A handsome, quality guy turns super hot if he can make them laugh. And, even if a guy isn’t conventionally attractive, he can still benefit greatly by being funny. Science shows that women judge funny guys as more attractive overall.
But making a girl laugh isn’t always easy. Not all people are blessed with the gift of humor. It’s even harder over electronic devices! Knowing how to make a girl laugh over text is an incredible skill that many funny guys can’t even pull off.
It’s because people can be funny in multiple ways. For example: physical comedy, looking funny, and making funny voices. Guess what you can’t show over messaging? Yep, all of these!
So, knowing how to make a girl laugh over text comes down to one factor: being funny with the written word.
While being humorous over text isn’t the easiest for many guys, it’s still something you can master. Here are my tips to get that girl you like laughing from behind her phone.
A good friend of mine is very popular on Tinder, matching with numerous guys. She also gets guys randomly messaging her on Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. She’s heard the same lines and even puns on her name so often that she’ll usually just roll her eyes.
Think of a funny joke you heard. Now have someone tell it to you again 5 times. Is it funny anymore? Not at all. That’s what women deal with in person and over message. They get repeated lines and jokes from multiple guys. And, they’re not funny anymore.
If you can be original, then you’re already on your way to winning her heart over text.
Being original isn’t as hard as it sounds. You simply come up with your own witty comments and observations or adapt ones you’ve heard from others. The key is that she’s never heard it and finds it funny.
If you’re having trouble coming up with something original to say, the easiest and most effective type of humor is observational comedy. This is when you make witty comments and jokes about your situations and that of the girl you like.
It’s easy because you have everything around you as inspiration instead of trying to think up something out of thin air. And, it’s effective because you’re instantly building rapport with the woman by creating humor based on your life story and hers.
You might think observational humor is difficult over text. But, if you truly build rapport with and engage a girl, then you can have a lot to joke about.
If you know her in real life, then you can bring up the stuff that you two share. If you have access to her photos, like through social media or a dating app, you can go from there too.
But, above all, you can message her and find out about her life and what makes her tick. Then, through the back and forth of telling her about your life and learning about hers, you can add in elements of joking and humor.
You might be getting a little nervous thinking about all of the original, situational jokes you’re going to have to come up with to truly know how to make a girl laugh over text. However, you don’t have to be an expert comedian to be successful. In fact, you don’t want to be too much of a joker anyway.
The best way to make her laugh is to tell stories. Even if you’re not great at telling stories, there are a few easy tips you can learn.
In general, you want your stories to be original and keep her interested and guessing what’s coming next. Finally, you want to build to a funny climax (dirty puns intended throughout). All good stories will follow this general pattern. No one likes a story that is long, boring, and goes nowhere.
Also, no one finds fact sharing interesting. So, whenever you have the chance to share a fact vs. tell a story, always go for the story.
For example, “I spilled my coffee today” is a boring fact. The details of such an act, told humorously can actually make her laugh. Here’s an example:
You: “I was walking in with my briefcase on my arm and coffee in hand this morning. I reached in my pockets to get my keys and fumbled them a little while opening the door. You probably won’t believe what happened next.”
Her: “You spilled the coffee all over yourself?”
You: “Oh please! I’m not clumsy. Just on my shoes…which thankfully are black anyway!”
While that isn’t going to win any Oscars for best comedy writing, it is, at the very least, interesting and humorous. And, it will get her engaged and intrigued, far more than a simple statement of fact.
Play On Words
If you are talented with the English language (or another language), wordplay can be a good way to make a girl laugh over text. Of course, this is best used with more intelligent and educated women, otherwise they won’t get your jokes. You can accomplish wordplay in a couple of ways.
First, use puns. I’ve noticed that a lot of women find puns on their name amusing. For example, if you met a girl named Cara, you could say something like “I don’t wear makeup, but right now I could use some mas Cara.”
If she gets it, it’s gold. It’s playing on the word mascara, while also saying you want more of her. Mas is the Spanish word for more.
Second, you can use double entendre. This is where you use a word with two meanings. This is especially useful for funny and sexual flirting. You’ll make her laugh over text, but she will be laughing while blushing.
For example, if she said, “I could really go for some sausage right now” you could say something like, “hey, if you want me to ask you out, just say so!”
If you use this type of humor, keep two things in mind. First, make sure she knows you well enough that it’s not creepy. Second, make sure she knows that you’re joking. If you give a creepy weirdo vibe or she doesn’t know you, this talk will get you blocked. If she finds you attractive, she’ll laugh.
These tips will help you make a girl laugh over text message. Now, what are you waiting for? Get her laughing!