For chrissakes, I'm talking about , Amy Webb's memoir about online dating, she confesses she felt she needed a man who was at least five-ten.(Webb is five-six, making that requirement just one inch shy of the eight-percent average.) "I wanted someone to overpower me, who could wrap his entire body around me in a hug, but who could also throw me down on a bed and ravish me," she writes.Staten Island short stacks had just a 4.1 chance of being chatted up online, and Queens mini-men rounded out the boroughs with 5.4 percent.“People in bigger cities have more options and tend to be pickier,” explained Josh Fischer, who led the study.Men under 5’9″ in Jersey City have a 7.3% chance of getting contacted by a woman online—meaning short men in Jersey City are 533% more likely than short men just over the Hudson in Manhattan to be contacted by a woman viewing their profile.Either way, all men living in Jersey City are in luck in online dating. First analyzed over 50,000 interactions in the NY metropolitan area to determine how likely female users were to contact a male user that was 5’9″ or under when she viewed his profile. Here are the results: According to the data, “vertically challenged” men should think twice about which boroughs they decide to reside in if they are looking for love online.The Bronx came in a very close second with the chance of a woman contacting a short man being 1.240%.
Even supermodels and A-list actors struggle with it. Dating websites have given us the ability to narrow our search to specific preferences in physical appearance and personality, resulting in wish lists that rival Santa’s.
If you’re a woman, that usually means you want a man who is tall, at least taller than you and just as women shave a few pounds off for their dating profile, men, if they’re on the short side, tend to add a few inches.
When you meet in real life and tower over him in your heels, no matter how charming and good looking, if he’s shorter — forget it. Look at legendary beauty Sophia Loren and her much shorter husband, Carlo Ponti, or sultry movie star Nicole Kidman and country singer-songwriter husband Keith Urban or model Sophie Dahl and her musician husband Jamie Cullum.
The first question most strangers ask me is "How tall are you? In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter, while a monstrous nine of every ten women said they would only date a taller man.
" If I'm feeling charitable, I answer honestly: "6-foot-2." They often follow-up with, "Do you ever date shorter men? And online, it's even more brutal: Women can calculate how tall they are in their highest heels, add a few inches for good measure, and then filter out men who fall below that sum.