Studies and experiments
A study from Rice University, Texas, found that:
- data from the Yahoo! personal dating advertisements of 455 males (average height of 5 feet 8 inches and average age of 36 years) and 470 females (average height of 5 feet 4 inches and average age of 35 years) from throughout the U.S., found that 13.5 percent of the men wanted to date only women shorter than they are. In contrast, nearly half of the women – 48.9 percent – wanted to date only men taller than they are ... while 55 percent of female respondents wanted to date only men taller than they are.
A social experiment on OKcupid found that men lying about their height by increasing it by 3 inches received 13 percent more replies as well as lenghtier replies. Short-shaming sometimes overlaps with incelphobia. Discrimination against short men isn't limited to the dating scene. Data shows that for each inch of lower height, a man earns 789 dollars a year. In other words, its not your work ethic or competence that earns you money; rather it's your looks.
Why women like tall men
For many women, dating is about status and seem to have agreed that tallness means prestige. Women pick men who will inspire the envy of other women and getting a tall man seems like a victory in women's competition with other women, although this unspoken bragging right is not really openly discussed in society, since they want to downplay the blackpill.