If you’re a guy on the shorter side whose online dating, you’ve probably already suspected this: a lot of women prefer men to be taller than them. Men, on the other hand, don’t seem to care about the height of their girlfriend.
A study published in the Journal of Family Issues found that height matters to over half of women, but only thirteen per cent of men cared whether their prospective partner was taller than them. Researchers found this by examining nearly a thousand personal ads put out on the internet. They followed up with an online survey, and found that thirty-seven per cent of men would only date women shorter than them, but fifty-five per cent of women would only date men taller.
Here’s the good news, though, short men: you’ll probably live longer. Then women will have to date you!