Is Height a Condition for Attraction?

The human mind is such that cannot just be satisfied. It is no wonder that the aphorism; ‘different strokes for different folks’ came to being.  Whilst some folks might say they prefer any height in their partners, yet others would stop at nothing in making sure that their partners have the perfect heights. This preference differs both with the male and female genders.

But have you ever taken time to ask what your preference of height might be about your partner? Looking back at the 50.s, 60.s, or 70,s, was height really a prerequisite for attraction then? Or was it plain the affair of being facially beautiful and what have you? Fast forward to these present times and it becomes important to look at what is trending presently.

But wait, could the effect of the world going global and what the media sells to us be a determiner of the kind of height that appeals to us in a partner? In the same vein, culture seems to even interfere with the decision we make, as there are some myth about when two short folks marry they might raise short folks, as well as when two tall folks marry they might raise giants.

How true may this be?

With the various examples given above, you may want to agree with me that whilst some base attraction on solely this, yet others would overlook the height area and focus more on other areas like the career of the person, ability to support the family, financial status and what have you.

The question therefore is; do you think height should be a condition for attraction? Do let the conversation continue by airing your views and sharing what have helped you make your right decision.


3 comments for “Is Height a Condition for Attraction?

  1. Steve
    January 25, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Height sometimes appeal to some individuals. I used to have a friend who would never go for a lady that is same or less in height than he. Naturally, the guy was short so it might have to do with ego.

    Bit seriously, unless one aims at selective breeding with the aim of producing tall offsprings, height shouldn’t come in as one of the criteria for relationship or marriage. There are more important things to consider for a happy and successful marriage. This is just my own view though.

  2. WillyWest
    January 26, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I dont fancy tall ladies, I dont fancy the idea of having to look up at her or having to stretch or stand on my toes to kiss her should that come up at some point. Yeah its an ego thing, am being biased, but thats my choice.

  3. noni
    January 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    My parents were 5’2 and 5′ 4.5″ The shortest of their children (the pain of being a girl) is 5′ 5.5″, the tallest, 5′ 11.5″. I had an associate who’s Grandmother was 4′ 8″, her mother was 5′ and she was 5′ 2″. All of them married men over 6ft tall, and all of the male offspring were over 6ft in height.

    I have nothing against the little people, in fact I think they’re cute, but a great personality goes a long way, especially for the vertically challenged men. I remember one shortie complaining that the tall guys always took the short girls, leaving the likes of him with the tall girls.

    Like the rest of us, short people need love too.

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