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 largo2
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LOL don't guys check that out automatically?
 awesomefiftyman
Joined: 12/1/2014
Msg: 427
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/18/2014 7:06:19 PM

MHereFL(d351213) on 1/5/2005 441 PM
I was wondering, this is probably more of an issue with women, than men.

I come across women with ads or chatting with online, that have a strict criteria for certian heights, mostly of what I have noticed, that it's 6 feet or taller, NO less, or he's out.

Sometimes this come from the more superficial women who are of typical height, like between 5'4" and 5'6", their reason.....they'd be taller than the dude or just as tall in HEELS. lol.

With me being 5'8" a 4 inch heel would put her taller than me (from 5'6" to 5'10" or from 5'4'' to 5'8").
So it's a fashion issue with them.

However, there are women that are my height, that dare not date a man of 5'8".

Why is this such an issue, with me, I wouldn't mind dating a woman taller or shorter.


ANSWER:


Women prefer taller men because they want to feel 'protected and feminine,' study says
Nearly half of the females surveyed said they only wanted to date taller men. 'Something just feels weird in thinking about looking 'down' into my man's eyes,' one participant said.
AFP RELAXNEWS Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 10:09 AM

A new study confirms a truism in the dating world: when it comes to love, size — or more specifically height — matters.

This is particularly true for women, who expressed a preference for taller men as a matter of protection and femininity in a new study published jointly out of Rice University and the University of North Texas.

Researchers conducted their study in two parts. For the first experiment, they looked at the dating preferences of men and women using data from 925 personal dating ads posted Yahoo!.

Of the 455 men, the average age was 36 and the average height 5 feet 8 inches (177 cm).

The sample of 470 women averaged a height of 5 feet 4 inches (165 cm) and age 35.

Asking open-ended questions in an online survey to ascertain height preferences, researchers concluded that 14 percent of men expressed a desire to date exclusively shorter women.

But when it came to women, nearly half or 49 percent of females said they only wanted to date men who were taller than themselves.

“As the girl, I like to feel delicate and secure at the same time. Something just feels weird in thinking about looking 'down' into my man's eyes," said one female participant.

"There is also something to be said about being able to wear shoes with high heels and still being shorter. I also want to be able to hug him with my arms reaching up and around his neck."

The second part of the study involved 54 men and 131 women recruited from a US university whose answers to an online survey corroborated the previous findings, with more than half (55 percent of females) expressing a preference for taller men, and 37 percent of men preferring shorter women.

For men, a preference for shorter women comes from the mechanics of physical intimacy.

"I like it when the body of your partner fits yours," said one man. "It also makes it easier to kiss, hold hands and do other activities with your partner."

The findings were published in the Journal of Family Issues.

According to science, tall men with low voices have hit the biological jackpot, as another study out of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario found that women found low-pitched male voices sexy, but also less trustworthy.
 south_city
Joined: 10/12/2013
Msg: 428
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/20/2014 8:39:49 AM
Some women are more physically attracted to taller men. While others like taller men due to stereotypical reasons. Taller men can "protect" a woman better and have better genes. Short men have Napoleon Complex. A few women have even said things like tall men have larger penises and short men are abusive.

A woman's height makes no difference to me. Most women I have dated have been much shorter than me because of the laws of probability. But I would have no problem dating a woman that is around my height or taller if the opportunity presented itself.
 tall_fit
Joined: 12/13/2014
Msg: 429
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/21/2014 9:51:41 AM
In general I agree height is more important with online dating. People will often look at your stats and dismiss if you are under ( or over ) a certain height. In "real life", women are more likely to overlook height if they liked his personality and he matches most of the other things she is looking for. Personally I have a milder preference for a taller man. But being short is not a dealbreaker.
 LAgoodguy
Joined: 8/21/2008
Msg: 430
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/21/2014 6:22:00 PM
I would really feel sorry for tall woman, Well I don't feel sorry but I do think its funny. There are only so many guys over 6' out there and every woman 4 11 and up want one.
 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
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We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/21/2014 6:35:20 PM
I think short guys are "adorbs" but most of the ones I've known have the Napoleonic Complex. One in particular was real cray cray.
 LinuxD
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Posted: 12/22/2014 4:10:18 AM
I am only 5'17". Dating hasn't been a problem.
 Eternityboresme
Joined: 8/20/2014
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Posted: 12/22/2014 4:33:55 AM
The person in whom I'm interested happens to be 6'4" and it's his ability to communicate (as well as his interesting personality) that impressed me before I noticed his height. If he were around my height, i still would have found him an interesting and intriguing person.
 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
Msg: 434
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/22/2014 7:48:46 AM
To me, short in a man is 5ft 4 or less.
I've dated men my own height & had crushes on men that height or even 5ft 2.

