Monday, July 28, 2008

Study: Why Hugh Grant is sexy-Self-deprecating Humor

Probably financed by the taxpayers.

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Although it has long been known that making a woman laugh is the best way to seduce her, new research shows the most successful form of humour comes from one's ability to poke fund at oneself, making men like actor Hugh Grant, 47, most sexually attractive to women.

Bringing attention to your flaws is a high-risk seduction strategy for men however and has the potential to backfire.

'Dissing Oneself: The Sexual Attractiveness of Self-Deprecating Humour,' will be published in next month's Journal of Evolutionary Psychology.

During the two-year study, women students listened to tape recordings of men talking about themselves, and we asked to score the men on sexual attractiveness.

Lead researcher Gil Greengross, of the University of New Mexico in the US, said: "Many studies show that a sense of humour is sexually attractive to women but we've found that self-deprecating humour is the most attractive of all.

"People who used this humour were considered to be far more desirable as mates."