Girls, why is a man's height important when finding a partner?

Girls, why is a man's height important when finding a partner?


Explanations of responses would be great.
  • I just find it physically attractive.
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  • It makes me feel protected.
    Vote B
  • It's a genetic trait I'd like to be able to pass on to my kids should we have any.
    Vote C
  • More than one of these.
    Vote D
  • None of these.
    Vote E
  • Height doesn't matter. He could several inches shorter than me and I would still date him.
    Vote F
  • I'm a guy/Results
    Vote G
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Lol, I love how the amount of men who voted to see results is more than the women who have currently voted

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Most Helpful Guys

  • I have Some reasons are :

    1. Around a hot tall guy, you get to wear heels with reckless abandon without worrying that you will tower over him!

    2. They are born knowing how to pick you up and throw you on a bed :p

    3. When you are near a hot tall guy, you feel safe, like nothing can happening to you because other people are intimidated by tall people.

    4. You feel safe when they hug you, and your height matches theirs in such a way that your ear hits their heart and you can hear it beat.

    5. When they hug you from behind they can rest their chin on your head and grab you, causing you to melt a little bit inside.

    6. You can turn their sweaters and shirts into dresses. Just throw on some pumps and hit the club, gurl!

    7. Hot guys who are tall and big can reach stuff off the top shelf for you, and when they do you can stare at them and watch as their muscles flex.

    8. All tall hot guys are sexy when sitting down because they are so tall that they have to slouch, meaning their legs are spread open kind of and just yessss.

    9. Tall guys look great in clothes because clothes are made with tall people in mind. Plus it’s really cute when they roll their pants up to show some of their socks, a look that only tall people can pull off effectively!

    10. They have healthy genes.

    11. You will never have to wear kitten heels/ be conscious about your shoe choice/worry about looking taller than your man.

    12. People who love tall guys know that the act of looking at a tall dude is an act of seduction because you have to look up at him and just omg.

    13. If you’re shorter than your man friend, you “fit” together with them in awesome ways.

    14. Sometimes a hot guy is so tall that-holding his hand is awkward so you hold his bicep instead, which is just as good!

    15. Because when your hot tall man friend takes you to concerts, he can see everything but will use his domineering height to comb through the crowd to make sure you get to see, too.

    16. When you go to stuff with him it will be easier for your friends to spot you in the crowd.

    17. You will always be seen as cute and cuddly to a tall dude.

    18. They have long legs…

    19. When it’s raining outside a tall guy will pull out his umbrella and you will remain perfectly dry!

    20. When you share a bed with a hot tall guy at night it’s easier to get into his little nook.

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  • I feel sorry for really short guys. I know of ways how it can be swung in their favor though as I've seen some do.

    They go into very niche flamboyant styles where they actually appear very attractive for select groups of women. I hope their interest in those scenes are genuine though, because otherwise it's a little sad.

    If you're a really short guy. Get slim and let your hair grow out. Except for the body hair, that you shave off!
    Go as far away as you can from masculine/broad appeal looks because you're not going to wing that anyway. Turn yourself into an indie-pop looking thing (or any other colorful androgynous alt-scene person).

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    • I'm 5'7 is that even considered "really" short for a guy?
      I am actually appealed by long, grown-out hair.

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    • @CharlieUnicorn
      It's below average if you are European descended anyway.
      Still, I would love to go out with a woman who was taller than me.
      I just read that there aren't as many who are accepting of shorter guys though.

      My height per se isn't really my self-esteem issue.

    • That's good. When I was talking about really short guys, what I had in mind were men I knew who actually have a condition. Stunted growth because they had leukemia or some severe hormonal unbalance growing up. The few men who appear almost childlike physically.

      This type of dude's best option is to adopt a fringe style that really stands out and is more androgynous. They do however need to have a good creep radar as they'll also attract pedophile women.

Most Helpful Girls

  • I prefer shorter guys. The taller the guy, the more insignifancant I feel. There are sometimes exceptions. The height matters to me when you get to the extremes. Honestly I wouldn't mind if he was 4 foot 11. As long as you don't obsess over your height, it's ok.

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  • It’s purely on instinct. I like looking up at him and feeling protected, and I want to wear heels and still be shorter. That being said, we don’t always get what we want, and if I end up with someone who’s a few centimetres taller AND I love him I guess I can’t do anything about it.

