I came across this article a few days ago:
There’s Finally An Answer To Why Men Prefer Short Girls Or Tall Girls
It was quite refreshing to read an article that does not necessarily concludes that all men like shorter girls or all women want a taller guy, but just focuses on what research shows on who is attracted to what type and it explains those observations.
I picked a few quotes about tall women for obvious reasons; there are also positive notes on short girls, so nobody will be left out, but I like to focus on tall women (because duh! 😉 ). Here we go:
‘If a guy is short and insecure, he may compensate for his height by seeking out a shorter woman. But if a guy is short and resourceful, he might pursue a taller woman.’
Many shorter men have to conquer the fear of dating women who are taller than they are. Many men might find taller women more imposing — and smaller women more inviting.’
‘And when men interact with tall women, as Roger Dobson explains for The Independent, the outcome is generally positive. According to Dobson, “both men and women judge a tall female on first sight as more intelligent, assertive, independent and ambitious.”’
‘If you’re a lad who fancies taller women, you might prefer a more independent and assertive companion. If you are a shorter man, you could be seeking out someone more nurturing.’
This is the only statement I struggle with, as being tall not necessarily means we ARE more independent or assertive than shorter women, even though that is what people might think based on assumptions and first impressions. You could argue shorter women have to be even more assertive as they do not have the advantage us tall women have when it comes to first impressions.
I also think taller women are not any less nurturing, as that is again based on a first impression. Research even suggests that tall people have more children on average. Sounds pretty nurturing to me.
So guys, be careful with assumptions based on first height impressions!
It is an interesting read though and I am curious to hear your thoughts.
Credits: The author of the article is Dan Scotti, the quotes used are from his article that was posted on www.elitedaily.com.