8) Be Funny
One would think that humour is not a key factor in the search for a potential mate. However, University of New Mexico psychologist Professor Geoffrey Miller suggests that being funny is one of the key ways in which we decide how attractive a partner is. This is because to be truly funny one must have the ability to think quickly and be creative – skills that are extremely necessary for survival. To be humorous is to be smart, and so telling a joke could just result in you getting that date you always wanted.