So, comedians need to figure out how to challenge norms without crossing lines. (Here's a more in-depth of BVT.)Mc Graw points to Jerry Seinfeld, the observant everyman, and Sarah Silverman, the aw-shucks provocateur, as examples of very different comedians who both illustrate BVT.The following bit is a good example of the Seinfeld strategy:.Welcome to the dating jokes section of the Jokes About site.Dating, from first dates to last dates, can be exciting, nerve wracking, funny and just downright hilarious.If you know anything funny and want to contribute, please do so via the Submit Joke link above.Visitors like you are making this a bigger and better site all the time. This is great news for those who can serve up hilarious one-liners on demand, but what about everyone else?
According to BVT, a successful joke satisfies three requirements: 1) The situation is a violation of some accepted norm, which means the joke-teller challenges a belief about how the world should be. The joke should leave psychological distance between the listener and the violation.If you have kids, sh*t on their dreams a little bit.With dating comes dating advice, sometimes unsolicited and often contradictory. Being a riot ain't easy, but it is possible, at least according to Peter Mc Graw, a psychologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder and co-author of the book . Every time I have to carry my groceries up the stairs, I wish I had a boyfriend. Boyfriend: Dear do you know that exams are like girlfriend? Boyfriend: Yes, they are tough to understand, complicated, lots of questions and the result is always doubtful.. A butcher goes on a first date and says 'It was nice meating you' It was so hot today, I almost called my ex-boyfriend to be around something shady. "If you give comedians a choice between saying something insightful, to change the way people see the world, without making anyone laugh, and telling a bunch of jokes that don't say much but do make people laugh," he said, "a comedian will always take the laughs." Above all else, Mc Graw says, make sure to craft benign violations that reflect your personality."When people say they're looking for someone with a 'good' sense of humor, they mean a well-matched sense of humor," said Mc Graw. But if there's anything that really does boost dating success, it's the ability to make 'em laugh.By analyzing comedians doing what they do best, Mc Graw came up with a theory of humor he calls "Benign Violation Theory" (let's call it BVT).A first date gives you only an imperfect snapshot of who a person really is.Her real self—her hopes and dreams, her fears and sorrows—will start to emerge, like a beautiful mosaic, on the second date.