But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria. It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference.
When one guy changed his height on his Ok Cupid profile from his actual 5'4" to an average 5'9", his response rate nearly doubled.
For chrissakes, I'm talking about , Amy Webb's memoir about online dating, she confesses she felt she needed a man who was at least five-ten.
(Webb is five-six, making that requirement just one inch shy of the eight-percent average.) "I wanted someone to overpower me, who could wrap his entire body around me in a hug, but who could also throw me down on a bed and ravish me," she writes.
The average male in England is 5ft 10in, while the typical female is a mere 5ft 5ins, so you could say I’m well over average height for my gender.
What’s worse, according to statistics, half the men in the country are my height or shorter.
Surely it's not whether men can chop down trees to provide vital fuel for both dinner and warmth, but, sadly in many of my male mates' cases, their ability to sit at desk and stare at a computer screen for long periods at a time.
However, most of my female friends admit that it's still important for them to date or marry a man who is taller than them.
I was embarrassed by the height discrepancy and I’d guilt her about it.And not only a bit taller either, a good two inches taller is required. We love them, we hate them, and sometimes we date them. But even me — a gal of 5 feet and 4 inches — has problems. When you're out in public and people look at you, you wonder if they’re thinking that you’re a girl with a short boyfriend.This article will give you some tips on how to best approach the girl and how to make sure you both feel comfortable and secure with your relationship.At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.