And yet, isn’t this brazen height-ism just another variation on the kind of «no fat chicks» misogyny that would seem both offensive and outdated if a guy were to just casually drop it into a Tinder profile? You know, something like this:
«I will only date men 5’11″ and over,» says Annabelle, a 35-year-old woman standing at an above-average height of 5’11». «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.
«To be honest, the most important thing to me in a man is confidence and humor,» says Lisa, a 31-year-old woman married to a slightly shorter man. «Seriously, if he can make me laugh and is confident, he’s in. This is what attracted me to my husband.»