(Closed) Is being tall or short more desirable in women?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What do you think?
    I already knew that shortness was desirable in women : (112 votes)
    39 %
    I thought tallness was desirable in women : (84 votes)
    29 %
    I thought average height was most desirable in women : (79 votes)
    28 %
    Other : (11 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    3572 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I did already know this.  I think the sweet spot is around 5’4.  Prior boyfriends have told me that some women are too short, and therefore child like.  I guess in that case people are talking about under 5′

    Post # 4
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @joya_aspera:  i never really knew about men’s preferences but… i always wished i was short. i’m not tall, i’m quite average at 5’6″ but i am always soooo envious of tiny little things like… mila kunis. maybe in my mind short = skinny… but i’ve always feared being a towering monster of a woman haha. and i always loved being with super big guys who made me feel tiny and protected. our guy friends have an ongoing joke about their love of asian women. they are OBSESSED… and i think a large part of it has to do with their petite frames…


    Post # 5
    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I already knew that as well. I agree that 5′-5’5″ has always seemed like the “sweet spot” to me. I think it has to do with the whole “skinnier is better” mentality because shorter people just seem smaller overall at any given size than their taller counterparts. 

    Post # 6
    359 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    My Fiance and I must be oddballs because I’m 6’1″ and he’s 5’8″ lol

    Post # 7
    734 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2007

    Honestly, I thought tall women were more desireable to men/women. I’m in the middle of the road at 5’6″, so not exactly ‘short’ but definitely not ‘tall’. The guys I’ve dated have always said they preferred someone my height, but who knows if they were telling the truth.


    I know I prefer guys that are closer to my height. 5’8″ or 5’9″ was my ‘ideal’ height for a guy I dated.  I dated a guy 2″ shorter than me, and while the height difference didn’t bother me, the fact that he was more slender than me did.


     DH is 6″, so he’s taller than I thought I liked, but I’m comfortable with him.


    Post # 8
    1548 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I’ve always loved being short! I’m 5’2″ and can wear heels of any height without ever feeling self consious. I’ve also always dated tall guys – Fiance is 6’2″ and all of my previous BFs have been at least 6 ft tall. 

    Post # 9
    525 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m a shorter gal (5’3″) and I’ve never noticed this is its true!  I’d think 5’5″ would be ideal (at least in my mind).  But I have two friends who are VERY short girls (one is 5′, the other 4’11”) and I think they feel like guys pick on them about their height more than hit on them.  Of course, I feel like guys “pick” on me about my height more often than they hit on me also, and I’ve got 3-4″ on them.

    Fi is fairly short for a guy (5’9″ or so) but I have to be honest and say most of my past boyfriends were 6′ or over.




    Post # 10
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am 5’4″ and I’ve always wanted to be taller. It doesn’t really bother me being so short, just one of those things I guess.My Fiance is 5’6″, so he’s very short for a man.. I don’t think he would like it at all if I were taller.

    Post # 11
    823 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @joya_aspera:  I didn’t know that any such factual evidence proved it per say, but I know I am quite short and Fiance loves it!  He’s 5’11 and I come in at just over 5’0.  I am the shortest woman he’s ever been with and says my stature is one of my best physical qualities to him.  I on the other hand would love to be tall and bony thin  ;P  but short and curvy I be.

    Post # 12
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m 5’6″ but have always wanted to be tall. All my shoes have at least a 2″ heel, but most 4-5″. I am very envious of tall women.

    Post # 13
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @joya_aspera:  I’ve heard it, but like with every other generalization I take it with a grain of salt.

    I’m 5’4″ and I’ve always wanted to be tall lol. My height has never really hindered me in any way, though… I’ve always been attractive to men, I’ve always been able to wear heels, and I was able to “land” my 6’1″ SO without him thinking I’m too short for him or anything.

    I too grew up thinking tall was the most desirable.. probably because models are tall.

    I do know a few tall girls who are quite big, though.. and they are SO awkward. I feel bad for them. I am glad I’m not tall and large. Tall and lanky would be my preference, but I suppose 5’4″ “average” height will have to do.

    I hate when people call me short, though. People who like me do it to bug me since they know it bugs me. I am not short.. I am smack dab “average” (not that I like that word either!).

    Post # 14
    1846 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Sorry, wasn’t finished my post. All my guy friends prefer small woman, not just short but petite in shape and stature.. I’m short, but not small in frame, and I don’t think that is more proffered then being tall. I think it all depends

    Post # 16
    961 posts
    Busy bee

    Very interesting as almost all of the men that I know have explicitly stated a preference for taller women.  I’m average height – 5’6″ – but I wear 4″ heels everyday to work and when I dress up.  It’s always funny to see how shocked people are when I am in flip flops.  I don’t really have a height preference but historically I’ve dated men between 5’11” – 6’3″.

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