I’m superficial at times. I’m not ashamed to admit that. This is especially true when I’m looking at women. Sound harsh? Not hardly. I’m a heterosexual male and for those that are a little slow it means I like women. I know what I like and more importantly I know what I don’t like. So when I saw this tweet on my timeline yesterday I had no problem agreeing.
In no way would I not date a woman if she wasn’t 5’7. In fact I think I would date a woman as short at 5’2 and as tall as 6’0. That being said I do have a height preference but I know a lot of women who have a height requirement. There is a difference. If you ask most women if they would prefer a tall man or short man, most will say that would never date a man under a certain height. I can understand if a woman who is 5’11 says she wants to date a man 6’0 and above but I don’t understand how a woman who is 5’5 seriously saying she wants a man who is 6’3.
And they say that males tend to place a higher value on physical appearance in a partner than women. I call bullshit. True men are more attracted to women who are shorter than them, have a youthful appearance and have features such as a symmetrical face, full breasts, full lips, and a low waist-hip ratio. But women are more attracted to men who display a high-degree of facial symmetry, are taller than them and who have a relatively narrow waist, a V-shaped torso, and broad shoulders.
If you were to ask me I would say that men and women are equally superficial when it comes to physical appearances. I don’t fall for the rhetoric that women care more about what’s on the inside and they aren’t one-dimensional. I asked this:
if you could make the person you’re dating any height what would it be?
No men answered my question (I wonder why) but here are the responses by my some of my women followers: