Obviously, we heart funny women at Breakup Girl HQ, but what about the rest of the world?
Are funny women intimidating to the opposite sex?
Although Kevin Pang ends his Chicago Tribune article on the topic with a happy punch line, he explores the pitfalls of funny women in the Chicago improv scene trying to date “civilians.”
Although male improvisers date both within and outside the community, many female improvisers only date fellow performers…The argument, I realized, might not be that female performers can’t date noncomedians, but that they gravitate toward funnier men.
He goes on to quote sociologists and layfolk, and makes the astute observation:
Those who can make others laugh are the puppeteers of life. They pull strings, tugging and slacking people’s emotions. And that’s a powerful thing, perhaps too much for some men to accept.
So what’s the moral here? Should funny women stick to dating only funny guys? Should natural-born comediennes suppress their instincts in order to appeal to men? Or should men just grow a pair and face their fears? What do you think? Comments welcome.
[P.S. Welcome, Paula, to BG's super-bloggers! You're funny, and we're not intimidated.]