That leaves short men with a smaller pool of women to date and marry. Their relationships tend to last longer, although that may have more to do with their partners’ choices.
Shorter guys -- less than 5-foot-7 -- "get divorced at lower rates,” Weitzman noted.
Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.
They also marry women who are closer to their height — or taller.
The study also examined what happens in the course of these relationships and found --somewhat paradoxically -- that tall men, though they are viewed as more masculine, are more likely to be in egalitarian relationships.
You find yourself looking at a rapidly shrinking group of potential partners if your height requirement is the first round filter in your dating approach. Threatened not by short women themselves, but by the possibility of ending up alone.
As a rather Amazonian woman myself (6′2′’) I have gradually evolved toward a more mature conceptualization of myself and my position in society.
But your height difference is hurting your happiness.
The first question most strangers ask me is "How tall are you? In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter, while a monstrous nine of every ten women said they would only date a taller man.
looked at the sex lives of heterosexual men who have steady female partners. While some may be deemed cocky, in the same vein a woman is considered a "bitch" simply because she knows what she wants, short guys are brewing with security. Research from New York University found that short men are significantly less likely to get divorced than average and tall men. The average height for men is 5-foot-9 and NOT six-feet.
They found that the lucky dudes getting it on the most were 25 to 29 years old, weighed less than 172 pounds ... In fact, the Napoleon Complex is actually code for ridiculously ambitious. While tall men want to get married earlier, their marriages don't last like those of short men. Once you drop that absurd height requirement, you'll double, and maybe even triple, your chances for love.7. When you're laying down getting it on, who even notices height?
Taller, heterosexual, girls and women are a little bit of a complicated group.
As I’m sure you’ve already noticed browsing through the Internet—there are almost countless memes, tweets, and tumblr posts—the dominant impression seems to be that they are not fans of these arrangements. Without exception internalized ideas about femininity play a large role in this effect.
TV personality Kim Kardashian, right, and her then-fiance, NBA basketball player Kris Humphries, arrive at the Kardashian Kollection launch party on Aug. While Humphries's height may have made him more attractive to her, their marriage did not last.