He remembers his father’s advice, and chooses the first topic.
It’s not at all a must that you crack each other up all the time.
For example, young children may favour slapstick such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or the Tom and Jerry cartoons, whose physical nature makes it accessible to them.
The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour inducing it to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational.
The term derives from the humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours (Latin: humor, "body fluid"), controlled human health and emotion. Most people are able to experience humour—be amused, smile or laugh at something funny—and thus are considered to have a sense of humour.
On the other hand, your partner missing a humorous reference might be only a minor blip on your overall compatibility screen.
So what happens if two people from different humor categories pair up? You might worry that it is, depending on how much your whole comedy repertoire is built on The Andy Griffith Show or classic Seinfeld episodes.