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The study found that in 92.5% of the couples studied the man was taller.
What “A reason why patterns of height and ‘popularity’ in online dating settings usually tend to be pronounced is that I think that people use simple heuristics when there is a large pool of potential mates available,”“That is, if there are hundreds of individuals who you can respond to in the online dating community, you can narrow down your search quite easily by using simple heuristics like ‘a man has to be older than Y, and taller than Z’, because those characteristics are easier to observe in the dating profiles.”“There are also more explicit ‘psychological’ aspects that women may have surrounding taller men: as height is related to (perceptions of) dominance and fighting ability, women may feel ‘more secure’ with taller men.” better—women have their limits.
A man who is 6’2″ is 17% more likely to be contacted than a man of average height (5’8″) and 57% more likely to be contacted than a man under 5’5″. A man who is 6’9” or taller is 22% less likely to be contacted than a man who is between 6’5” and 6’8”.
There was very little difference from 6’2” to 6’8”, however.
The male heights on Ok Cupid very nearly follow the expected normal distribution — except the whole thing is shifted to the right of where it should be.
You can see it better when we overlay the implied best fit below (pardon the technical language): Almost universally guys like to add a couple inches.
The data set includes some 1.1 million interactions between users., creating a false impression is a whole different deal.People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.When we looked into the data for women, we were surprised to see height exaggeration was just as widespread, though without the lurch towards a benchmark height: These are the average weekly unsolicited message totals by height; you can think of these as the number of times a person is “hit on” out of the blue each week on Ok Cupid.The genders are plotted on different scales because of the eternal fact that men almost always make the first move, so women get many more unsolicited messages.