    About the whole genetics thing, females seem to not understand that at all. The father’s height isn’t a 100% determination of the child’s height. The mother also takes part in that. Sometimes the height comes from the mother rather than the father. You can have two short parents and still have a tall child too.

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What Guys Said 28

  • The truth is: Most women are shallow.

    Unleash the rain of downvotes now 😋

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    • How are we shallow? 😂

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    • It’s a minority some are and I can’t stand them but guys can be equally shallow

    • @shyapples2 GAG women say otherwise. Just take a look yourself and you will see. Or did you mean the women you know don't have any height requirements?

  • It makes them feel all small and protected. Like the guy can save them from anything. Until that guy turns out to be an abusive asshole. Then they're just small and defenseless, unable to protect themselves from him. Soooooo, you know... everything has its pros and cons.

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  • Women want a man who is taller than them because it conforms to gender stereotypes and makes them feel small and feminine and delicate.

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    • Girls don't want to conform to gender stereotypes... At least I don't. I for one, do want to be short and my boyfriend be tall. I want to look small and delicate and still be able to kick ass. That's what I want. There ain't no confirming to gender stereotypes there. It's about looking the way I feel good about myself and still feeling like the guy is there to protect me, but I still don't need it because I can kick ass. We can't all have that, so we can at least have our guy protect us at the very least. But no gender stereotypes.

    • Taller isn't better, stronger is better, smarter is better, better is better.

  • Feminists says body positivitie. But when it comes to men, they only want tall, broad shoulder, bearded handsome men. İts hypocrisy.

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    • "Feminism" doesn't exactly represents feminism anymore. It's about women complaining when it's beneficial for them. All about equality myself, but "feminism" just makes me want to jump off a bridge.

  • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

    Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

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    • This is bullshit! We can feel sexually attracted to someone before we know anything about them! What are you even talking about?

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    • No being attracted to someone i think is like being sexually attracted but not as much but we wouldn't be attracted to animals or girls (if we r straight) we would think they are attractive but we dint want to be with them

    • @candycanehearts That's why it is confusing, because most of the time girls use this sentence "i can definitely find a guy attractive" or "I find men body attractive".

      Because finding someone is not same as being attracted to him.

      1. I find him attractive
      2. I find him attractive

      Both sentences are same but how would I know that which one is attraction and which one is not? Another thing is physical attraction vs sexual attraction. It doesn't make sense to me.

  • that's like asking guys why big boobs are important xD

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  • Whenever a woman on Tinder asks for my height, I ask her back why that is important to her. And then they immediately unmatch me, before they even realize, that I am actually really tall, much taller than their desired height 😂😂

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  • I think it's mostly instinctual. Taller men seem stronger, more protective, things like that.

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  • I think it's a traditional role expectation that says the man should be the taller and stronger one in order to be her bodyguard.

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    • Yeah well if its traditional then women should have their ass in the kitchen cooking and doing household cleaning and chores like ironing and vacuuming

  • @Allie_Oops I'll be reacting only to your update:
    This is what I'm keep saying. Look how much more men are active online, than women. It's like this everywhere.

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  • I for one don't care if I don't fit into her dainty little threshold because if she's that shallow to reject a guy over something that he can't change, she isn't worth my time.

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  • It’s because it adds to a woman’s feeling of security.
    They need that by nature.
    However, a shorter man can still add to that in other ways.

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  • I'm 6"5' and I think that's what most girls like, but I'm black and girls seem scared and nervous around me. When I don't do anything to them but they're still stuck on a man's skin color

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    • 6'5 god damn. Im like 6'1 and never had any girl not like my height ;)

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    • What r u if u don't mind

    • German/Spanish mix

  • Hello grandma, I'm surprised you know how to use websites..

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  • Come on girls lol 😂 of course you care about height

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    • Hey care about skin color to cus I'm 6”5 and I think they're intmidated by me than anything

  • Women are shallow

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  • They're shallow as hell, simple as that

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  • you can't control what you're attracted to lol.

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    • I love this answer

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    • @worldscolide you're welcome

    • wonder who down voted me...

  • Because they lack intelligence what makes a person date worthy

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  • I like how some playful girls voted the guy option.

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  • My grandma has always told me my spirit is tall, agile, and willful.

