This is something my friends and I have been discussing lately. I recently started dating a guy who is 6’4" whereas I am 4’10", needless to say there is a huge height difference between us. I used to work in a company where, because of hte work we did, I was constantly around other people my height. I noticed that a lot of tall people seem to hook up with a lot of short people. This was also true when I tried eHarmony. Almost all of my “matches” were significantly taller than average, at least 6’0" tall, and I’m kind of curious why this is.
I have a theory: on eHarmony, they had a part where you entered your height and could say how important height was to you in a relationship. My theory is that those of us who are well outside the norm do not care as much about height. I know that almost every guy is going to be signifcantly taller than me, why be picky? Conversely tall guys (or girls) know that most people will be shorter than them. I’m wondering if height is a hangup for average sized people? I know that the National Organization for Short Statured Adults (NOSSA), of which I am a member, has found that eHarmony will reject a guy who is shorter than average that they would not otherwise reject, and I wonder if this is because not many women are comfortable dating men shorter than them?
So, if you are average height, is height an issue for you in relationships? If you are taller or shorter than average, what role (if any) does height play in your choice of boyfriend/girlfriend?