When you're looking for a woman to date, the list of qualities to consider can seem infinite. There's hair color. Skin tone. Style. Every guy has his own preferences, and these influence whom he dates. But it's particularly hard to ignore one asset - a woman's height.
Height is often the first thing you notice about someone when you first meet. You'll estimate a woman's height as soon as you approach her. You'll notice it when you first make eye contact, you'll be aware of it the first time you hold her hand, and you'll certainly pay attention to it the first time you're in bed together.
Whether you're into tall women or petite ones, no type is universally superior. That said, it would be wrong to deny that individual guys have their own preferences. While some dudes might not even include height when considering the qualities they desire in a woman, others put a great deal of emphasis on how their potential partners measure up (pun intended).
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. He might help a woman find her car in a crowded parking lot. Maybe he'll offer to reach for the top shelf at Whole Foods.
OK, I was kidding there - but, point being, there are pros and cons to a man's own height in seeking a partner. If you were wondering why you've been singularly attracted to tall or short women in particular, science may reveal the deeper meaning behind your "type". Here's what the research has to say.
Continue reading below:
Recommended Articles for you