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.
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.
I like Captain Planet." He claimed to be college educated, appeared to be attractive, used correct grammar, and had acceptable taste in music -- everything I usually require from an online suitor before I respond.
However, his profile said he stands at an elfish 5-foot-5, while I am an Amazonian 5-foot-10. Dare I dodge OKCupid's arrow and ignore a potential soul mate, just because of his height?
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.