For a guy who doesn’t know the first thing about humor, the idea of turning into a funny Jim Carrey overnight can be daunting.
But the truth is simple. All of us can be funny guys when the situation arises.
We just need to understand what kind of funny we’re good at and use it successfully.
For starters, here’s a piece of advice. Don’t be a wannabe funny guy.
The wannabe funny guy is the guy who says something *he thinks is funny* and looks at the girl expectantly waiting for her to laugh. And if she doesn’t laugh, this wannabe guy does the unthinkable. He says something like “oh, you don’t think that was funny?” or “hey, you’re supposed to laugh now…” with a straight face. [Read: 10 biggest dating turn offs for girls]
Don’t screw yourself over by making things awkward for the girl talking to you.
How to avoid being the wannabe funny guy and be the real funny guy
A real funny guy who knows how to make a girl laugh doesn’t wait for applause. The show must go on. Say something funny, wait for a flash of a second for her to respond, and continue talking. If the girl finds it funny, she’ll laugh. If she doesn’t, you don’t lose anything. You’re still talking, and you can just say something else that’s funny when the moment arises! [Read: How to approach a girl you don’t know and impress her]
Here are 6 tips that can help you understand what it takes to be a funny guy, before you try making a girl laugh.
#1 Don’t try too hard. Don’t memorize jokes off the internet. That doesn’t make you a funny and charming guy. It makes you a poser who’s trying to be a joker.
#2 Learn from funny people. You don’t have to try to be funny in your own way, especially if you don’t know where to start. Notice funny people, be it friends or comedians. Watch the funny guys in stand up clubs and in the funny movies, and you’d see that it’s less to do with saying the joke, and more to do with your timing and body language.
#3 Don’t overdo it. A funny guy doesn’t just utter funny one-liners all the time. A funny guy is creative. He’s a regular guy who’s fun to hang out with. But every now and then, he uses the circumstances around him to say something that’s a laugh. Remember that. You don’t always have to be funny every second, wait for the right moment when you remember or see something that’s worth a laugh.
#4 The annoying funny guy. When you try too hard, you’d end up coming across as a very annoying guy. He’s the wannabe funny guy who looks around the room, hoping someone will find his joke funny and laugh with him. Don’t try too hard ever, or you’d just look pathetic.
#5 Don’t laugh looking at others. If you find something funny, laugh wholeheartedly. A happy laugh is totally infectious. Even if the girl you’re with doesn’t laugh, she’ll warm up to you *unless you’re laughing the maniacal laugh*.
#6 Don’t be bored. Let your happiness consume her. Feel happy when you speak to a girl you’re trying to impress. When your face lights up with enthusiasm and happiness, she’ll start smiling without even realizing it. If you ever watch a cool guy like Al Pacino laugh on youtube, you’ll see his face brighten up when he’s in a humorous mood.
So with every sentence you say, the discomfort in the air would only increase unless you cut the tension with something.
And that’s where humor can help make things comfortable for the both of you. Humor is universal and something everyone can relate to, unless you’re making crude jokes about body parts.
Just like it’s easier for two people to have things in common to talk about when they’re at an art gallery, a music concert or even at a hospital, using something that both of you can relate to will help you break the ice and make the girl feel more comfortable in your presence. In every situation where both of you don’t have too many things to talk about, humor will always come to your rescue.
Humor will not only makes the girl you’re talking to feel comfortable around you, it also makes her laugh, feel happy and have a nice time with you. And at the end of the conversation, it will leave her thinking fondly of you because she had a nice time with you!
10 things to remember while trying to make a girl laugh
Now that you understand the need of humor and the little nuances that matter in differentiating a wannabe funny guy and a truly funny guy, use these 10 humor tips that are always effective with the ladies.
#1 Situational humor. Use circumstances around you to say something funny. If you notice something funny around you, talk about it. If she’s noticed it too, she’d definitely be able to relate to what you have to say.
#2 Don’t be mean. For many guys, being mean to another friend or a minion may seem like the easiest way to make a girl laugh. But that’s not humor, that’s just you being mean and it will only make the girl dislike you. [Read: 12 types of humor and how it affects your conversation]
#4 Tease her. Teasing a girl is a great way to make her laugh and have a cute fight with you. Once you get to know her and you’re a few minutes into the conversation, put her down about something that she’s very confident about. She’d retaliate in jest immediately and she’d know you’re only teasing her anyway.
#5 The dumb dude. Pretend to be dumb and clueless about something she says *as long as it’s trivial* and then let her know you knew it already. She may take offense, but if you laugh it off immediately while placing your arm around her, she’ll laugh along. [Read: How to make a girl horny and wet just by sitting next to her]
#6 Flirt discreetly. Flirting is always a great way to make a girl laugh, and even better, blush. If there are others around, be discreet with your flirting. If no one’s around, go all out. The wilder your flirting, the more she’d laugh and smile about it. [Read: How to flirt with a girl and yet behave like a friend]
#7 Light-hearted laughing. Don’t take yourself too seriously when you’re trying to be funny with a girl. If the girl says something to put you down, try to use humor to get back instead of letting her know you were offended.
#8 Tall tales. A funny story is always a conversation maker. It gives you several minutes to bond, and make yourself look ridiculously funny, silly or even awesome! Do you have any life experiences that are funny? Keep these memories *fake or real* in mind and when the right moment comes up in the conversation, say “aah, that reminds me of the time when I…”
#9 Current events. If you don’t know what to talk about and don’t have any life experiences that are worth laughing, talk about current events. And take a jibe at either a TV show or some movie star. Use just about anything, as long as she finds it funny.
#10 Sex. This is a scary place to be, because you don’t know whether the girl you’re talking to would be comfortable discussing sex. Use double entendres, seemingly innocent lines which also have a hidden sexual innuendo in it.
If you smile naughtily while saying something with a hidden meaning, she’ll know your true intentions. And even if she takes offense or tells you that you’re rude, you can just laugh it off and say you never meant it that way. And in return, you can call her a dirty pervert because her mind is twisted and she only sees the dirty side of things! [Read: How to discreetly arouse a girl and make her think of you sexually]
5 traits of a happy and fun guy that girls like
If you’re still wondering how to make a girl laugh, well, you know what it takes already. All you need now is the confidence and a bit of practice.
But just to give you the edge in your attitude, here are 5 traits you need that will help draw girls to you every time you talk to them.
#1 Be cheerful. Laugh and have fun. Look at the bright side of everything. When you’re laughing, the world laughs with you. And the world would definitely like you too!
#2 Have a positive attitude. Be an optimist. You can’t be a funny guy and make girls laugh unless you’re able to see the fun and happy side of every story.
#3 Apologize. If you ever cross the line or come across as a rude guy, have the presence of mind to correct your joke or apologize if it insults the girl.
#4 Don’t try too hard. If the funny situations don’t crop up while talking to a girl, don’t try too hard to say something funny in the hope of making her laugh. She may laugh, but in her head, she may be waiting to get away from you. [Read: 10 ways to build the sexual tension with a girl you like]
#5 Be yourself. Be funny without losing who you are. There’s Mr. Bean funny and there’s Hugh Grant funny. Be the funny you can be. All of us have our own ways of being funny, be it like a clown or like a satirist.
Being a funny guy and making a girl laugh is simple, once you understand how to use the situations around you. Initially, it may seem rather complicated. But with time, you’d become really smooth and you’d be able to sweet talk any girl you like in a sentence or two! [Read: How to win a girl’s heart and impress her effortlessly]
Be patient, don’t lose heart and most importantly, don’t lose your composure in front of the girl.