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Old 03-10-2009, 07:28 AM
Location: Incognito
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Do WE make the feel secure? Is it that WE'RE more appealing? What is it about US tall men?

Old 03-10-2009, 08:02 AM
Location: Maryland
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You know what they say, "big shoes, big..." feet? Actually, I'm 6'4", my wife says she was attracted to me because I was big and she felt I would be a good protector. Imagine her surprise when she discovered that I was also perfect in every other way, too!
Old 03-10-2009, 08:05 AM
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I'm tall, 1m87, I think it's about 6'3", but I never noticed a specific preference for me from women...I wonder what it would be if I was small then, I'd probably still be a virgin!
Old 03-10-2009, 08:16 AM
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i am only 5'2" so just about everyone is taller than me in the dating pool!

not all women prefer tall men. Those who do might associate tall-ness with someone who is strong and a protector and competent in the world

the reality is those qualities have nothing to do with height or anything else, height is really just a superficial trait that someone happens to be born with, like blonde hair. Nothing to do with anything of substance.
Old 03-10-2009, 08:18 AM
Location: Tucson
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Originally Posted by DimSumRaja View Post
i am only 5'2" so just about everyone is taller than me in the dating pool!

not all women prefer tall men. Those who do might associate tall-ness with someone who is strong and a protector and competent in the world

the reality is those qualities have nothing to do with height or anything else that is really just a superficial trait.
And yet... the high-ranking professionals are usually tall!
Old 03-10-2009, 08:23 AM
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In our society, taller men are presumed more virile. This leads them to having a better self-image and being more confident. Also, the size can be an intimidation or a warning to others not to mess with you.
Old 03-10-2009, 08:24 AM
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No lady wants to look (or feel) like a moose standing next to her date
We need 'em big/tall/beefy/protective and such!

Some may think it superficial, but when the bar scene gets a bit rough, (for example) and a guy stands up looking for a fight, and your DH stands up as well, ....well, let's just say if he can look over the top of the counter, he MAY just give the other guy the benefit of the doubt that there are better things in life than fighting, and go find something else to do

(Edited to include: Anyone ever hear the song, "Short people got no reason to live" ?) lol - not in a mean way, it's funny! Go youtube it!

There are a lot of unusually short women out there in the world, to pair up with the shorter men. So it all balances out in the end

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Old 03-10-2009, 08:35 AM
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I always wanted my men to be short enough so that we could dance cheek to cheek. Having my face smothered in his shirt front and my nose wiped on his tie, is not for me! I hated to date a tall guy and have to stand on my tippy-toes to kiss him good night.

Now, there is some thought among those that study such things, that it goes 'way back. When the early primitive woman was looking for the best mate to father her children, the taller ones got the nod. They were the better hunters, could beat off the bad guys and just generally make the world safer for her and the children.

So you see, if the woman is attracted to tall men, there is that chance that she's basically still thinking about the best physical specimen as a father. Primitive!
Old 03-10-2009, 08:43 AM
Location: Texas
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This question is echoed in how we men think. A large majority like to see curves on a woman. Chests and rumps/hips have been a major factor in male selection forever. I have no idea how the fashion industry has targeted these rail thin things as "Beautiful" They may have pretty faces but no way could they carry my child. I am 6'3" 320 built like a defensive lineman. My first son was 10lbs3oz and 28". Yes it may be primitive but I think I would be doing a rail thin woman no favors to try and make a life together.
Old 03-10-2009, 08:43 AM
Location: Hot Springs, AR
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I think it's the perception that tall men make better protectors. I don't think that it's true. I've dated a tall punk and a short man and I much prefer a real man, regardless of his height.
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