The Importance of Laughing With Your Spouse
If you look at the things that people look for in a future spouse, almost everyone says they want someone who "has a great sense of humor." But somewhere between the first date and the "I do's" many couples let the laughter fade away. Well, that shouldn't be! There is substantial research that indicates that laughter is good for you as an individual, but more importantly, it is a bonding experience for couples.
In order to increase the laughter that you and your spouse share together, you have to understand what the other person finds funny. He may crack up over the slap-stick in movies like Tommy Boy, but she fails to see the humor. And she might think that kittens that are afraid of apples are the funniest thing she's ever seen. Stanford University psychiatrist Allen L. Reiss, MD, recruited 20 male and female college students. Inside an MRI, the men and woman looked at 70 cartoons flashed on a small overhead screen and rated them on a funniness scale. When the results came back, Reiss made an unexpected discovery: Men and women process funny differently.
Men typically like things that are a bit more slap-stick and direct, while women prefer comedy that is a bit more situational and analytical. We've pulled a few things that we think you and your spouse will enjoy laughing at for him, for her and the best part, together.3 Funny Videos to Make Spouses Laugh