How Important Is Height for Romantic Attraction

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Researchers from Rice University and the University of North Texas studying the role of height in dating preference found that it matters more to women than men. After analyzing data from Yahoo! personal dating ads made by 455 men and 470 women, the results show that 48 point 9 percent of the women wanted to date someone taller than they are, while 13 point 5 percent of men expressed that they would only consider dating someone shorter.

Researchers from Rice University and the University of North Texas studying the role of height in dating preferences found that it matters more to women than men.

After analyzing data from Yahoo! personal dating ads made by 455 men and 470 women, the results show that 48 point 9 percent of the women wanted to date someone taller than they are, while 13 point 5 percent of men expressed that they would only consider dating someone shorter.

Then the researchers surveyed 54 male university students, and 131 females and found that 55 percent of the females said they would only date men who are taller than them, and 37 percent of the male participants said they would only date someone shorter.

Lead author of the study George Yancey, a professor of sociology at the University of North Texas said: “…in a society that encourages men to be dominant and women to be submissive, having the image of tall men hovering over short women reinforces this value.”

Another study on the same topic from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands got even more specific and found that women want their partner to be eight inches taller than they are.

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