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Tall guys vs short guys dating

According to many users, the dating site e Harmony reportedly discriminates against short men signing up because they can’t find matches for them.

A study of 7,735 middle-class British men born between 19 found a 3 cm height gap between manual and non-manual workers.

As far back as 1915, it was observed bishops were taller than preachers — a trend continued in the towering figure of Cardinal Pell (190 cm).

A recent British study found that every extra 1 cm in height increased males’ earnings by about A$500 a year.

Height is one of the most visible and obvious differences between men and women, and therefore, like muscularity, emblematic of masculinity.

There are probably sociobiological reasons behind women’s preference for tall men.

Taller people are more likely to die of cancer (each 1 cm in height increases relative risk by about 0.7%), perhaps because they have more cells and hence a greater risk of DNA mistranscription when cells divide. While we lack hard evidence, so to speak, we can get some indication from two studies on this subject (which goes to show that everything has been studied).

The greatest risk is for melanoma, perhaps due to a larger exposed skin surface. A study of 5,200 Americans found that very short men (less than 160 cm) were three times more likely to report a small penis than men taller than 193 cm.

However, most studies have found that taller people have longer lives, although the effect is small. And an Italian survey of 3,300 men that measured the height of both the participants and their John Thomas (or The various disadvantages of short stature in men arise from both genetic and environmental factors.