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  • That's like asking why booty is important

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  • Nah all it proves is how shallow women are

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  • They dislike short guys haha

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  • Bothers me to see smaller women with tall guys.

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  • It shows he has had good access to nutrients.

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  • Here for answers lol

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  • Waiting for girls responses eagerly nice question

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    • Yeah, I asked it because guys complain all the time how women want men to be a certain height but never want to hear the reason so I just turned it into a poll question so there will no longer be an argument about it lol

What Girls Said 47

  • I just think bigger guys are hotter.

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  • I guess it makes some girls feel protected and small. Personally, I don’t care about height at all.

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  • It’s technically how women are “built”. Like men tend to go for women who have a healthy appearance (it’s what they are programmed to do), women were programmed thousands of years ago to go for strong men. Tall doesn’t always mean strong, but it does somewhat represent power. Of course there are exceptions, which is great! A guy cannot control his height, which we do realize. But logic doesn’t always match attraction.

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    • How tall are you and how tall do you like your guys

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    • I am talking about sexual attraction not sleeping with someone.

      You can sexually attracted to someone and may not act on it.

      Do you experience sexual attraction without emotional connection?

    • @estrellaceleste 100% correct! But most of the time, in order to sleep with someone, you’d either have to be pretty much wasted or feel somewhat sexually attracted, no? Otherwise I believe it wouldn’t feel consensual.

      I have felt attraction like that without knowing the person whatsoever. But it was after a breakup and I was pretty torn up, so I’m not sure if that counts. However I did not act upon it as that’s just not who I am.

  • As someone who is naturally petite and discussed this with men who are significantly taller than me, some guys like the feeling of cuddling
    women that are not on the same height it makes them feel masculine. Now as a woman, I can say I like to take comfort in the fact that I feel protected by a taller man, I feel like it’s a natural instinct I can’t help but be attracted to!

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    • How tall are you and how tall do you like your guys

    • @RaceAgainstMachine I’m 5 “1 and my preference ranges from 5 “9 - 6”4

    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

  • I just prefer the guy to be taller. Not like suuuuper taller than me though where its awkward. But I like it because it is physically attractive, and just seems right haha. I can wear heels and not tower over him. I am 5'4" so finding a guy taller was never an issue.

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  • I personally don’t like really tall men. Anything over 5’11 is too tall to me (I am 5’3). I would not date anyone shorter than me, the idea makes me uncomfortable, however I would readily date (and have dated) someone my height or close to. My mother is 5’1 and is married to a man that is 6’4 and it makes me extremely uncomfortable. I like proportions I guess, but I’m probably not the majority.

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    • 5’ 3 is my height*

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    • It’s a preference

    • Then if you have emotional connection with a ugly guy and if he is tall then you will become sexually attracted to him?

  • same reason why weight is important to some guys: it just what they like and find attractive. But for me, height isn't really a big deal to me. Most guys I've like have always been average height or some what taller. 5'4 and up has always been fine with me. If happen to like a guy and he's tall, cool, if he's my height (5'4) then that's also okay.

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    • I feel like you're in touch with your emotions in a sensible way.

    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

  • It's important, but you don't have to be really tall, just 3-4 inches taller than me is enough. As for feeling protected, I would rather feel safe with a guy that is strong and knows how to fight but is average in height than a 6'5" guy that is skinny and has no self defence training.

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  • I had a taller spouse. Towering over me. Dominating me. It seems to give some people entitlement to abuse their partner. I'll take someone my own height next time.

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    • Uh... I don't think a man's height is going to dictate how he's going to treat you. Either he's an ass or he's not.

    • I guess I married an ass. I'm single now.
      Check out the song "I flushed you from the toilet of my heart"

  • So I'm 4 feet 9 inches and a tall broad shouldered nice gentleman just makes me feel protected and contained. I can't help be be attracted to a guy like that.

    PS😂 before anyone says I'm like a dwarf, I'll have you know I am VERY proportionate and fit lol

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    • @estrellaceleste No it's not.

    • If they are not asexual before emotional connection connection then they should feel sexual attraction but they can't. If they were not asexual then they would feel attraction.

  • I like height because I find it to be physically attractive as long as its something reasonable like 6ft, I think 7ft would be a bit too much for me. Not only that but you feel all protected and stuff when you're next to a tall guy and it makes you feel awesome. I mean, have you ever tried spooning with a tall guy? It's the best.

