In contrast, nearly half of the women – 48.9 percent – wanted to date only men taller than they are.“Evolutionary psychology theory argues that ‘similarity is overwhelmingly the rule in human mating,'” said Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology, co-director of Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the study’s co-author. The participants answered open-ended questions in an online survey.The only way short guys survive is by knowing that we live longer and can weave through Costco aisles faster than our taller, wealthier, calmer, happier and more powerful, popular, employable, educated and sexually active counterparts. which we use to barter extra tater tots at school lunch.Shortness is great when we are four years old and get to hold the plaque in our soccer team photo. Grade school teachers find our smallness endearing and award us extra stickers and desired parts in class plays.There is also something to be said about being able to wear shoes with high heels and still being shorter.
These would be our prime years if we understood how alcohol works. According to new research from Rice University and the University of North Texas, the height of a potential partner matters more to women than to men, and mostly for femininity and protection. An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling,” was conducted in two parts. personal dating advertisements of 455 males (average height of 5 feet 8 inches and average age of 36 years) and 470 females (average height of 5 feet 4 inches and average age of 35 years) from throughout the U.S., found that 13.5 percent of the men wanted to date only women shorter than they are.In the annals of “things that definitely don’t matter when you’re 70”, nothing is more irrelevant to marital happiness than height. If one partner is chronically unemployed or in debt, relations can get strained. If your partner can’t understand what you’re talking about or lacks the maturity to try, he’s a waste of time. If someone is morbidly obese, he’s probably not making it to age 70. ) But one thing that I’ve never really gotten – after 10 years as a dating coach – was women’s obsession with height. However, “when the author randomized the information as well to see what would come up by chance, he found something surprising: left to chance, the wives were taller in 7.8 percent of couples— twice as many as before. The author of the Jezebel piece is 5’11” and had a very healthy and refreshing take on height: I never felt I was making some kind of concession by dating men shorter than me — I just dated people I was attracted to.(By the way, ladies, this does NOT mean he has to be taller, smarter or fitter than you. Meaning, people are choosing to maintain this six inches of difference by going out of their way to pair up according to this distinction.” This is a rigid and arbitrary preference – most noteworthy, to me, in short and tall women. So, if you’re 5’1″, what difference does it make if he’s 5’7″ or 6’1″? But since most men are shorter than I am, had I eliminated them on the basis of shortness, I’d have been sitting out all those dances I never actually went to.