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A Man’s Guide To Digital Laughing

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 by brendanmckeigan

More and more, men need to express laughter via text message or other various online communication methods. As a man, this can be tricky. How do you laugh without coming across as girly, or like a jerk?

You first option is the obvious “lol.” What are you, twelve? Seriously, I can’t imagine being an adult male and thinking “lol” is an acceptable way to communicate laughter.  It also kind of says, “I’m not sure what to write, so here’s this… thing.

Secondly, you can write “hehe.” Seems like a great choice if you want to come across as creepy, and possibly sinister. It makes the reader feel uncomfortable. However, this may be the way to go if you want somebody to STOP texting you.

And lastly, the classic “haha.” Who doesn’t like “haha?” I’ll tell you who; women who think you’re mocking them. Apparently this can come across as condescending, and even make it seem like your Nelson Muntz from The Simpsons. That’s a great way to tell a woman you’re into her. Pointing and laughing gets all the ladies.

I guess what it comes down to is that we aren’t allowed to use anything. If you’re texting, call the girl. If you’re online, then make up your own laugh. Just write “hurhurhurhur.” because that’s what it sounds like when a burly man laughs.

Now who wants to see me do push-ups? LOL!

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