18th November 2018

Women Prefer Taller Men…But What’s Wrong About the Short Ones?

A new piece of research has shown that women prefer tall men because they’re better at fighting – something about downward punches being more powerful (despite the LIES cartoons have pedalled about upper-cuts sending people flying through the air).

The taller the caveman, the better he was at fighting off woolly mammoths and T-Rexs* and blokes who wanted to bash us on the head with a big stick and drag us to their semi-detached cave. Which meant our offspring would be safe, assuring the future of the human race and guaranteeing that one day, you’d get to read a wonderful blog about short men.

Let me clear one thing up first: like most women, I do like a tall man. Having dated a burly, 6ft 3in-er, I can see the benefits.

There’s nothing nicer than having to stand on tiptoes to kiss someone, partly because looking up rather than down is very flattering, chin-wise. And as Caroline in the office just pointed out, tall men make you feel smaller, which is always lovely.

But I still think there’s nothing wrong with a diminutive fella. The man I was with for eight years was 5ft 6in (he insisted he was 5ft 7-and-a-half, but I was the one with the tape measure), just two inches taller than me.
If he’d cared about being a bit on the short side, maybe I’d have cared too. If he’d banned me from wearing heels, got in a huff whenever taller men hove into view, or had a Napoleon Complex, it probably would have mattered a lot.

But he didn’t give a hoot. He was confident and relaxed in his own skin, and thought anyone who cared how tall he was must be a bit of an idiot. And although, admittedly, I wished he was a bit taller at first, I soon realised that his laid-back confidence was actually one of the things I found most attractive about him – and his height was part and parcel of that.

Okay, so thanks to his longish hair, people often mistook us for two women when we kissed in public, which wasn’t great for his ego. But on the plus side, if he ever got leaves stuck in his hair, I spotted them right away.
It would be nice if the next man I fall for is tall. But I don’t mind if he’s not, as long as he’s got the confidence to pull it off. And I probably don’t have the choice anyway, seeing as my single friends’ new catchphrase seems to be, “You don’t mind short men, so I get the tall one.”

As Caroline further points out (she is very wise), when you find someone you really like, your wish-list goes out of the window. So forget tall men – the only thing that really counts is whether you click.

Source:  Cosmo

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  2. It might be new research on the why of it, but it’s old news that women like tall men (except European women for some reason; all European men can’t be that short. o.O Can they?). What I don’t like is that most of the tall men are with short women; what about us tall women? I’m 5’9″; if the guy is not at least 6’2″ I still think he’s short, and even that seems a little on the short side sometimes.

    • Bang on the dot Daimoniqui!! I am myself 5.7 and I hardly get to LOOK UP TO A MAN! It’s usually eye to eye or, god help me, shorter! But you know what, even eye to eye is not that bad, if you click with the person on emotional, physical and intellectual level…No?

  3. As a man, I’m 6 foot 1 But I must totally agree that the women I have dated really didn’t care that I was on the tall side and I noticed a lot of women in texas didn’t care if they had short man or tall man. I guess for some women or man it’s about money or are they aristocratic or intelligence or how good looking they are. I think too it’s all about compatibility. Not necessarily about height. Good looking people are always in demand. you can be a tall man but if you’re ugly, you better be a basketball player or have lots of money so, good looking people are more in demand.

    • To each their own, totally makes sense. However, there are certain physical attributes that draws opposites gender towards each other, and height seems to be one of them. I, personally, think that a taller man symbolizes protection and security, which is why a lot of us from fairer gender seems drawn to them.
      6.0 ft…rather tall you are dear! Lucky you! 🙂

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