Particularly for busy professionals, online dating has evolved from a novelty to a necessity.
Yet with so many options, online dating can be time consuming given the enormous amount of potential partners to choose from.
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When you finally manage to make a choice, you are lukewarm about your selection, eyeing nearby tables to see if what other diners ordered looks better than the choice you made.
For many singles, online dating fosters the same mindset due to the overflowing array of potential partners.
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When I ask these women why they would discount all but a mere 10 to 15 per cent of the human male population, they usually answer they’re “not attracted to guys shorter than six feet.” I follow up by asking them if they’d reject George Clooney (five-foot-10). How about turning down a date with Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on (five-foot-six).
When pressed further, these women (of all heights, incidentally) reveal they “like to wear heels” or want to “feel like a girl,” as if certain heights were more inherently masculine or feminine than others.
Dating is frustrating for just about everyone, but chances are if you are a) straight man who is b) single and c) not especially tall, you’re getting the short end of the stick.
According to social psychologists Elaine Hatfield and Susan Sprecher, height is one of the most important characteristics defining male physical attractiveness to women.