A friend and I were discussing this very issue today while having lunch in an outdoor cafe.
We decided to count couples and see how many had a taller man and shorter woman, and how many had a shorter man and taller woman. A study by Gillis and Avis in 1980 found that for every 100 couples, only 2 are likely to have a taller woman and shorter man.
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I asked a few of my favorite male bloggers to list three things that attract them to a woman, along with three things that “repel” them.
However, as it turns out, a lot of men can’t handle the fact that a woman is taller than them.
Sexy, blonde, with bangs that covered her forehead and a cute button-nose, looking sleek and bored in a black form-fitting dress. I smirked at her with a wink, and she pulled herself up to her full height. Add that to my list of strange fetishes, alongside the Pepto Bismol one.
“Asian guys complain about all this interracial dating, but is it really all that common?
Or are they just noticing the few interracial couples out there and making a big thing out of it? So I did an informal poll amongst my friends and found that 27% of them are in interracial relationships, within all of which the girls are Asian American.
A friend (who happens to be Caucasian guy and married to an Asian American girl) asked if there really are more interracial couples than intra-racial couples out there.Yes, focusing on what's inside is more important — but that's easier said than done.It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out.Or guys can also be completely dismissive once they see me in person and say, "You seem much taller in your photos" or "I didn't realize how short you were until you got off that stool." I recently had one guy actually look over my head to see if the person he was meeting was someone else besides me. But of course in a completely contradictory way, I'm usually attracted to men who are much, much taller than I am.So I guess opposites attract, or I just enjoy the awkward interactions/comical antics of doing activities with someone much taller than I? Standing out (physically) my whole life has led me to be much more confident and fearless of being different. There are definitely a lot of great guys who only see six feet as one small part of who I am.There were over 20 couples and all of them was of a taller man with a shorter woman. This suggests that in general, men tend to choose women who are shorter than they are and/or women choose men who are taller than they are.