From Cosmopolitan View photos I know many an otherwise open-minded woman who swears that she would never date someone shorter than she is, and I used to count myself among them. So much for that deal-breaker. One study in the U. According to the CDC , the average height difference between men and women is 5. Do with that what you will. And both men and women feel pressure to adhere to height norms: One study of college students found that about 50 percent of guys wanted their partners to be shorter than them, while 90 percent of women wanted their partners to be taller than them.
Guys who are comfortable with you being taller are likely comfortable with your ambition, intellect, and talent too. Wear whichever killer heels your heart desires.
View photos Photo credit: Finding someone who is socially, emotionally, intellectually, and sexually compatible with you is hard.
The CDC has reported that about 59 percent of U. Dating shorter can help you get over your own insecurities about size. When I first started dating a shorter guy, I felt insecure: I even wondered with some concern whether I weighed more than he did, again, not because I felt like I needed to lose weight, but because I had absorbed the cultural script that says that women should be daintier than guys.
If two people make each other laugh and want to have sex all the time, who cares which one is more compact? Anthony Harvey More 5. Research suggests that short men do a larger share of the housework. Tall men 6-foot-2 and above completed about seven hours and 30 minutes a week, while men of average height did seven hours and 38 minutes.
Yes, men of all statures are doing less housework than they should how tall are the men who do 50 percent of it? Short men may also earn a larger share of the household income.
The same paper found that 78 percent of short men out-earn their partners, as opposed to 69 percent of average men and 71 percent of tall men. Short men are least likely to divorce. Finally, the paper showed that while divorce rates for tall and average-height men were comparable, they were 32 percent lower for short men.
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