Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria. It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference.
We want guys tall, dark and handsome; big men that’ll make us feel dainty and protected; real men who knock their heads on door frames and ask for fourth helpings of dinner. A recent study found that nearly half the women surveyed would only date men taller than themselves.
As if that’s not enough, they are also underrepresented in the business world. While in caveman times I might have needed a hulking monolith of a man to keep me from freezing to death, we live in the era of John Lewis, and I have a really great duvet.
The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner.English action star Jason Statham and model Rosie Huntington- Whiteley were seen last month on the red carpet premiere of The Fate Of The Furious.The British model towered over her stocky partner, but both were all smiles for the camera and each other.Mr Ong says: "In the past, I was even congratulated for having the confidence to date a taller girl, as some people might feel emasculated." Ms Wu says that though having a taller husband or boyfriend may give girls a better sense of security, the validity of this "is highly debatable and subjective".Associate Professor of Psychology at the Singapore Management University Norman Li agrees that while "height mattered in ancestral times, where women were in greater danger of being attacked by animals and men...When one guy changed his height on his Ok Cupid profile from his actual 5'4" to an average 5'9", his response rate nearly doubled.Read: 10 Ways To Have Better Sex, According to Science This is bullshit.I remember the way she exited the cab was so classy." The two spent the evening talking and he asked her out the next day.Ms Phan says that although she noticed the height difference - he is 165cm, while she is 174cm tall - it did not bother her.Mr Pastorelli, who is French, says he was attracted to her instantly."Our cabs arrived at the same time and I opened the door for her.