Ha-Ha Beats Hot-Hot in Attraction Wars

Here’s one more reason for hot-but-humorless guys not to laugh—a new study reveals that a sense of humor may trump looks when it comes to attracting women.

The Daily Mail reports that psychologist Kristofor McCarty asked a test group of 45 women to rate the personalities described in a number of singles’ ads—some real, some created for the study.

McCarty found that  the men in the humorous advertisements were deemed more intelligent, more honest and better material for a relationship among his female subjects. “There was a kind of halo effect. The funny guys appear to be getting everything,” McCarty says. “For a man that doesn’t look like Brad Pitt, it gives them a bit of hope.”

Which may explain why, for example, David Spade does so well with the ladies, despite his decidedly non-Adonis appearance.

Have your say in the comments section: Do you prefer funny-but-plain men, or stone-faced hunks like the generally humorless Gossip Girl heartthrob Chace Crawford?

If you need some empirical data to form your opinion, hop on over to Buzznet’s funny dudes vs. hot guys gallery.