The height wasn't the issue, their attitude was.

Oh & pen is size has NOTHING to do w/ height.
 norwegianguy123
Joined: 10/27/2014
Msg: 435
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/22/2014 5:14:12 PM
In general I agree height is more important with online dating. People will often look at your stats and dismiss if you are under ( or over ) a certain height.

I agree. Stats are huge online vs in-person. Online, it's a baseball card... a potential draft pick to have them try out for the team.

I don't think it's so much "protectionism" than Femininity. Femininity really, I think, is feeling like they're not Short-Changed on their catch or are settling "for less". Culture is a force behind that. The more social/out-going/out-in-the-scene women will more want a Tall guy, as you'll see more home-bodied/likes-to-stay-in women accept guys a bit shorter than she is.

In the end, it's not so much a guy being notably taller than SHE per se, it's a guy being at least AS tall or a bit taller than Other Guys in general. Look at match.com. It has their height preferences. Comparatively among women, it's not like they all want a guy x-inches taller than they are as their minimal height. It's not a diagonal line if you graph it. Instead, the inch-difference on minimum height for a guy is notably Greater Than the inch-difference on the short gal vs the tall gal's profile (generally speaking, of course).

With tall women, the degree is small; with short women the degree has a much Bigger Differential. In the end, it's more a feeling of completeness (of a catch; not lacking anything in the feeling of it all) if he's not a guy who's one of the shorter ones in the room. It's not so much compared to her, but to other guys he'll be standing next to in society (although yes, "be at least Roughly my height in small heels" as a necessary requirement for most).

One reason why it's not so much "protectionism", is because you could get broad-shouldered, more muscular guys who would Consistently Fare Just As Well as guys lacking that but taller. Although that helps (without overdoing it of course), it's not the same. The "protectionism" reason, I believe is over-emphasized to make one feel/seen as Less Superficial, because they know that Body Size can be used against them (or their friends) too.

I think short guys are "adorbs" but most of the ones I've known have the Napoleonic Complex. One in particular was real cray cray.

But also let's be fair here. There's plenty of cray-cray guys out there. I think when one's shorter, one is quick to assume it's a Napoleon Complex going on. I've met some guys who have that going on, but far more who don't have that going on (but some of them can be just general d!cks like any other guy - lol).
 petula1908
Joined: 8/9/2014
Msg: 436
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/22/2014 5:48:43 PM
As Napoleon was known for his small penis, is that what the Napoleon Complex is? He was shortish for his time but not really tiny at about 5'6". I know two guys who are under 5'6" and considered short in our culture, who are as gentle and non aggressive as lambs. I know a guy who is 6'5" and could be quite aggressive, so stereotypes are just that.

I have to admit I fell in love with a guy who was about 5'6" but didn't want him to be the father of any short sons. Call me superficial but his height worried me. I am 5'4" but in heels taller than he. That made me feel de-feminised in some way.
 BLoNDeANGeL845
Joined: 6/10/2014
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Posted: 12/23/2014 6:41:44 AM
I had a friend who used to confide to me about her love life- she met & dated a guy 6ft 4, I won't go into detail, but she said as a lover, he was a DUD, & emotionally as well.

