Girls are curious why other guys rub our head and backside for luck, and they give us attention unrelated to helicopters.These would be our prime years if we understood how alcohol works."It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10".
This is likely the exact reason that a guy doing something similar so flagrantly right there in his profile would feel tasteless and worthy of scorn.
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brazen height-ism just another variation on the kind of "no fat chicks" misogyny that would seem both offensive and outdated if a guy were to just casually drop it into a Tinder profile?
Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.
Demanding that any suitors be taller than 6'3" is a rather limiting request considering the average male height in the US tops out around 5'10".
Believe it or not, at 5'8″ he's actually about an inch shorter than his wife.
I think we can all agree that Carla Bruni is former French President Nicolas Sarkozy's better half.We learn to shoot the basketball well because opponents reject all our layups. Our friends think they can bully us, too, so we learn to punch them really hard.We begin strength training which stunts our bones further.The number of ladies on dating sites listing a minimum height requirement for potential matches is stunning.At the outset, I can understand: women are typically shorter than men; and if a man falls way below that variance it’s fairly easy to deduce he may be seen as less attractive to the general population.And when every other kid on the field piles on the ball, short boys wait for it to pop out and score a goal on the opponent's or our own net. Girls, who are often taller than boys until middle school, also find us cute -- although, since our height-valued culture makes us feel insecure, we pretend not to look when our crush lets us sneak a peek at her underwear.