My phone gave a satisfying bing as a new message from Ok Cupid.com, the ubiquitous free online dating site, popped onto the screen: "Lime Green Robot is checking you out!
" Apparently Lime Green Robot liked what he saw, and sent me a message asking an important question to consider before even contemplating a first date: "Who is your favorite superhero?
Taller men may be seen as more dominant and assertive (Melamed, 1992).
In evolutionary terms, a larger man may have been able to provide more protection to their offspring, have greater genetic qualities to pass on to their future children, and thus may be awarded with greater social status.
What’s interesting is how women use height in gauging their attraction for men.
It turns out that height, like many other factors, depends on the individual – their own physical characteristics and what they’re looking for in a mate. Let’s first start with the tendency for women to prefer taller men since this idea is a common expectation.
This isn’t just a coincidence, nor it is it as simple as taller is better, although the research does show some preference for taller men.With men being taller on average compared to women, you might expect that most women would end up with taller men just by chance.However, researchers found that of the 720 couples in their study, only one was comprised of a taller woman and a shorter man (Gillis & Avis, 1980).So next time you meet a beautiful women who just happens to be taller than you, just follow these 3 simple steps for success: everyone is gawking at it… And the only way they would notice is if you mention it. It sounds obvious, but it really works…because at the end of the day, that’s what she is: A woman.So if you don’t mention your height difference…chances are she won’t mention it either. Taller women are uncomfortable (even if you’re really into her).Curiously, the research also showed that women enforced the norm more strongly than men.