Wednesday 26 July 2017

Why a sense of humour is still fastest route to romantic success

'To witness the power of humour on a weekly basis, tune into 'First Dates Ireland' for the telling truth of a well-turned line. While all the couples do manage to maintain civilised encounters, it's the pair whose faces blush and flush with spontaneous mirth you know will be sharing the last taxi home' Stock photo: Getty
'To witness the power of humour on a weekly basis, tune into 'First Dates Ireland' for the telling truth of a well-turned line. While all the couples do manage to maintain civilised encounters, it's the pair whose faces blush and flush with spontaneous mirth you know will be sharing the last taxi home' Stock photo: Getty

John Daly

As we move deeper into this brightening season of renewal, you wonder if young men's fancy really does turn to romance as April beckons?

Posing this conundrum to my nephew, a college guy swamped by youthful distraction in the groves of academe, prompted a succinct response: "In the game of love, it's always springtime."

And while the delicate business of hooking up, connecting and courting is now assisted by Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter, it does seem that certain attributes never go out of style when it comes to serious wooing.

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