She dated a guy she said was maybe 5ft3-4. I met him a couple of times. He was a doll- his personality, he was smart, funny, kind, etc. The whole package. She said he rocked it in the bedroom too & was affectionate as well.

I like the man who is the whole package of smart/interesting, kind, loves me, wants to be w/ me, regardless of whether he is 5ft 3, 5ft 10, 6ft 4. He has 2 arms to hold me, 2 eyes to look at me w/ love, 2 lips to kiss me, that makes him the correct height for me.
 SunshineGirl__
Joined: 10/7/2014
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We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/23/2014 3:29:02 PM

Oh & pen is size has NOTHING to do w/ height.


I once stupidly dated Tom Thumb, literally. He was short all over. Blech. :/


I am 5'4" but in heels taller than he. That made me feel de-feminised in some way.


I know what you mean. I don’t want to be bigger than or the same size as my man.
I like bigger, physically powerful men, taller with muscular builds, like football players. I like receivers, linebackers, probably others I can’t think of right now.


As Napoleon was known for his small penis


Ha ha….no wonder he’s got a complex named after him. :)
 petula1908
Joined: 8/9/2014
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We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/23/2014 4:07:53 PM
Napoleon's appendage or lack thereof was often mentioned and you can see in pictures the lack of real bulge. They pickled it to preserve it as well, for some reason. lol!! So he was known as the Little General and for more reasons than one.

I once went out with a guy who was about 5'6" attractive, charming and in love with me, so I gave him a chance. Unfortunately he had more of a cocktail sausage than anything else and I had to make up some story about not being over my ex fiancé, to salve his ego, before I departed. oh dear!! I don't care if a guy is only about 5'8 if he is well built and has other things going on. Men can always bulk up to make up for a short stature and develop their other qualities. Look at the shorter rich guys who have towering models or actresses as girlfriends. Look at Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall!! No amount of money or fame could induce me to be with a man shorter than I.
 ClooneysTutor
Joined: 3/30/2014
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Posted: 12/23/2014 4:19:03 PM
^^^
Petula, I think you'd be quite pleased with Rasputin if you seek the qualities that Napoleon was lacking...
 purplerider1200
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Posted: 12/23/2014 5:06:09 PM
I never thought there was any great dating advantage in height. If women are so interested in tall men, then why is it that I've never received any positive comments? Oh the otherhand, I've had a few short women ask me who I was looking at when we were dancing together. Sorry, I don't see anything attractive about the top of your head.
 Countryheart1967
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Posted: 12/24/2014 5:29:14 AM
Interesting reading this thread. I stand 5'4" and never really never thought much about it before, never had problems.
Maybe I should be worried? O_O
Not gonna happen, I like me. :p
 Kay9876
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Posted: 12/24/2014 10:45:09 AM
She dated a guy she said was maybe 5ft3-4. I met him a couple of times. He was a doll- his personality, he was smart, funny, kind, etc. The whole package. She said he rocked it in the bedroom too & was affectionate as well.

He sounds awesome. If you hear of someone like that in southeast Missouri, please send him my way. If a man is truly all that you mentioned, height almost doesn't matter. People need to fit together comfortably for kissing, dancing, etc. Other than that, height is just a minor variable to me.

Oh the otherhand, I've had a few short women ask me who I was looking at when we were dancing together. Sorry, I don't see anything attractive about the top of your head.

^^^The other side of the coin ... At 5'4", I'm too short for some men, but they could love me for my cute butt. Unfortunately, they'd have to stand a distance away to see it. I wonder if they could reach it?
:)
 activemelaney
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Posted: 12/24/2014 11:00:47 AM
I have no concerns about height. Way down on any list. Actually, I prefer to stand and stare directly into a man's eyes.

A hundred times more important is that he is fit. If a guy was 5'4 tall, a crooked nose but fit, confident and active...so sexy compared to any tall pudgy guys.

When my two gorgeous sisters and I are with our partners, my father calls it Beauty and the Beasts. We could get any guy of our choosing when young but that wore thin by the end of High School. We often talk about how we prefer character in a face rather than handsome features.

