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.
If you’re not 6 feet tall or taller, then you may as well just resign yourself to a sexless life of Napoleon jokes.
Of course, short is relative; what we consider “average” height varies depending on geographic locale and someone who’s 5’6″ would consider someone who’s 5’9″ (the average for American men) to be lucky.
But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.
That is, say that tall women are sexy, you love the long legs, you like to be towered over by a woman.
Generally, there isn't an issue with tall guys dating shorter (or average height!
) women, but an issue does seem to arise for some people in tall dating when the woman is the taller of the two. First of all, it's probably a good idea on your tall men dating or tall women dating profile to mention is height is an issue for you - it's best to be straight up about it to save awkward situations later.
But you only have to skim through a few women's online dating profiles to discover height is regularly listed as a qualifier -- sometimes, as the only qualifier, even for women of average height.
Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.
Being tall isn't everybody's cup of tea, and not only that, when you're tall it can be totally off-putting to have someone really short chasing you when you're not keen on the little and large look.