To explore lay conceptions of characteristics of an ideal sense of humor as embodied in a known individual, our study examined elicited written narratives by male and female participants from three different countries of origin: United States, Iran, and Turkey. This effect was more pronounced for male than for female participants but did not differ by country. Relative mention of specific humor characteristics differed by participant gender and by country of origin. Caring was mentioned significantly more often by Americans and Iranians than by Turkish participants. These findings show a shared pattern of humor characteristics by gender but group differences in the relative prominence given to specific humor characteristics.
Humor is attractive to men and women — but not in the alike way. The research shows women akin to men who make them laugh, after that men like women who laugh by their jokes. Women tend to choose men who make them laugh, but men tend to prefer women who laugh at their jokes. Consistent along with this, Robert Provine analyzed more than singles ads and found that women were more likely to describe their good humor appreciation ability whereas men were more likely to offer able humor production ability.