The double standard being that a woman can turn down men for being too short but men are shamed for turning down women for weighing too much. usually saying something like 'it shouldn't matter.'
Do you think this double standard is real and how prevalent do you think it is?
- Yes there is a double standard and is very prevelant in the dating scene
- Yes there is a double standard but only among a small group of women
- No there isn't a double standard actually
- Can we all just PLEASE have our own preferences without shaming each other for them? Amen?
Most Helpful Girls
i can’t speak for every girl but my care for how tall a guy is stems probably from my own height insecurities being so tall. having a significant other shorter than you only accentuates how tall you are. weight is a completely different ball game in my opinion and WAY touchier of a subject. asking someone’s height is a fairly normal question where asking someone’s weight is douchy.
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You mean in the questions that are asked? Not at all. In my opinion, it's nonsensical for a woman to ask a man about his height as if it matters (aside from having children) and if it IS important to her based on attraction, she shouldn't get upset if he asks about her weight. It's a preference but there isn't a double standard. I do think men and women want specified weight and heights for different reasons though.
Men want a woman that physically appeals to him. Understandable. Women want that too... but there is more to it than just attraction.
That woman in the video said it right though (1:25). In the past, the taller a man was, the more assumed qualities he had (power, wealth, status, confidence, etc.) and I think some women still think that today.
I also understand the French woman based on what she said (lying her head on his chest, cuddling) and the woman that preferred to "look up". These are all other reason.
Anyway, no. I don't think it's a double standard.
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Most Helpful Guys
I have never turned down a girl because she was too tall or too short. I have been turned down by a woman who is taller than me and that really blew!
This weight thing in insane. If I am not turned on by Laura Lardass, why should I pretend I am interested and ask her for a date? Am I really doing a girl a favor by PRETENDING to be attracted to her?