The only dating company Skout is always looking to find out more information about its users in order to make the experience better for everyone involved. There are many different forms of comedy out there and Skout wants to know not only what people find humorous, but how it can affect them personally. That is why it created a survey for individuals using the application to fill out. The survey took place with over 3,000 individual users within the United States in order to share their particular feelings and thoughts on the topic.
For starters, it is important to show some sort of humor inside of a photograph on the dating application. Those who have a picture of themselves laughing are 404 percent more likely to make connections over someone who is not laughing or smiling on their profile.
Of course, the survey did not look into what percentage of people someone might think is funny (although it is likely far below the 75 percent level). Those individuals who link themselves to having a witty sense of humor are more likely to consider themselves funny. Individuals who like to laugh with friends and who like to make other people laugh is one of the largest groups in the survey. 94 percent of people said they enjoy making other people laugh. Those individuals who say slapstick is their go to form of comedy are the individuals who are more likely going to try to make someone else laugh (this sits at 98 percent).
People who like to play practical jokes and who say bathroom humor is their favorite style is more likely to have at least five close friends, while people who use a sarcastic or self depreciating form of humor are less likely to have five or more close friends.
Clowns originally came about to make people laugh and to perform in front of others with exaggerated movements. However, 30 percent of people said they not only fail to see clowns funny but are actually afraid of clowns. People with a sarcastic sense of humor (you know, the individuals who are less likely to have close friends) are those who are more likely to be afraid of clowns.