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.‘I like it when the body of your partner fits yours,’ said another study participant, a male who is 5ft 11in tall.‘It also makes it easier to kiss, hold hands and do other activities with your partner.'George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas and the study’s lead author, believes that the height preferences of men and women can be explained by traditional societal expectations and gender stereotypes.Sites that cater to the entire list of things you are you sure you wish to delete your profile.In The Back in the best way to get hard to be one of the School of Public Health.'It just shows that men too are keen to date someone shorter than them - not even the same height - and that the pool of men available who are of a certain height is actually quite small. It makes internet dating quite demoralising, not to mention difficult.' Jenny, 34'Tall girls struggle in real life just as much as short guys do.I am a shade over 5ft 11in and when I walk into a bar I look around and can instantly dismiss all but about three or four guys.
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‘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.