[Cut] The Height Factor – the flip side

March 9, 2010

Short woman cares about you being tall? Cut.

I’ve seen this online so often….”must be over 5 ft. 10 inches.” Talk about superficial. It’s one thing if you’re a tall woman, but I’ve seen this on so many short women’s profiles.

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6 Responses to “ [Cut] The Height Factor – the flip side ”

  1. IanCaithness on March 9, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Call it superficial but a tall man might like a short girl. A tall girl might want a tall man. There’s nothing wrong with that. It’s superficial when that’s the single determining factor. People need to get real and start to cut on the important issues. Take it or leave it. Your choice.

  2. jdl on March 9, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Much of your comment sounds like self-justification to me. There’s a big difference between knowing your preferences and filtering on them. I prefer brunettes but I would absolutely date a blond or a redhead. I prefer shorter girls, but I would absolutely date a taller girl.

    OTOH, filtering for dating based on “I’m attracted” or “I’m not attracted” isn’t really being superficial, just realistic. Similarly, personality filtering is also different.

  3. jmit on March 10, 2010 at 2:53 am

    I *always* cut based on the superficial.

  4. RustedJesus on March 10, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Word, jmit. Why be so damn PC about it. People who don’t cut = whores.

  5. RustedJesus on March 10, 2010 at 3:29 am

    Word jmit. Whys everybody gotta be so goddamn PC about it. Cut, cut, cut, cut. People who don’t cut = whores.

  6. Ian Caithness on March 10, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Merriam-Webster defines superficial as ‘concerned only with the obvious or apparent’. I’m not arguing in opposition of the point. I favour the proposition that surface attraction is linked to a stronger relationship but that’s irrespective of the point.

    You argued that superficial propositions such as ‘must be above 5’10″‘ are a reason to ‘cut’ but it does have a psychological link. Small women prefer a tall man because it makes them believe they are protected. It is one of the genetic links we have with the neanderthal man who would protect his wife. Likewise, a tall woman is bound to want a tall man because the imbalance would look improper in a relationship. It links back to our predecessors.

    It’s neutral ground for me. As I said before, if this height issue is the single determining factor in a second date, or even a first date, that’s superficial. If it’s part of a wider reasoning, it’s fine.

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