David Frederick, co-author of the study and visiting professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, wrote in an email.
Apparently Lime Green Robot liked what he saw, and sent me a message asking an important question to consider before even contemplating a first date: "Who is your favorite superhero?I like Captain Planet." He claimed to be college educated, appeared to be attractive, used correct grammar, and had acceptable taste in music -- everything I usually require from an online suitor before I respond.However, his profile said he stands at an elfish 5-foot-5, while I am an Amazonian 5-foot-10. Dare I dodge OKCupid's arrow and ignore a potential soul mate, just because of his height?found that both sexes preferred relationships where the woman was shorter than the man.Curiously, the research also showed that women enforced the norm more strongly than men.
Twenty-three percent of men but only four percent of women said they were open to a relationship in which the woman was taller.
"Women's cultural vision is being feminine, having a man big enough to make her feel protected.
Many women hold this stereotype to a point where it excludes a lot of people they might be interested in otherwise," said Dr.
Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the chief relationship expert for Perfect
Men may be less open to dating a tall woman than they think, she added.
"For men, I think the cultural vision of a tall woman is a beautiful woman.