Recently a beautiful friend of mine started dating again (I can hear men all over the country whooping) and she got herself a right little catch.
In fact, she's completely and utterly smitten with the boy. Telling me all about him over coffee the other week she was giggly, glow-y, happy and generally everything that at the moment my single narcissistic self is not.
Whip out the ol' smartphone and away she goes scrolling on Facebook for his profile pictures to show me just how 'PERF' he is... surely these photos will be the cream of the crop, the best of the bunch, the top of the tree!
"Yeah he's cute"
"Well, that's not a good one, really..."
"Neithers that, or that... He's hot in person, I swear. He's really funny."
Ah-a! There it is, he's funny.
Isn't it amazing sometimes, how a bloke with a good sense of humour is ten million times more attractive? Its (clearly) not his looks that has her smitten, it's his jokes.
(I'm not talking about ten tequilas later he says something about a dress on the bedroom floor, a cackle later and before I know it... stupid tequila goggles.)
Lets face it if Robert Downey Jr asked you out on a date I very much doubt any of you would decline:
"hold up a minute, Rob. What's your best knock knock joke?"
However, if he did deliver a cracking one liner (again, no bedroom, dress, floor gags) while being all sexy, suave, charismatic and generally wonderful and drop dead hilarious to boot, well that's just ticked all the boxes!
It doesn't matter if you're Ryan Gosling or Robert Downey Jr, if you can't make us laugh you may as well be Gollum.