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  • Okay Imna be honest here, and also I can't speak for every girl.
    Yenno, there's something about tall guys that I keep falling for them
    Because, it makes me feel protected and makes him wanna protect me, it's so cute❤️

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    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

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    • @deliriousmistakess Girls do get sexually attracted to guys without knowing their personality. Sexual attraction works without any other type of attraction

    • @Girllovesmysteries I know girls like taller guys but they aren't attracted to taller guys without knowing their personality. You can like your shoes, your makeups but you wouldn't marry you shoes and makeups. That's why I asked.

  • Because have you seen a tall man in a long coat or with a long jacket?

    And I don't know about the other girls here but the tallest men I have ever interacted with romantically, were the biggest sweethearts. My brother, too, who is above six feet has a tiny girlfriend and he treats her like a queen. Maybe a coincidence, that they are tall and noble men.

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  • because I dont know about other girls but I feel VERY unsafe most of the time walking home from school walking to school sometimes even just being alone with a guy somewhere and I would really like to feel more safe in those situations so if I had a boyfriend 5'5 same as me I wouldn't feel that safe so I would want a guy 5'9 and up personally to feel more protected

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    • Or maybe just do fighting sport and defend yourself... ontop of that height doesn't give much of an advantage when fighting...

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    • How's that a midget? You're not much shorter than me, I'm 5'9", lol

    • @Rangers compaired to her I am she is 6'7

  • It has never been important to me, and I really don't understand why it's important to other people.

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  • I could care less.
    I don't go height searching. "Ooh, that guy is cute- Oh wait, he's not 6" 2, PASS. "

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  • It only matters if he’s more than like two or three inches shorter than me, that’s the only time it’s a problem. But I’m only 5’4 so that isn’t a hard requirement to meet.

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  • The height has multiple layers of protective feelings for me
    1) psychological
    2) instinctual
    3) he just looks better when he is taller.
    4) love to tip-toe just to kiss him.

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  • https://youtu.be/3DLZjvjpFxo best answer I can give you.

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  • It isn't in my opinion, but I've heard from other girls that if he's taller than you, you feel small and protected.
    xx
    ~ Mrs Manson

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  • Biological instinct. Tall height gives security of better being able to protect a girl and makes her feel more secure. Also, less people are willing to mess with you in general if your tall.

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    • I've had home boys tell me that they don't get weird/aggressive looks from people such as young thugs from Eastern Europe when they're rolling with men. I always had a peaceful mind, but somehow my height scares thuggish people.

    • me* not men*

  • I'm so turned on by a male who is so much bigger than me in size... it just makes me feel so feminine and weak around him, I like that feeling so much

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    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

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    • @deliriousmistakess I guess your scientific studies on this practically are your opinion.

  • It doesn't matter what a person looks like. It's the way he treats others that matters. 😉

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  • It's physically attractive and I can't see myself with a short man or a man who's my height. It doesn't look good to me.

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    • How tall are you and how tall do you like your guys

    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

    • 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
      All the downotes from short guys...

  • It’s on instinct and height difference is cute, a guy who is 3 inch+ is enough for me — I’m 5’4” 👐🏼

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    • Since girls are at first not attracted to any gender. Women does not experience sexual attraction until they form a emotional connection with someone. In general, Women are not sexually attracted to anyone of any gender, but if an emotional connection is formed with someone else, they may experience sexual attraction towards the specific partner (s).

      Then why height matter? Because before forming emotional connection you can't feel attracted to tall guys?

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    • You are such a troll. Physical and sexual attraction is same thing

  • I think that’s pure (and probably unconscious) Darwinism.

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  • I’m 5’7 and I am for the most part always in heels. I would like a guys at least 3 inches taller than me when I’m in heels. I hate being taller.

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    • Gotta love the heels!

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    • True, very true. You have a really good point here.

    • Then why height matters?

  • It isn't. Height is irrelevant to me. There are more important things to pay attention to than someone's height...

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  • Taller than me is fine. I’m only 5’4. I like to feel protected and if I have a son I would want him to start stronger as a taller male.

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  • I don't know. Tall men just approach me more. I dont care that much about height. I'd date some say 2 inches shorter than me but no more than that

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