7 Ways to Make a Man Laugh Without Having to Dumb Down

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Dumbing down is a mistake many women make because they are under the impression that this is the only way men will find them attractive.

Let’s bust that myth with these 7 tips on how to make him laugh without having to dumb yourself down.

1. Use sarcasm.

According to research conducted by the Harvard Business School, sarcasm is considered to be the highest form of intelligence. “To create or decode sarcasm, both the expressers and recipients of sarcasm need to overcome the contradiction (i.e., psychological distance) between the literal and actual meanings of the sarcastic expressions,” said author Francesca Gino. “This is a process that activates and is facilitated by abstraction, which in turn promotes creative thinking.”

2. Playoff current events.

Show that you pay attention to what’s going on in the world today by incorporating some of this pop culture into your conversation. By doing this, you’re not only letting him know that you enjoy light hearted newsy stuff that may be on an entertainment channel, but you also watch important stuff like the election and stuff like that.

3. Revere intelligence.

When you are joking about something, there is always going to be a victim. It could be the blonde, the blind man, the nurse, or the dog. Whatever you’re joking about, the subject will become the butt of the joke. So with that train of thought, why not make subpar intelligence the butt of the joke? This will let him know that you don’t intend on dumbing yourself down just to make him laugh.

4. Discover what he likes.

Use your clever little brain of yours to learn what he likes and use it in your favor. If he likes Star Wars, make a joke that only a Jedi would laugh at. If he likes a particular comedian, don’t be afraid to quote them. If he likes a particular music artist, reference them. There are thousands of ways that you can relate to him without having to dumb yourself down.

5. Focus on your strengths.

When you are trying to make him laugh, focus on what you’re good at. If you are particularly knowledgeable about a topic you’re discussing, throw out some fun and interesting facts you may know.

If it’s a serious topic, present your knowledge in a fun and flirtatious way that will surely make him smile.

6. Be silly.

Being silly and quirky doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to dumb yourself down. Poke fun at yourself and don’t shy away from slapstick antics to show off your playful side. Your mannerisms and facial expressions also play a big role in your conversation —sometimes even more than the words themselves.

7. Don’t be afraid of getting dirty.

You shouldn’t be afraid of making a few dirty jokes to lighten the mood. You’d be surprised by how many naughty jokes actually require quite a bit of thought. The great thing about these jokes is that you can send him a bunch of signals and really make his mind start working and wondering the intention of those jokes.