Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the chief relationship expert for Perfect
Men may be less open to dating a tall woman than they think, she added.
I love the look people give you when you walk into the room with a really beautiful 6-foot-6 girl," Maestas said, though he admitted, "It gets a little awkward when it comes to kissing, especially when you're at a formal event and she is wearing heels."Nearly half of men in the study indicated that their tallest acceptable date could be taller than them or their height (24 and 23 percent, respectively), while 53 percent required their date to be shorter than them.
But a whopping 89 percent of women said the shortest person they would date would still have to be taller than them.
Only seven percent would accept someone who was their height, and just four percent would allow for a shorter guy.
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?
I like Captain Planet." He claimed to be college educated, appeared to be attractive, used correct grammar, and had acceptable taste in music -- everything I usually require from an online suitor before I respond.
However, his profile said he stands at an elfish 5-foot-5, while I am an Amazonian 5-foot-10. Dare I dodge OKCupid's arrow and ignore a potential soul mate, just because of his height?
found that both sexes preferred relationships where the woman was shorter than the man.
Curiously, the research also showed that women enforced the norm more strongly than men.
Twenty-three percent of men but only four percent of women said they were open to a relationship in which the woman was taller.