It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out. While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping. In a society where there are ideals of femininity and masculinity, it can be difficult for individuals who don't fit neatly into those boxes. Plus, navigating the world of dating is already a mess, so being on an extreme end of any physical spectrum doesn't exactly make it any easier. Kevin: I'm not one to complain about being short, because once you realize you can shop in the children's section and climb on top of things to get to out-of-reach objects, you're pretty much on a level playing field with the rest of the world. But when it comes to dating, it can be tricky.
Mind The Gap: Does Height Really Matter When You're Dating?
Mind The Gap: Does Height Really Matter When You're Dating? | HuffPost UK Life
After analyzing the DNA sequence of more than 13, couples, the researchers found that couples in committed relationships tend to share many of the same genes that play a role in determining height. Guys generally wind up with women around the same height or a couple inches shorter than them. Ladies go for dudes who stand at their height or a couple inches taller, says Gordon Gallup, Ph. This trend could serve a bigger purpose, which is to stabilize the distribution of height in the population, he says. If men and women both preferred only taller or only shorter mates, the height distribution would shift—creating a semi-taller or semi-shorter society. And that matters, because there are important health costs associated with being very tall or very short, Gallup says.