Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.
A study from dating site looked at 50,000 interactions over two months and discovered that the likelihood that a man under 5-foot-9 is contacted by a Manhattan or Bronx woman online is just 1.2 percent. But after we surveyed mental health experts about what qualities matter or don't matter to their clients looking for lifelong partners, we discovered that shorter men are actually husband material.
They are getting far better attention from fashion sources.
Tall women stand tall and walk tall and the slouch and stoop of the past is noticeably less, particularly in the younger generation of women Tails also are getting more interesting press.
She was also no stranger to an arm wrestle and a family size pork pie.
She gave me the once over, looked into my eyes and said: “I like ‘em tall” and that was that.
The mean remained the same in older women but the high and low end height range were curtailed.Yesterday in Telegraph Men, body image expert Natasha Devon said that many of the woman she has spoken to say they are looking for a partner who is taller than them (a particular problem for tall women).I did a survey exploring height preference in men and women for the opposite sex.Some people think all females are getting taller, but the average height for women from 18 to 24 still is about 5 feet 4 inches, according to the National Bureau of Standards. One statuesque, 6-foot 1-inch nurse loves being tall, except when she is at stand-up parties and has to stoop to catch the conversation.About 36 percent of women are taller than the average, and at least 5 percent grow into the 5-foot 9-inch to over-6-foot category. She never has minded dating shorter men because "they know how tall I am, and if they ask me out I figure it's because I am their preference." Like many of her tall friends, and those who are less tall than they are practical and thrifty, she goes to men's and boys' departments in stores and shops to find turtlenecks, slacks, jackets and T-shirts, which are better quality and less in price than In Other sports-minded tails indicate they sometimes shop army and navy stores for down jackets, jeans, boots and camping gear at discounted prices.