By contrast, only 1.7 percent of women said they would only date a shorter man — a conveniently similar figure to the 1.3 percent of men who say they would only date a taller woman.
The author concluded that this preference strategy “allows them to increase the pool of potential partners and therefore their chances on the mate market.” Finally, a warning for everyone who has a height preference and is looking for a partner online: People lie.Christian Rudder, one of the founders of OKCupid, used information from the dating site’s millions of users and concluded that men and women are probably 2 inches shorter than they claim to be. That means there are plenty of possible matches out there for you (once they take off those lamentable heels). 5): A previous version of this article incorrectly said that if heterosexual couples were randomly assigned, the chance of the man being the same height or shorter than the woman would be 26 percent higher than it is in reality. 7.5 percent) , and an earlier version of this correction could have been read to say that the random chance of a man being shorter than his partner is 26 percent lower than the reality. If choice were out of their hands, 10.2 percent of heterosexual couples would have a man either the same height or shorter than the woman — the reality is 26 percent lower than that. To find out who is doing the choosing, we need to look at a study published this year in the Journal of Family Issues.The authors looked at 925 personal ads of individuals in the U. seeking heterosexual relationships posted on Yahoo (they used data from the General Social Survey to weight those ads and make sure they were nationally representative in terms of age, geography, race, income, etc.).When I first began to learn about success with women, I found it maddening how often I would hear my dating coaches and mentors tell me that, “height doesn’t matter.” It made no impression on me at the time that plenty of guys far shorter than me were getting better results, or that many of the top instructors in the dating industry were well below average height. I would think back to all the times I went out in college with my golf teammates.
I was usually one of the shortest guys in the group and had no doubt that this was why I wasn’t getting good results with women.
Dating advice books are cropping up specifically for short men.
Parents are giving their children dangerous hormonal therapies to increase their height.
Oh, and that traumatic incident in 7th grade…I was pretty sure that my height had something to do with it.
Now that I’m a dating coach, though, and find myself saying the same thing to clients – height doesn’t matter. Studies on Women and Height Preference In one sense, the notion that “height doesn’t matter” is an absurdity.
Studies show that, across cultures, height is among the most important factors in determining a man’s value in the sexual marketplace.