Bottom line...for me a man must be fit, clean, respectful, confident, reliable. All things within the power of a good character to achieve. Couldn't care less about height or how much hair on his head.

And he must like to dance! (My guy is the worse dancer on the floor but he tries and I love him for it)
 FullMoonGuy
Joined: 3/7/2014
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Posted: 12/24/2014 11:30:39 AM

If a man is truly all that you mentioned, height almost doesn't matter.


"Almost"?

Now that's an unequivocal endorsement if I ever saw one.
 SunshineGirl__
Joined: 10/7/2014
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Posted: 12/24/2014 2:30:23 PM

They pickled it to preserve it as well, for some reason.


They pickled his pecker? :D Where do they keep it, is it on display somewhere?
I wonder if maybe they did testing on it, like Einstein’s brain…

Oh jeez I just did a quick search and supposedly some doctor has it in his home, nice décor for his living room. Ha ha…..


Unfortunately he had more of a****ail sausage than anything else and I had to make up some story about not being over my ex fiancé, to salve his ego, before I departed.


Sounds like the one I saw, about the size of a canned Vienna sausage. I didn’t know a penis could be so dang small! Good for you for quick thinking. :) I would imagine he’s probably used to it, poor guy.

Countryheart1967, you’ve got nice guns. :)
 awesomefiftyman
Joined: 12/1/2014
Msg: 447
We talked about weight, well, what about height? :-)
Posted: 12/24/2014 7:15:32 PM
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 norwegianguy123
Joined: 10/27/2014
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Posted: 12/24/2014 9:33:47 PM
I never thought there was any great dating advantage in height.

Being notably tall isn't it by itself. Height is a requirement-level thing + an increase. Being 6'3" and an otherwise 5/10 isn't going to be better than a 5'11" 7/10 in most gals' eyes -- unless the gal is pretty tall at say, 5'9" -- then maybe it's a closer match on raw looks.

The argument is more about caring about the guy being shorter than many of the guys in the room (while not notably taller than she is in heels). In the online scene -- it will have a more stringent effect without many women even thinking about it.

The other side of the coin ... At 5'4", I'm too short for some men, but they could love me for my cute butt.

5'4" is roughly average white female height (5'4.5"). It's average height, possibly SLIGHTLY above average height for older women (we shrink a bit when we get older). I don't think that's any "issue" that pops up on the radar, unless you're only eying Really Tall guys. But you're still not going to be SOL in that demographic of men either, based on your height. :)
 Tarnished_Knight
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Posted: 12/24/2014 11:08:11 PM
Ah, Kay,

Ya know, I could advertise my face built for radio or my voice suitable for a mime, but where would the benefit be if I actually proved it?
So, don't ya just hate it when someone advertises their "cute butt," and yet offers no proof?

Kay?

TK
[It doesn't help when one is an advocate of the women's movement, especially from behind!]
 Blackwood85
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Posted: 12/26/2014 6:14:16 AM

Napoleon's appendage or lack thereof was often mentioned and you can see in pictures the lack of real bulge. They pickled it to preserve it as well, for some reason. lol!! So he was known as the Little General and for more reasons than one.


Napoleon was 5'7" according to US measurements so he was above average height back then and he would be average now, he only appeared short because his imperial guard was filled with men who were 6'0"+ his nickname of being "Little Emperor" was because he catered to the "little guy" and hung out with his foot soldiers which was unbecoming of a Emperor back then, the rest of Europe hated him so they took it and ran with it.

My only issue with height is that I don't think people really have an idea of how tall someone is the difference between 5'7"-5'11" is relatively small the same with 5'9"-6'0" I'm 5'9" but I appear taller than I am, my feet are big (I wear size 13s) and my hands are big, my legs are long. It gives the appearance that I'm taller than what I am, two of my friends are 5'11" and 6' but they don't tower over it's only an 2-3 inch difference and when we're in our uniforms and we're all wearing boots that more than likely gives us another 2 inches in height it's not noticeable.
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