flirt dating europe - Dating a much shorter man

Weitzman explains this by saying that women who are “resistant” to marrying short men are more likely to “opt out” before it gets to the point of marriage: “There’s something distinct about the women who marry short men.”Or maybe it’s just that short men make better partners.They do a greater share of housework: On average, they perform 8 hours and 28 minutes per week of housework—constituting about 28 percent of the total—compared to 7 hours 38 minutes for average men and 7 hours 30 minutes for tall men.

They looked at two sets of data, from 19, and identified 3,033 heterosexual couples.

(They restricted their sample to men between the ages of 23 and 45 cohabiting with a woman.) The men ranged in height from 4’6” to 7 feet; their height, in relation to their partners', ranged from nine inches shorter to two feet taller.

And they’re more likely to be the breadwinners: Conley and Weitzman estimate that 78 percent of short men out-earn their partners, compared to 69 percent of average men and 71 percent of tall men.

Although other research has suggested that taller men earn more—perhaps because of employers’ biases—they didn’t find evidence of income disparity among the different height groups.

Dear Prudence, My boyfriend and I fell in love at first sight.

By the time I stood up and realized he was 4 inches shorter, we were too in love to care.

I find myself trying to drop it into conversation when people haven’t met him yet.

Sometimes I try to mention celebrity couples as examples, to give people an idea, but that only seems to make things worse.

If you ever made fun of the taller girls in middle school (remember the “beanstalk” and “skyscraper” wisecracks? Those long, lean ladies are are all grown up, and if you don’t play your cards right, they’ll look over your head to a cooler, a more impressive guy.

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