Go ahead and play that April Fool’s Day prank, guys: Women are attracted to funny men and think they're smarter than sourpusses, a new study shows. Though humor is not actually linked to smarts, “women use humor as an indication of a guy’s intelligence,” said the lead researcher. Ladies may want to hold off on the gags, though: The findings are not gender-neutral, the Telegraph reports.
“My weight was never a concern for me. I could always talk to women and make them laugh, so they tended to overlook my physical imperfections,” recalled one comedian. But a word of caution from the researcher: “Not just any gag will do. We discovered that the humor must be genuinely funny for the man to be judged as more intelligent.”