Dating shorter men
The number of ladies on dating sites listing a minimum height requirement for potential matches is stunning.
At the outset, I can understand: women are typically shorter than men; and if a man falls way below that variance it’s fairly easy to deduce he may be seen as less attractive to the general population.
I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?
Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.
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.
And yet, isn't this brazen height-ism just another variation on the kind of "no fat chicks" misogyny that would seem both offensive and outdated if a guy were to just casually drop it into a Tinder profile?
While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.
In a society where there are ideals of femininity and masculinity, it can be difficult for individuals who don't fit neatly into those boxes.
While this is no comprehensive study with thousands of participants, it should be enough to demonstrate that not everyone cares about adhering to gender norms; even those who you'd imagine might have their pick of the litter.
Joanna is 28 years old, stands at 5'1 and just finished her degree in Radiology from a university in Florida.
Yes, height is a deal breaker for many women, and women can be downright vitriolic when it comes to expressing their distaste for men who don't fit their ideal, but there are tons of women who In this article I will feature Facebook chats with several women who date or have dated shorter men who volunteered to share their experiences and perspectives on society's height obsession.