I'd really appreciate if we could all stop asking "How tall are you?
If you feel emasculated and let it show, I'm moving right along to a man who doesn't feel threatened by me.4. And if you're shorter than me, sorry, but I also have a limit on how short I'll go.6. So if we're at da club and one of us visits the bar, we'll make our way back to each other in no time.7. We Talls like to think this is because we're hot, but it's often because we're just really tall and gangly and inherently kind of awkward.8. I don't need you or your friends or anyone else to say, "I'm taller than 11. Putting bags in the overhead bins on planes, reaching for stuff, etc. It's going to be more awkward than not for you to pick me up in an attempted sweeping, movie-like romantic gesture.
I know many an otherwise open-minded woman who swears that she would never date someone shorter than she is, and I used to count myself among them. According to the CDC, the average height difference between men and women is 5.5 inches (coincidentally — or maybe not — that’s about the same length as the average erect penis. And both men and women feel pressure to adhere to height norms: One 2008 study of college students found that about 50 percent of guys wanted their partners to be shorter than them, while 90 percent of women wanted their partners to be taller than them.
I clock in at 5-foot-10, a good 6 inches taller than the average American woman, and had never considered dating a guy shorter than me until I ended up falling for one — and I’m happy I did. I’m here to tell you that this requirement is overrated. Guys who are comfortable with you being taller are likely comfortable with your ambition, intellect, and talent too.
If two people make each other laugh and want to have sex all the time, who cares which one is more compact? Research suggests that short men do a larger share of the housework.
Single people sign up for a half-dozen dating sites and apps in order to widen their pool, yet most won't break the height taboo. Men should date women who are taller than they are, and women should date shorter men.
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.
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.
The first question most strangers ask me is "How tall are you? In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter, while a monstrous nine of every ten women said they would only date a taller man.
" If I'm feeling charitable, I answer honestly: "6-foot-2." They often follow-up with, "Do you ever date shorter men? And online, it's even more brutal: Women can calculate how tall they are in their highest heels, add a few inches for good measure, and then filter out men who fall below that sum.