Dating a man who is shorter than you

11 Apr

For chrissakes, I'm talking about , Amy Webb's memoir about online dating, she confesses she felt she needed a man who was at least five-ten.(Webb is five-six, making that requirement just one inch shy of the eight-percent average.) "I wanted someone to overpower me, who could wrap his entire body around me in a hug, but who could also throw me down on a bed and ravish me," she writes.But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria. It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference.When one guy changed his height on his Ok Cupid profile from his actual 5'4" to an average 5'9", his response rate nearly doubled.At just under 5ft 10in, I consider myself a tall woman.

It’s been well documented, pound for pound, shorter men have greater endurance, stronger muscles, faster reaction times, faster body movement and are less likely to break bones.” Plus, he adds, “Shorter men live longer.

Sexual attraction largely derives from your upbringing.

What’s interesting about my client, Alexis, is that she had it wrong when it comes to her attitude about short men.

The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner.

Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.