Funny University 101
In order to make sure that you don’t crash and burn, keep the following in mind when writing witty text messages:
– The recipient’s age
– Their cultural background
– What issues/situations might hit close to home and be important to them
In a nutshell, remember that people only find something funny if they understand it, and can relate to it. Therefore, if you are a huge soccer fan, you might think that the following joke is hilarious:
Q: What do Galaxy fans say in bed?
A: Bang me like Beckham
But if she doesn’t know anything about soccer, she probably won’t be laughing with you.
Think before you send…and while you’re at it, keep it clean.
But If Eddie Can Do It!
I love Eddie Murphy. He’s one funny guy. Raw and Delirious are two of my favorite stand-up performances of all time. I realize that Eddie is not the only person with a dirty mouth and a really good imagination. Many people use off-color humor daily. There are tons of sexist, vulgar and downright raunchy jokes circulating the Internet. While your football buddies might find these jokes funny, these are terrible witty text messages to send a cute girl you just met.
So what should you send?
Plan of Attack for Making Someone New Laugh (Singles)
If you don’t know the person very well yet, you should stick with something universally funny to avoid offending them. Steer clear of joking about violence, racism, sexism, and just about anything else with an “ism”. Instead, keep it light with something silly, or off the wall such as:
– “What kind of sheets do you have on your bed? I’m guessing Star Wars”
– “What are you doing right now…besides thinking about me? ☺”
Creative Witty Text Messages For Couples
If you’ve been with your partner for a long time, then they probably already know that you aren’t a sleaze bag, so you have a little bit more creative leeway. Make them laugh by either making fun of yourself, being cute, or by bringing up something funny that happened while you were together, such as:
“I’m looking at an old bus driver right now; he’s kind of cute. I think you’re going to look like him when you’re older.”
As with all the other types of text messages, have fun writing them. In order for your messages to have an impact, they should be sincere and just a tad bit more exciting than anything else your partner has received during the day.