The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner.
Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
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.
" If I'm feeling charitable, I answer honestly: "6-foot-2." They often follow-up with, "Do you ever date shorter men? And online, it's even more brutal: Women can calculate how tall they are in their highest heels, add a few inches for good measure, and then filter out men who fall below that sum.Curiously, the research also showed that women enforced the norm more strongly than men.Twenty-three percent of men but only four percent of women said they were open to a relationship in which the woman was taller."Women's cultural vision is being feminine, having a man big enough to make her feel protected.Many women hold this stereotype to a point where it excludes a lot of people they might be interested in otherwise," said Dr.