I will however add that, if you say you’re looking for 5’8″, you will get responses from guys who say they’re 5’7″, and are actually 5’6″.But, as long as they’re cool with the height difference, and have good partner qualities, so what?It seems that tall men are divided on their preferences.Some tall men prefer their female partners to be petite and others like someone closer to their height to avoid neck pain when bending down for the kiss.They are Others like this forum question HERE posed on the dating website Plenty Of generated around 200 replies with everyone having their own opinions, personal baises and views being expressed.A lot of women wanted to throw their point of view in there. From the forum called ENot a poster writes about this issue and wonders whether the couple’s height difference can be too extreme.Even though men were on average almost half a foot taller than women, there was a big standard deviation of 9.3 centimeters (3.7 inches) either way.Here’s what those results look like when they’re charted out: Things aren’t so different in the United States.
The google search term I used to search with was “Couple Height Difference” and the results were amusing and slightly interesting.
You don’t have to make any calculations about the height of your heels. Yes, it makes sense to narrow your pool of potential suitors based on what you value — it’s very reasonable to look for someone with a basic understanding of grammar, for example — but too long a list of non-negotiables can blind you to people who could make you very happy. If you "only date" men at least 6 feet tall, you’re shooting yourself in the foot as far as selection. Dating shorter can help you get over your own insecurities about size.
While other women might feel like they have to pass on a perfectly cute pair of shoes or stick to flats so they stay shorter than their dates, you’re already taller than your man in bare feet, what’s the difference between being 2 inches taller or 5? When I first started dating a shorter guy, I felt insecure: not about my own height but about whether I would read as "feminine" to my partner and, admittedly, to the world when we were out together.
‘Although it has been known that women prefer tall men in mating for evolutionary reasons, no study has investigated whether a taller husband makes his wife happier,’ said researcher Kitae Sohn, from Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea.‘This is similar to people favouring fatty, salty, and sugary foods without knowing exactly why: such foods are essential to survival but were scarce as humans evolved - hence craving such foods increased reproductive fitness in the past.
Or she ‘might lose her characteristics that enabled her to marry her tall husband, such as beauty; the loss could cause her unhappiness directly or indirectly by changing her husband’s behaviour, such as showing less affection to her, more affection to other women, and providing less childcare’, he said.
But there’s a bigger issue here — maybe you’ve already spotted it, John: Men tend to be taller than women anyway.
Is it really so surprising that only 7.5 percent of heterosexual couples don’t include a man who is taller than a woman? The Dutch researchers checked this by seeing what would happen if they assigned couples together at random.
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.
I even wondered with some concern whether I weighed more than he did, again, not because I felt like I needed to lose weight, but because I had absorbed the cultural script that says that women should be daintier than guys.
But it’s not the Upper Paleolithic, and I don’t need anyone to defend me from a saber-toothed cat; it’s 2016, and we know that femininity is a social construct.