Curious about the perfect height for women – according to men?
Recent surveys that were conducted on both women and men about their height preferences for the opposite gender do fall right in line with the stereotypical impressions. While women prefer men who are much taller than them, the average man likes a woman who is shorter than him.
Of course, the preferred height will depend significantly on the height of the person that you are asking, as well as his or her individual preferences. Men, however, have a wider range of “acceptability” when it comes to their ideal partner’s height.
The Ideal Height For Women
While the typical man prefers a woman who is at least 5’6″, finding 4’11” too short but 6’0″ too tall, there are plenty of men who don’t have height preferences at all. Which means that for a lot of men, there is NO such thing as too short or too tall.
The ideal height of a woman is directly related, however, to the height of the person being questioned. Men who are taller than 6’0″ prefer ladies who are at least 5’8″ but no taller than 5’11”, while shorter men (those who are in the range of 5′ 8″ to 5’11”) prefer women around the same height as them.
In the U.S., the dating app Tinder has discovered which heights garnered the most right swipes in users aged 18 to 30. Of more than 20,000 Americans surveyed in the study, Tinder discovered that most right swipes were for women who were roughly 5’5”.
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The dating expert for the company, Abbie Weiss, said that a “dating app bio is the only way to provide insight into an individual’s personality.” Stating height on a profile is not discouraged, but it is more important to reveal the personal statistics that will persuade people to swipe left or right.
What Else Do Men Look For?
Other factors are more important such as a humorous profile. It is only a minor percentage of people who will swipe left if they don’t consider someone to be the ideal height.
What else do men look for in women? Here are a few traits.
Physical attractiveness, aside from height, is important. Men are, after all, visual creatures – if they like what they see, then they are more likely to be attracted. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, of course, but it is important to remember that if a women’s attractiveness draws him in in the first place, he is more likely to stay and find out more.
Confidence is one of the most attractive traits either a man or a woman can possess. Showing confidence indicates that you are at ease with yourself and that you like the person you are presenting to the rest of the world – and a lot of men find this super attractive. A confident, beautiful woman is considered to be the perfect package.
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Let’s face it, maturity is something that really can’t be faked. It only comes with years of experience. Immature women haven’t grown up yet and have never had to deal with their own problems. And why would someone want to be with a person who acts like a teenager? Men want strong women who can help support them when things get rough and not a baby he has to take care of!
Not being able to make a decision is not an attractive quality. Men want women who can make up their minds quickly and are not indecisive. Whether it is a decision about where to go for dinner or what kind of house to buy, a man wants a woman who knows what she wants.
Sure, a gorgeous girl might hook a man at first, but he is not going to stay around for long if there isn’t a lot of substance there. You do not have to have a Ph.D., but you should be practical and have some common sense to back up that pretty face.
Loyalty is important when you are considering potential partners. A man wants a woman who has deep moral convictions. That is easier said than done, too because a loyal woman is tough to find in this day and age. However, when a man is able to find himself a loyal woman, he is likely to stick around.
Softness and femininity are great characteristics, especially when you are trying to land a man. There is something to be said about a woman who is just like “one of the other guys”, but there is a time and place for that, for sure.
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Don’t worry if you aren’t at the perfect height! Frankly, there is often not a lot you can do about that – so why fret? Physical height usually isn’t the main thing (or even the first thing) that men consider in a partner. So while your height can often play a role in your overall attractiveness to men, it is not going to be a dealbreaker. Let your personality shine through instead!