Picking up American Humor/ Being Funny on dates

Uber bgdjngf
Jun 6 26 Comments

Coming from Asia I feel like I never get American humor. Are there any shows I can watch/ find ways to become funnier over time? Most of my dates end up being boring as I can’t be funny and relate to local humor

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TOP 26 Comments
  • Walmart.com QTFP86
    Yeah, watch “That 70’s show” and try to act like Fez 🙂
    Jun 6 0
  • VMware / R&D lawl
    The office
    Jun 6 0
  • Uber saAP8D
    Y assimilate when u can find someone like yourself
    Jun 6 1
    • GrubHub grubby
      Or pretend that everyone else is like you and grab them by the p*ssy. Sounds like good old Uber culture
      Jun 7
  • Google / Eng Bluths
    I remember the first time someone said “that’s what she said” and my response was, who’s she? That was 10 years ago. Now people can’t really tell if I was born here or not.

    It takes time, but the best thing you can do is stop hanging out with all asian groups. It’s great to be friends with your fellow countrymen, but if you spend most of your time around them, you will never assimilate properly (assuming that is your goal)

    Also, watch TV shows that were popular in America at the time the people you want to date were growing up.
    Jun 6 2
    • Uber bgdjngf
      OP
      Thanks! Adding the office to my list and probably the 70s show?
      Jun 6
    • Google / Eng Bluths
      Seinfeld. Friends (although it seems more popular amongst foreigners), arrested development.

      Throw in a few classic movies in there too.
      Jun 6
  • Lyft qCbJ38
    As a fellow foreigner, it just takes time. Hang out with Americans and it will slowly seep into you as your references will get more and more similar over time.

    In europe, humor tends to be drier and darker. Here it’s a little more in your face and obnoxious.
    Jun 6 0
  • AdRoll yyNA83
    I've been living in America since I was 10 and I still don't feel comfortable talking to white girls (millenial age btw)
    Jun 6 1
    • American Express uktg07
      Why?? Is there something wrong with Asian girls (presuming you’re Asian)?
      Jun 7
  • Reddit orlyyy
    This is actually sad, I will refrain from trolling
    Jun 7 0
  • Amazon sub-rosa
    They say if you are not funny, don’t try.
    Jun 7 0
  • Magic Leap / Eng _^__^_
    Irony and sarcasm all the way. Make fun of yourself. What kind of humor are you used to?
    Jun 6 0
  • Twitter Oomnj
    Be attractive. Attractive people are automatically funnier
    Jun 7 3
    • SAP tjjW71
      Understanding cultural context is a part of being 'attractive'
      Jun 7
    • Snapchat pills
      No it's not. Being physically attractive makes you funnier, not the other way around
      Jun 9
    • SAP tjjW71
      Not necessarily. And attractiveness is not just physical.
      Jun 9
  • Oracle lordapples
    What's Asian humor like? Just realized I have no idea... Can you give an example?
    Jun 6 2
    • Microsoft weirvhtd
      Kung fu kick ass like jackie chan
      Jun 7
    • Salesforce GH6538
      Chinese humor is like really punny but you have to understand the language. Hard to explain in English.
      Jun 7
  • Uber / Eng posttax
    I just laugh then change the subject if I don't get it lmao
    Jun 6 0
  • Magic Leap / Eng _^__^_
    Master of None
    Jun 7 1
    • VMware / R&D lawl
      Ew
      Jun 7
  • GrubHub grubby
    Spend more time here. Watch comedians on Netflix. Don’t rush. It will take years.
    Jun 7 0
  • Seinfeld
    Jun 6 0
  • LinkedIn boringdude
    Immigrant. I get most non fiction/political jokes pretty well.

    But I’ve absolutely no idea what people find funny in TV series like Friends!
    Jun 6 0

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