Tall woman dating short man

Only seven percent would accept someone who was their height, and just four percent would allow for a shorter guy.

"Women view taller men as more likely to be physically dominant and potential protectors, which provides a feeling of safety," Dr.

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.

They gave the short men exceptional résumés, including those for a doctor and millionaire venture capitalist.

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!

" Apparently Lime Green Robot liked what he saw, and sent me a message asking an important question to consider before even contemplating a first date: "Who is your favorite superhero?

Frederick's claim is in keeping with the experience of Allison Hughes, 25, a 5-foot-8 book publisher from Washington, D.

C., who found that dating shorter guys made her feel less confident.

Despite their glowing qualities, the women always chose the taller men.

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