Whether that's a good or bad thing, I don't know, but given I've been single for three years, I'm guessing it's a bad thing! I've ticked the boxes that say I'm looking for a man 5ft 10in and upwards because I don't mind dating someone the same height as me, even though I'd tower over them in heels (which I rarely wear).
'But I found that the pool of men I had to choose from was very small - only 100 or so.
He noted that it is a widespread perception that tall stature is a personal asset for men and a personal liability for women.
He said that the study’s finding that height matters more to women supports the social system of patriarchy, in which males are the primary authority figures.‘The masculine ability to offer physical protection is clearly connected to the gender stereotype of men as protectors,’ he said.
There is also something to be said about being able to wear shoes with high heels and still being shorter.
I also want to be able to hug him with my arms reaching up and around his neck,’ said a woman in the study who is 5ft 3in tall.
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I know that you think that you will never find the long-legged model of your dreams, or at least a girl who is horny enough to ride you like a rodeo horse, just because god was so freaking unfair and made you look like Danny De Vito.
One told me he had repeatedly been matched with tall girls only for them to reject him when they found out he was 5ft 9in - which is actually 'I am 5ft 6in and wouldn't ever consider dating a man shorter than me. The feeling of having a tall man wrap his arms around me makes me feel safe - it reminds me of feeling protected by my father.
They told me that while they never requested or expected any information about a girl’s physical appearance upfront, they felt they had to volunteer their height to be in with a chance.
‘Shorter guys I spoke to about it said they felt they were dismissed out of hand online for being under 6ft, whereas if they’d met a girl in real life they’d have had a chance to win her over.
‘And in a society that encourages men to be dominant and women to be submissive, having the image of tall men hovering over short women reinforces this value.’'Around 80 – 90 per cent of men list their height, on an app where no personal information like that is requested. And many had written things like, “6ft 1in, if that matters”, or “don’t worry girls, I’m 6ft 3in”.'I was curious why so many men were keen to get their height across in their profiles – it seemed a little cheesy, especially coming from the sort of men who seemed otherwise quite low-key, and they often seemed to offer it in a sort of resigned way, so I asked a few of the men I was messaging why they did it.
‘They told me that it was a reaction to the remarks what they described as 'the majority' of girls made on their profiles – “must be over 6ft”, or “I like wearing heels so you’d better be tall”.