Taller women dating shorter men
"For men, I think the cultural vision of a tall woman is a beautiful woman.
They gave the short men exceptional résumés, including those for a doctor and millionaire venture capitalist.
David Frederick, co-author of the study and visiting professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, wrote in an email.
"For some women, being with a taller partner makes them feel smaller, and it is not surprising that some women prefer this given the pressure on women to be slender." Evolutionarily speaking, women may have developed a preference for taller men because of the advantages height provides in male on male competitions, he added.
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.
Though there was some variation in terms of more women initiating dates, it was not widespread enough to challenge the dominant roles.