Height dating study
‘Tall, dark and handsome’ has been the stereotypical criteria for what a woman looks for in a man for as long as we can remember.
It’s had us all lusting for the likes of Jason Momoa and Hemsworth brothers, while also sparking insecurities among many men under the 6ft bar, but that’s all set to change, according to new research suggesting that the ideal height for a man is actually 5ft 8in.
Being obsessed with men's height — in a way that you'd never obsess about any other one of their qualities — is bad for women, bad for dating, and reinforces a society that says physical traits we can't control are more important than who we really are or what we achieve.The man is the shorter partner in only four percent of heterosexual pairings. If you ask any height-obsessed woman — or me, a decade ago — they'll probably feed you some line about a tall man making them feel "safe" or "tiny." But let's unpack that for a second.What are we saying when we say we want a big man to make us feel tiny?If two people make each other laugh and want to have sex all the time, who cares which one is more compact? Research suggests that short men do a larger share of the housework.A 2014 working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research on men’s heights and relationship dynamics found that on average, short men (here defined as 5-foot-7 and below) did eight hours and 28 minutes of housework per week, or about 28 percent of the total.