,
but that’s a broad concept. That people think you are funny or you can make a
joke out of anything is not strongly related to relationship satisfaction. What
is strongly related to relationship satisfaction is the humor that couples
create together.”

3. Find a partner
with a matching sense of humor

The lead author of the study Jeffrey Hall conducted around
39 studies for almost 30 years that involved over 15,000 participants. These
three decades of research helped the scientist to arrive at solid conclusions
about what makes or breaks a relationship. According to him, having a partner
with a good sense of humor isn’t enough. What’s more important is to find a
partner that matches your sense of humor.

4. Sense of humor and
attractiveness

According to a researcher from the University of New Mexico,
sense of humour makes a person more attractive. This point proves why we find
an easy-going person with a good sense of humour more attractive than someone
who is good-looking but doesn’t know how to have fun or lacks a good sense of humor.

5. Laughter also
helps a couple to beat stress

Laughter is called the best medicine not without a reason,
and this holds true for couples who might be going through stressful times.
Studies have proved time and again how laughter helps release feel-good
hormones that help to relieve stress. So, it’s important for couples to share
good laughter whenever they find themselves bogged down by trouble.

6. ​Laughter brings
couples closer

No wonder laughter brings people closer, including those in
love. As stated by experts, being with a partner who is funny and loves a good
joke may not be enough. What a person needs to find is a partner who shares the
same sense of humor—if you are sarcastic, he should understand sarcasm too; if
you love slapstick humor, your partner should have an appetite for the same.
After all, it’s no fun being with someone who wouldn’t laugh at your jokes,
right?