This upcoming weekend, Scarlett Johansson is set to host “Saturday Night Live” for the sixth time. The occasion presents an opportunity for her to work alongside her fiancé, Colin Jost, who serves as one of the co-head writers for the show.
It’s clear that humor plays a significant role in uniting couples, as seen with Johansson’s relationship. Interestingly, many other Hollywood stars have also found love with SNL cast members. The frequency of romantic connections between the show’s funny men and gorgeous actresses almost makes it feel like a matchmaking service rather than a late-night program.
Emma Stone, the talented actress who won an Oscar, has shared exciting news about her engagement to Dave McCary, a writer and segment director for “Saturday Night Live”. The couple first hit it off in December 2016 when Stone hosted the show. Although “SNL” actor Pete Davidson and singer Ariana Grande had a brief romance in May 2018, it didn’t last, and Davidson continued to pursue other gorgeous and well-known women, like actress Kate Beckinsale, despite joking about resembling someone who makes vape juice in a bathtub.
I have to confess that we funny guys seem to have a real talent for catching the attention of some truly amazing women, just like Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, or Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft.
Back in March 2019, everyone was talking about Pete Davidson and Kate Beckinsale being spotted together. However, it’s important to consider that just because these men are popular with the ladies, doesn’t mean they’re always on the same level in terms of fame, wealth, or power as the women they’re dating. Interestingly enough, the guys from SNL have dated plenty of women who are much richer, more famous, and hold more power than they do. For instance, Scarlett Johansson has a net worth estimated at $165 million, whereas Colin Jost only has around $6 million according to Celebrity Net Worth.
“Long Shot” is a movie that follows the story of a brilliant and stunning secretary of state, played by Charlize Theron, who unexpectedly falls for a hilarious yet unremarkable reporter, Seth Rogen. This plotline of accomplished women finding love with men of lesser success is becoming more common these days. In fact, Fortune recently reported that women in their early 20s are now surpassing men in terms of earnings. This means that financial stability is no longer the most important factor women consider when choosing a partner. Nowadays, after a long and tiring day at work, many women crave someone who can make them laugh and disconnect them from their professional lives instead of the traditional, serious provider type.
Back in 2007, Archives of Sexual Behavior published a study which showed that humor was ranked as the most desired quality in a partner among 200,000 women. In 2009, the British Psychological Society Annual Conference presented another study which found that women were likely to view individuals with the funniest profiles as better suited for long-term relationships.
As per the World Economic Forum, having a sense of humor is a natural attribute that portrays mental sharpness and intelligence to potential partners. Though witty men may not always be intelligent, clever men are generally amusing. Therefore, if you had to pick between an earnest genius and a man who can make you chuckle every day, why wouldn’t you opt for the latter for a fulfilling existence? Actress Olivia Wilde seconds this thought and emphasizes that her partner, comedian Jason Sudeikis, keeps her in high spirits every day and that humorous guys are always the most desirable. Many women seem to share this view.
The importance of humor in relationships cannot be overstated, especially in the modern world. I have firsthand experience as I have been married to a writer for “The Late Show” for five years now. His sense of humor was what made me fall for him. Initially, I tried to keep my distance and told him I wasn’t interested in anything serious. However, he just laughed and told me that we could get married for just two years. True to his word, we tied the knot exactly two years later. His constant laughter and joy have enriched my life more than any Wall Street bonus ever could.