Average height for women is 5’4 actually.
Wouldn’t it make sense for women to seek out shorter men, and men to seek out taller women, to eliminate the height gap? Isn’t face to face eye contact much more intimate?
I think it's a public image issue. Since the taller man is more traditional, people don't like bumping tradition. And it's the caveman me protect you Jane, aspect too. It does make sense that the two get together and average it out. This is rational though. Preferences aren't all rational.
I’ve always preferred women my height because of the intimacy eye contact creates. I don’t like women way shorter than me. I would rather date a girl a few inches taller than me over one several inches shorter
How tall are you and how tall do you like your guys?
I dunno. Seems perfectly acceptable for women and men. I’d say 5’7 is fine too, it’s just that i’m used to tall people. I’m 5’5/5’6 (166 cm). I prefer men to be 5’9 or taller but anywhere from 5’7 is dateable to me.
What about 5’5-5’6?
Do you wear heels?
Do you wish you were taller or shorter?
Can you pee standing up?
No, 5’5-5’6 would be too short because yes, I do occasionally wear heals, and I don’t want to be taller than him when I do. No, I think my height is pretty good for a woman.
Why don’t you want to be taller than him when you wear heels? And didn’t you just say 5’7 or 5’8 is a good height for everyone, so shouldn’t you want to be that height?
And if a guy is 5’7 or 5’8, wouldn’t he still be shorter than you when you wear heels?
Just because I think that’s a good height, doesn’t mean everyone should be that height. That’d be boring as hell, man. I don’t wear 10 cm heals or anything, damnz
Why don’t you wear 10 cm heels?
Why do you prefer 5’9 or taller?
How is taller than 5’8 getting too tall if you’re 5’11?
What’s wrong with a girl 5’11 or taller?
There isn’t anything wrong with women over the metric it’s just a preference observation. 5”8 and 5”3 are the highest and lowest preferences before going up or down 1 inch from each side (5”9 or 5”2). Though men in general are less attracted to women 6”0foot+ since few men are this height, and women psychology want a taller protective figure.
I disagree. I’m 5’8, I think women 6’0+ are very attractive
How tall are you and how tall do you like your girls?
I am quite average:. 5' 9". I usually date petite girls - 5' 0" to 5' 2" - but I have dated a girl who was also 5' 9" and I was quite happy with her.
What do you like better?
What about taller?
I have more experience with petite girls so I am more comfortable with them.
Is it a deal breaker if she’s taller?
Not at all. I have asked out a girl who is taller than me and she refused solely because of the height issue.
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Why? How tall are you?
Tall women are great. I'd still date a short woman but I find tall women much more attractive.
Why’s that? How tall are you?
So what would be a good height for a guy or girl that would still be a normal height that’s also attractive?
if you bothered to read my answer then you clearly didn't understand it... there will be a preference for one height in say japan whilst in the netherlands that would seem ridiculous. its totally dependant on where you are from and then it would be hard to find an ideal rather than an average because not only are all people different but we all tend to like different things
For the US
so you have the average figures but i challenge you to find an average person... few years back the australian air force wanted to develope there own fighter jet and to save costs they decided on a fixed seating position that was set at the national average height... not one pilot could fit in it well enough to fly it and the drawing board was revisited
That’s too small of a sample size. 2/3 of men are 5’6-6’1, while 2/3 of women are 5’1-5’7. So I would say a good height for both men and women would be 5’6-5’7.
you would say that because its your personal ideal and others would say something totally different and thats my point that you seem to keep missing... you may as well have asked if heavy metal or rap is best... you can only ever get subjective responces
I arrived at that conclusion based on data, not my opinion. 5’6-5’7 is a normal height for both guys and girls. That makes it the universally acceptable height.
no... it makes it an global average and as stated how can it be measured universally when we dont know what is out there... if you want to play a game of pedantry i must warn you... im British ;)
I was talking about the scope of the US
then stop using the word universal and please realize that average does not mean ideal
But when looking for a girl, you want someone taller than most girls but shorter than most guys. And when looking for a guy, you want someone taller than most girls but still close to your height. When a male and female are the same height it creates more intimacy because of eye contact. So ideal would be 5’6-5’7, which by the way isn’t an average. It’s the height that both males and females can be.
you clearly do but the guy on your left may prefer petite women while the guy on your right prefers those over six foot
A guy under 5’6 would want a shorter girl, while a guy over 5’7 would want a taller girl. But someone close to 5’6 or 5’7 would want a girl around 5’6 or 5’7. That’s the point.
what that you can only see things in black and white and not only that waste time on what is essentially inconsequential... if you have such a head for figures and stats why not look at whee that 21 trillion went that the pentagon suddenly can't account for
What’s the minimum height?
How is there none?
Why would there be? That would make no sense whatsoever.
Why wouldn’t there be? How does that make no sense?
That is like asking what is the acceptable skin color. Of course there is none.
The optimal skin color would be tan. It’s not too dark and not too light. That’s what most people like. I’m asking what is the optimal height.
For the US
Then im not sure about it.
But what’s the most sought after height for guys and girls?
For guys, it seems most girls prefer 5'10+ from what I've seen. For girls, basing this off of comments and polls on here, a lot say shorter-average height, so 5'2-5'4, but a girl's height doesn't seem to be as important to guys as it is to girls.
Girls might want a 5’10 guy, but most guys don’t want a 5’10 girl. Guys may want a 5’3 girl, but most girls don’t want a 5’3 guy. I’m asking what height is both attractive for guys and girls.
Also, I would argue that guys like girls above 5’4
They do, yes, I'm not denying that, but from what I've noticed, a larger number prefers shorter. I don't think there is a universal height for both.
So what I’m asking is if you did not know the sex of the person, what height would be best for them to be?
I know what you said, I'm saying there simply isn't a universal one.
How is there not a universal one?
Wouldn’t it be 5’6 or 5’7 since plenty of guys and girls are both that height?
Because the height preference varies by everybody, what'll be acceptable for one person might not be acceptable for another person.
So are you saying since guys want short girls and girls want tall guys, anything in the middle is bad for both sexes?
Uh, not at all, because plenty of people prefer a shorter person, plenty of people prefer a tall person, plenty prefer a in the middle person. Doesn't mean any height is worse or better than another, just means preferences exist and it greatly varies.
But don’t most people want someone close to their own height?
So that would mean the height in the middle would be most attractive because it’s close to all other heights
I don't know, I'm not most people and can't answer for them.
What do you like?
I like taller than me.
How much taller? How tall are you? Why do you like taller than you?
What’s wrong with same height or shorter?
I'm 5'4. 5'9-5'11 is cool. It's a preference, there isn't a reason why. It's like people being more attracted to blondes over brunettes, they just find it attractive cause they do.
But is it a deal breaker if a guy is 5’4?
Not at all, why?
Seems like height is kink to you
I am very attracted to taller girls