The results show that the texts adhere to the prevailing advertising genre by virtue of their simplicity. The content; on the other hand; is surprising; since it gives the consumers advice on relationships. The texts are built up as humorously formulated letters with rules on how to behave to achieve success with the opposite sex.
Gender jokes may be categorised as divisive or subversive; the first type sorting people into "us" and "them"; the latter poking fun at social myths; in this case women and men. A gender analysis constructing the subtext shows that women are presented as weak; sulky; angry; and difficult to understand; while men are stingy; clumsy; crude; and difficult to handle. The texts suggest that women; and above all men; must dissemble in order to live up to their partner’s or would-be partner’s expectations. The text loses a lot of its humour when we see the subtext. The unflattering image of men and women exploits people in an offensive way. Someone might object that these are ironic texts which mock stereotyped gender roles; but the overall impression is that the jokes are not sufficiently exaggerated or funny for an ironic interpretation to be the obvious choice.