According to a University of British Columbia study (2011), it's not only height to which women are drawn.The study found that the social and emotional image a man presents was crucial to sexual attraction. This issue has been boggling the dating scene for a while now, as some believe people should not date girls taller than them or guys shorter than them.What if the tall girl likes the short guy and vice versa?But I bristle at the implication that there’s something inherently morally wrong about who I choose to date. I acknowledge that my palate is flawed and that I’m missing out on any number of delicious, well-crafted dishes that everyone else can enjoy.Guilting yourself into pursuing someone who you know, empirically, doesn’t do anything for you is a waste of time for everyone involved. Yes, maybe every once in a while I should take a bite of goat cheese and see if I like it — in case it is, as they say, an acquired taste. That is a waste of excellent goat cheese someone else would’ve loved to have eaten, not to mention that I will probably vomit all over you.I think something much simpler is going on: You’re chicken.
Dear Mighty Mite: I could wax philosophical on essentialism and social constructionism, but I don’t think a sophisticated cultural analysis is necessary in this case.But after years of this, I’m pretty sure I’ll always feel the same way about goat cheese. Personal preferences exist, and to deny that is willful ignorance.My aversion to goat cheese doesn’t make me a bad person — neither does my attraction to tall men. The internet has been abuzz since a new study revealed that New York women on online dating sites respond to only 1.2 percent of men shorter than five feet, nine inches tall. I’m 5’9″, which isn’t outrageously tall, but I have been 5’9″ since the sixth grade, when it outrageously tall.This surprising statistic has many up in arms — especially considering the average American woman is an appreciably more petite 5’4″ — including Glamour.com, which nobly set out yesterday to “debunk the reasoning” behind our apparent collective bias against dating short men. My self-consciousness about my size as a gawky preteen may have insidiously embedded itself into my neurobiology. I would love to date short men if only because it’d vastly expand my dating pool. I’ve known short men I considered both wonderful human beings and objectively quite cute — stamped with the official red seal of Boyfriend Material — but who never managed to flip whatever switch in my reptilian brain operates my vagina.Having heard short male clients of mine complain about their jeopardized status in the dating pool, I can speak for at least some of them when I say that short men believe that women see them as less than or deficient, as if models pulled off an assembly line because they don’t measure up to the others.If we conceptualize the dynamic along a continuum of developmental stages, it’s as if women see short men as awkward teens stunted in time, desperate at a school dance and relegated to the side wall.(To be fair, I am arguably both a moron and an asshole.) Refusing to date short men out of fear you’ll “look funny together” or that you won’t feel comfortable wearing heels — two of the common reasons preaches against — is rull, rull dumb, ladies.If you want to date somebody, date the shit out of them. Holding hands and smiling " data-medium-file="https://i1com/ Ok, so maybe it could feel a bit awkward bending down to kiss a guy who is shorter since it’s believed that guys have to be taller? Does it mean that short guys and tall girls should never date simply because of the rules in the dating scene? fit=900,599" / Who out there has ever dated a girl taller than them or a guy shorter than them? It’s high time this theory was demystified with facts!