Asking open-ended questions in an online survey to ascertain height preferences, researchers concluded that 14 percent of men expressed a desire to date exclusively shorter women.
But when it came to women, nearly half or 49 percent of females said they only wanted to date men who were taller than themselves.
"Height is important to me and I don't want to be taller than the man I'm with.
Period." To be clear, this phenomenon doesn't apply to all, or even most women.
There are plenty of them placing far more weight on personal chemistry.
Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.
Demanding that any suitors be taller than 6'3" is a rather limiting request considering the average male height in the US tops out around 5'10".