14 Women Show Big Love For Their Shorter Partners In A Wholesome Thread


Size doesn’t matter. No, wait, hang on, that’s not what I meant. I was talking about height! So, yeah, height doesn’t matter when it comes to whether or not you’re a good person. Being shorter doesn’t automatically make you less great (we call that concentrated awesomeness). And being taller doesn’t automatically make you virtuous. Even so, the vast majority of women (and voters!) are attracted to tall guys.

A woman named Lizz Adams sparked a debate about dating short and tall guys when she posted a photo of her “king” of a husband who is just 5’5” (165 cm), while she towers over him in the pic. However, she and her husband were of the opinion that tall guys are simply bad people. A lot of Twitter users posted photos of them and their shorter partners, while others pointed out the obvious fact that there’s no objective relation between your height and your character.

While we’re on the topic of height, be sure to check out our wholesome post about the Perks of Being Short by the incredibly talented illustrator Brisa, creator of Three Under the Rain.

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Lizz’s picture of her and her shorter husband went viral

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Some people in relationships also posted their own pics where the guy is shorter

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Lizz’s tweets went viral with nearly 27k retweets and over 190k likes. But far from everyone was happy with her “negative” attitude towards tall guys. And plenty of Twitter users weren’t afraid to strike up a debate on the topic.

Bored Panda conducted an informal (but totally, totally scientific) survey of 6 local women to find out from what height onwards they consider a guy to be tall. The answers varied, naturally.

One respondent said that she considers guys who are 5’10” (178 cm) or more to be tall. While another said that a guy isn’t tall unless he’s at least 6’1” (186 cm). Meanwhile, another woman explained that she wouldn’t even consider dating a man if he were to be shorter than 6’11” (180 cm). A fourth said that she’s 5’3” (160 cm), so any guy her height or bigger than her is tall in her eyes. Respondent number 5 was very generous and said that all guys over 5’9” (175 cm) are tall in her opinion. While the final respondent explained that guys have to be 6’3” (190 cm) if they want her attention.

Remember, when I mentioned that it’s not just women but also voters who adore tall people? Well, it’s not just an educated guess, scientists actually analyzed the claim.

The vast majority of us instinctively see taller people as being physically stronger. It’s part of our evolutionary path and most animals correlate size with strength as well. This meant that we tended to support tall people as leaders because their strength used to make the difference between life and death in ancient history.

Human beings also tend to think of tall individuals as being more competent at their jobs than they might be which is an offshoot of the Halo Effect. And American voters historically tend to vote for taller candidates, as well.

Here’s what some people thought of Lizz’s tweets

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