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 Puppy_Love
Joined: 11/3/2004
Msg: 1
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A PBS show called, "Secret of the Sexes" researching women's attraction to men found a direct correlation to a man's height and the number of women attracted to that man. There are a number of POF threads where many woman say they prefer taller men. Every person is unique, and has different preferences. I am wondering, what is the ideal height difference between a man and woman?
 carrie bradshaw
Joined: 2/21/2006
Msg: 2
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 9:45:31 PM
The taller the better for me!
~Carrie
 txangel109
Joined: 2/8/2006
Msg: 3
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 9:50:44 PM
I am 5'4" but I wear 3" heels when i go out...so i prefer a guy that is at least 5'9" or taller...and it has been my experience that most guys like women that shorter than them.
 JavaQueen
Joined: 4/17/2006
Msg: 4
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 9:55:55 PM
I've always dated guys that are at least 6 feet tall.... up to 6'10". Then last year I ended up with a guy that was only 5'9" (I'm 5'5"). At first I thought it was really wierd, but then I realized that I didn't get cramps in my calves and could actually balance while kissing him!!!! WOO HOO!!!


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 Twilight04
Joined: 9/27/2005
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WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 9:57:06 PM
I'm 5'8' and most of the guy's I've been interested in have been my height or maybe a few inches taller at best.

I'd prefer a guy my height or taller although I wouldn't call it a necessity. There are plenty of nice guys 5'7' and shorter and I think eliminating them from the potential dating pool based on something physical like that is just silly.
 .liv2222.
Joined: 4/16/2006
Msg: 6
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 9:59:56 PM
I'm with Carrie on this one...The taller, the better!

Right now, short little old me at 5'3" is dating a man who is 6'8"....*sigh* (that's an inch taller than my old record! :P)
 sassyvgirl
Joined: 4/2/2006
Msg: 7
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Posted: 4/26/2006 10:02:26 PM
Ditto to those who said "the taller the better"

record for me...I'm 4'11"...he is 6'4"
 Warrior612
Joined: 1/23/2006
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Posted: 4/26/2006 10:22:09 PM
I love short girls. Especially petite asian girls.

I am 6'0, I like it when they (girls in general) are under 5'4.
 tallergypsy
Joined: 11/13/2005
Msg: 9
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 10:32:30 PM
Here I have to disagree. I am six foot six and I am not attracted to small girls. The most attractive women to me are about six foot and in proportion (read not overweight!) I think this has a lot to do with my lifestyle. I like going in the wilderness and hiking in mountainous areas. Small woman have a difficult time keeping up. And there is something indefinably rewarding about cuddling with a tall strong woman - sense of balance that is missing with someone petite.

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 ruralblondie
Joined: 3/17/2006
Msg: 10
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 4/26/2006 10:34:43 PM
Personally, I really don't believe there is an Ideal height differance between a man and a woman. I think it's each to their own prefrence.
I think that when you meet a man who has all the right stuff, ...It's not his height you notice.
Just my two cents worth.
 Mojo_LA
Joined: 12/15/2004
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Posted: 4/27/2006 1:40:29 AM
The general equation is you should be her height + 4 inches (so you'll still be an inch taller when she wears 3 inch heels).

However, you can lower that number by up to 3 inches if YOU have an extra 3 inches ;-)
 shuttermonkei
Joined: 4/25/2006
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Posted: 4/27/2006 5:30:06 AM
Personally if a guy interests me enough I don't mind if he is a few inches shorter than me but I do prefer a guy who is at least my height (5'9") or taller. I already have a LOT of friends who are MUCH shorter than me and bending down to hug them or always towering over them makes me feel kinda clumsy and giant-ish. so if my guy is taller than me it is a big plus.
 Printscharming
Joined: 4/19/2006
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Posted: 4/27/2006 5:42:51 AM
If you can kiss him while your slow dancing it's a plus. I you can hear his heart beat, you'll feel warm. If you can hear his stomach growl, time to find someone else.
 coca2
Joined: 2/17/2006
Msg: 14
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Posted: 4/27/2006 8:23:22 AM
i'm 5 feet 8 in. i LOVE a guy who is 6 feet and up to 6 3 ish. i feel feminine around a tall, well stocked guy.
 VIPgirl101
Joined: 4/14/2006
Msg: 15
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Posted: 4/27/2006 10:20:46 AM
definetly the taller the guy is the better.. for me im 5'10 so its hard to find a taller guy.. But tall yes its a nice trait to have looking for a man
 Magickman
Joined: 1/29/2005
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Posted: 4/27/2006 11:06:43 AM
swty32076 wrote:

"I am 5'4" but I wear 3" heels when i go out...so i prefer a guy that is at least 5'9" or taller...and it has been my experience that most guys like women that shorter than them."

I am 5' 7" flatfooted, but 5' 10" in my heels, and I am developing a taste for women around 5' 9" to 5' 10". They taste just fine to me.
 AREALANGEL
Joined: 2/5/2006
Msg: 17
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Posted: 4/27/2006 1:32:03 PM
Does not really matter as long as he is faithful ...
 jazmella
Joined: 2/23/2006
Msg: 18
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Posted: 4/27/2006 2:17:56 PM
Actually, I'd rather not date a tall, tall man. At only 5'2", taller than roughly 6'0"ish makes me feel uncomfy. Perfect height for me is around 5'7"-5'8"ish. :) However, I'm aware you can't help how tall (or short) you are, but it's just a preference thing. I mean, heck, for all I know, my "Mr. Right" could be 6'6", right? :P
 Printscharming
Joined: 4/19/2006
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Posted: 4/28/2006 2:25:27 PM
I forgot to ask...prone or upright?
 sayonara7
Joined: 3/13/2006
Msg: 20
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Posted: 4/28/2006 5:44:38 PM
I was wondering the same question, well I'm glad atleast one person likes a short woman when he is 6 feet himself.
 ~Juggernaut~
Joined: 2/6/2006
Msg: 21
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Posted: 4/28/2006 7:39:53 PM
I like midgets they are funny .
 krisiepoo
Joined: 1/4/2006
Msg: 22
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Posted: 4/28/2006 8:20:32 PM
At least 2-3 inches taller so if I'm wearing heels we'd be the same height but the taller the better for me!
 angelab
Joined: 2/16/2006
Msg: 23
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Posted: 4/28/2006 8:25:54 PM
Definitely to each his/her own...

I've dated super tall ones 6'5" and super short ones 5'6" and they both had positives and negatives. As long as he's taller than me (at 5'3" that's not too hard) I don't care.
 Puppy_Love
Joined: 11/3/2004
Msg: 24
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Posted: 4/29/2006 1:46:51 PM
I am the original poster. The trend of women liking taller men seems to be good. In the US the average man is 5' 9.2" and the average woman is 5' 3.8". I'm 5'10".

Puppy Love.
 geekybroad
Joined: 6/8/2006
Msg: 25
WOMEN: What is the ideal height difference between a man and a woman?
Posted: 6/9/2006 12:02:45 AM
I'm 5'3 and my body tends to be muscular. I consistently find tall lean guys very attractive. I think it must be a subconcious mating/evolution thing.

There's actually a word for people who are attracted to people who are a different height than them. Can't find the word though.
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