Good relationships don't just happen. They take commitment, compromise, and most importantly, effort. The recipe, of course, can vary depending on the type of partnership you're baking. Some like theirs sweeter while others prefer it spicier. But there is one element that I believe makes every romantic dish better. Humor.
Continuing one of our legendary installments, we at Bored Panda put together a new list of jokes that boyfriends and husbands have delighted their significant others with. We're talking clever puns, surprising pics, and even well-done crafts. These guys are definitely raising the bar for the rest of us!
Our Baby Announcement Photo. My Wife Looked So Obnoxiously Thin 24 Hours After Delivery That I Joked I Looked Like The One Who Had Just Delivered. So We Decided To Swap
A sense of humor is an attractive trait. Evolutionary psychologist Gil Greengross, Ph.D., said there is abundant cross-cultural evidence that shows that being funny makes you a more desirable mate. Especially if you're a man!
"For dating couples, the use of positive humor (for example, using humor to cheer up your date) can positively contribute to relationship satisfaction," Greengross wrote in Psychology Today. "The use of aggressive humor, on the other hand (teasing and making fun of your partner) has the opposite effect. These feelings can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis, depending on each partner’s use of humor."
Today Is A Big Day For My Husband
For long-term relationships, such as in marriages, couples generally share a similar sense of humor. But these similarities are not associated with greater marital satisfaction, nor with longer marriages.
"Perhaps not surprisingly, the research that resulted in this finding also found that couples with fewer children laugh more, compared to couples with a larger number of children."
"In another study, conducted with 3,000 married couples from five countries, both husbands and wives were found to be happier with a humorous partner, but this trait was reported to be more important for the marital satisfaction of the wives than the husbands. Interestingly, both husbands and wives thought that the husband was humorous more often. Regardless, married couples overwhelmingly say that humor has a positive impact on their marriages," Greengross explained.
I Annoy My Wife By Doing This Every Time She Posts A Landscape Photo
That One Time We Met Jason Momoa And My Husband Came Up With This Great Idea. Two Years Later And I Haven't Washed My Hair
But what about those moments when things aren't going so well? Humor is a great icebreaker and a social lubricant, but can it also help resolve conflict in marriages?
In one study, researchers observed 60 newlywed couples when they discussed a problem in their marriage. They coded how much humor was used in the conversation and also completed a measure of life stress. What researchers discovered when they followed up 18 months later was quite surprising: in couples that reported high stress, the more the husband used humor, the greater the chance the couple would separate or divorce.
So I guess, timing is everything, guys. Not everything's a joke! But if you get it right, you get it right.
My Friend Finished Wrapping His Wife's Presents. Left One A Perfume, Right One A Sweater
I Went Outside To Pick My Wife A Rose. I Think I Found The Perfect One
The House Was Way Too Quiet Yesterday While The Foster Kittens Were Out Having Playtime And My Boyfriend Was Supposed To Be Watching Them
A Year Ago I Started Sending My GF These Photos Whenever She Asked If The Baby Was Ok
On The Left Is The Photo I Posted Of My Boyfriend And I, On The Right Is His Response
Looking Through My Husband's Military Coins And Found This Gem
My Father Took The Time To Do This To My Mother Ladies And Gentlemen
I Told My Husband I Just Wanted Some "Crappy Earrings" For Christmas. He Delivered
My Wife Has Had This Photo Frame Hanging On The Wall For Too Long Without Any Pictures In It. I Did This While Wife Slept. I’ll Let You Know Tomorrow If I’m Still Married
Wife Said I Was Too Fat To Be A Fireman & I Should Be A Firetruck. Joke's On Her, Now She Has To Go Trick-Or-Treating With Me
While the flashing lights on my costume give the neighborhood children seizures
My Husband Started 17th Grade (His Masters Program) On The Same Day My Daughter Started 5th Grade. They’re Both Ecstatic About Back To School
My Husband Had A Baseball Display Case Customized For Our Dog’s Foreign Body Removal
I Asked My Husband To Take On Some Christmas Cards This Year. My Sister Just Sent Me This Picture Of What He Wrote
Jessica & David
Wow can you believe it's Cheermas once again? Wow. I mean come on! Merry merry cheer pow BANG! May all the cheer cheer spirits enter your body and make your body feel warm and fuzzy as they take control. Submit to the Cheercheer. They are the true masters. Submit. We love you 100% of the time!! Kisses and hugs to you and may Santa home invade you.
XO Carly, Johnny, Forest & Emery
My Boyfriend Is A Seller On Amazon. This Is What I Came Home To
My Fiancé And I Had Our Ultrasound On 5/5 But Because Of The Quarantine We Couldn’t Celebrate. So I Made This. She Did Not Find It As Humorous As I Did
My Wife Can't Stand It When I Do This
We Had Family Photos And My Wife Doesn't Want This Hanging In Our Entrance
When My Wife Talks About Having Another Baby, I Like To Remind Her How Painful Breastfeeding Was. Works Everytime
Went To A Party Dressed As Myself 10 Years In The Future. Nobody Realized It Was A Costume & They Avoided Me All Night
Folks kept trying to rescue my wife from me. Joined some smokers on front lawn, the party’s host saw me out there, came out to apologize for the noise.
Asked My Husband To Take A Photo Of Me With One Of Our New Peeps
Our First Child Recently Turned A Year Old. I Had To Acknowledge My Wife’s Sacrifice As Well
Wife And I Are Out Of Work During The Shutdown And She Was Beginning To Drive Me A Little Crazy, So I Installed The Sims On Her Laptop
I'm on my 3rd day of total freedom
Husband Says It's A Navy Seal
My Sister Asked For A Nintendo Switch For Xmas. Her Boyfriend Must Have Misunderstood
He killed it, lucky for her my parents got her the real thing. Her BF waited to make sure she got the real one before giving her the gag gift.
Not Sure Why My Husband Bought Me This Book
I Don't Know What To Do. My Browser History Just Revealed That My Wife Is Cheating
Twinsies (Our Grandson Is Convinced My Husband Really Is Shaggy)
When We First Met She Was Over Me Playing Mw3 So Much So I Bought Her A T Shirt For X-Mas
Now every year for 10 years I have bought her my favorite game t-shirt every year much to her delight!