Other findings show that shorter people earn less, and perhaps most significantly, it is thought that tall men have an easier time of it when they’re looking for love.
Sadly, I’m overwhelmed with anecdotal proof confirming the results of the last study.
Before I share the results, a quick refresher on how CMB works: Every day at noon, CMB introduces members to one single (a.k.a.
Internet dating tall people
With men being taller on average compared to women, you might expect that most women would end up with taller men just by chance.
However, researchers found that of the 720 couples in their study, only one was comprised of a taller woman and a shorter man (Gillis & Avis, 1980).
We’d met on Twitter, so all I’d had to go by was a 5mm square picture of what I have come to know as his “nonplussed face”.
There was no opportunity to specify a preferred size, as you might do on or My Single Friend or John Lewis, when you’re ordering duvets.
What one person finds attractive can vary hugely from the next, but there are certain things that tend to put off the majority of people.
Female dating app users have been discussing what they’re sick of seeing in guys’ profiles and it turns out not only is the list long, but the women are much in agreement.
Even worse, however, is when a man has just one picture - there’s something awfully suspect about that.
One woman revealed she’d also been irked by men who try to reel women in by posting pictures of cute pets that don’t belong to them: “If there's a dog/cat/animal in your photo and dating you does not give me access to that dog/cat/animal then YOU ARE A LIAR.” Mirror selfies and pictures obviously showing off your abs or muscles, as great as they may be, are also no-nos as they give off the impression the man loves himself too much.
On the other hand, dating a short guy has its advantages, too: you don’t have to strain your neck to kiss him!
For whatever reason, the myth that “tall is better” is still widespread.
I’ve lost count of the number of female friends who have stroppily flung their phones down on pub tables, wailing “I hate online dating, I hate it! ” when, after a little probing, it becomes clear that the "someone" they’re searching for needs to be 5”10, minimum.