Yes, yes. We all know the quintessential romantic encounter. Dinner for two by candlelight, gazing long hours into one another’s eyes, so smitten dinner is forgotten while the violinist plays Mozart’s “Romance Andante” in the corner and the waiter stands at the ready with a towel folded over his arm.
But somewhere along the line, if it’s going to be a truly good night, someone is going to have to make a joke and someone is going to have to laugh. Trust us. They’ve done studies. In the most general terms, women seek partners who can make them laugh. Men seek partners who can appreciate their jokes.
Either way, humor is an essential ingredient to a good relationship, and may even play a part in evolutionary survival.
We want you to have a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and we’re here to help with a Valentine playlist of great love songs. A Funny Valentine Playlist.
So please, laugh with your love. The future of the human race depends on it.
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