Do you agree with him or no?
I can see his point of view when it comes to the necessity to be funny. As he states men have more of a requirement to make a girl laugh then a girl does to make a guy laugh.
Women like a guy that can make them laugh. Women are automatically a little defensive when they first meet a guy. To help let their guard down and ease them into liking the guy more, it’s important that a man can make her laugh. It gives them a more positive point of view on the guy. He doesn’t need to be a comedian, but he needs to at least have a sense of comedic wit and / or sarcasm. Something that will get a laugh out of her or make her giggle.
That’s not so true of men. As Hitchens says, men are already attracted to her based on her looks and actions. If anything, a guy is looking for a girl with a sense of humor that matches the kind of humor he can let off. A sense of humor is not the same thing as the ability to make guys laugh.
A sense of humor is more like taking it in, laughing at something. Whereas making her laugh is more like putting it out. In a way it sort of represents the sexual roles that males and females play. Men put it out and women take it in.
That said many women have made me laugh and there are several female comedians I find funny. But he’s right. That’s not something I look for in a female. A female that acts more like a comedian does have a certain sense of masculinity to them. I’ve never said to myself “she’s funny, I’m so attracted to her”. Looking back I’ve never been attracted to any of the female comedians I’ve seen. If I was, it wasn’t because they were funny, it was because they were good looking.
So I think to some degree he’s right. Even though the headline doesn’t really fit, since some women really are funny.