"Women's cultural vision is being feminine, having a man big enough to make her feel protected.
Many women hold this stereotype to a point where it excludes a lot of people they might be interested in otherwise," said Dr.
My phone gave a satisfying bing as a new message from Ok Cupid.com, the ubiquitous free online dating site, popped onto the screen: "Lime Green Robot is checking you out!
While a lot of men don't want someone taller, they like the idea of a tall woman." Joey Maestas, 23, a digital journalist at , is 6-foot-1.In a 2001 study in , researchers examined 547 personal ads, and classified them in terms of the writer's preference for a thin partner, a physically fit partner, or no weight preference.They then mailed a figure rating scale to the ad writers and asked them to specify both ideal body size and acceptable body sizes for partners.They found that, despite what preference they expressed, women preferred a physically fit partner, while most men indicated that a number of body sizes would be acceptable.A few celebrity couples, like Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and Mick Jagger and L'Wren Scott, defy traditional relationship height standards, though they often receive criticism from the press.
They lined up several short men next to tall men, and asked women to choose a date.