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Old 05-27-2008, 12:45 AM   #161
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I used the height that the lady listed as her preferred height range on the dating site. She can but in whatever minimum height she wants from 3-0 to 8-0. Some just put in "any" but a lot do answer the question and the ones that did I just took their minimum requirement and used that.


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I see what you are saying and I looked at my sample and you know what?? 47 out of 100 listed their max height as 6-8 or above! So almost half! That is why I didn't pay any attention to the max height range. I picked 6-8 because it's pretty rare to find a guy that height. The tallest in my quad A HS was 6-6.

If I did average that out yeah it would be a 7 inch difference or way more I'm sure....I used the minimum figure.

Also a lot of people don't know their height especially girls and a lot can't gauge height. I was just playing around with this girl at a party one time and dancing with her and we were both barefoot. I asked her how tall she was. She had to be 5-10 minimum and she tells me "5-7" I'm like what? Anyway this girl couldn't have known her height. Many other women grossly underestimate their height.


Also I hung out with the biggest guy on our football team in HS he was one of my best friends and was 6-5 and around 280- 300 pounds. Girls would ask him how tall he was because he was so big and he would tell them to guess. Even when we were like 25 girls would guess him UNDER 6 foot!! So with some girls being that far off their estimation might not be too good on what they like.

Another girl that was out of college told my buddy who was telling her he was about 5-11 that he is the same height as her boyfriend. My buddy starts laughing because the guy was about 5-7 and she had been going out with him for like 5 years. I guess he told her he was 5-11 and she believed him. She was maybe 5-2 to 5-4. Now after going out with someone for that long you would think you would figure that out. But it goes to show what I have long thought about height and girls...that it doesn't matter much to them. And this girl was very pretty.

I also know full grown men who have no clue how long 3 inches is.

On being thin I don't think it really matters if you are thin and built or not. I have done loads of physical work and I get comments from GUYS only if they see me without a shirt on that I look like a boxer or that they would like to be in the shape I'm in or they wouldn't want to tangle with me. But NEVER from women. I used to work out with free weights and could do 10-15 reps on a bench press with 200 pounds at a bodyweight of 145. And I don't walk around without a shirt on unless I'm at a pool or at my house. So with a shirt on I just look like a skinny guy.

Being thin like this does make most women sick.

But I can tell you this. The ones that like it really like it. It's probably only 1 in 50 but they do exist. And a little tip for some of the other skinny guys out there. Bigger stronger girls sometimes really like thin guys. And so do girls that have been abused by guys. Some girls are afraid of big guys.


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Old 05-27-2008, 02:50 AM   #162
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My perception is that woman like men who are taller than them even after they have on heels. So at least 3" and probably 6" inches. I think this only really an issue for short guys 5' 6" or less dating taller than average woman.

Both sexes want people who are "normal" weight with woman being slightly more accepting of overweight guys than vice versa. Of course there is a huge disconnect in the media as to what normal weight is. I think the media portrayl of normal/desirable weight is a supermodel/hunky actor + 10 pounds, and of course reality is a lot fatter.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:52 AM   #163
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I used the height that the lady listed as her preferred height range on the dating site. She can but in whatever minimum height she wants from 3-0 to 8-0. Some just put in "any" but a lot do answer the question and the ones that did I just took their minimum requirement and used that.

That is my point... that is their MINIMUM acceptable.... not their ideal height...

From what I have observed (yes... subjective), women like a 'taller' man more than a 'shorter' man... all else being the same... it is part of biology... and they want a athletic man more than a thin guy or a slightly overweight guy. again, all else being the same.. and a 'good looking' guy over an average or ugly guy.. all else being the same...


Now, remember... power, money, personality can change any or all of the above..


OHH... forgot... women usually like men who MAKE more than them...
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Wow, I guess you guys have us all figured out.....
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I don't.

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Wow, I guess you guys have us all figured out.....
gotta do it.... "yup honey, that's 8" long...." is it any wonder..?
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I believe there may be at least a hint of gentle sarcasm in bbbamI's response.

I believe that to feel that doing polls of dating sites will help you to understand woman borders on being delusional.

Women are not as fetishistic as men. She may have all sorts of categories and shoulds in her head, but if she feels that you undersand her and care about her she will throw that over in two seconds to fall in love with you.

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I believe there may be at least a hint of gentle sarcasm in bbbamI's response.

I beleive that to feel that doing polls of dating sites will help you to understand woman borders on being delusional.

Woman are not as fetishistic as men. She may have all sorts of categories and shoulds in her head, but if she feels that you undersand her and care about her she will throw that over in two seconds to fall in love with you.

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Agreed.... and I have never tried to say I know it all... but you can see patterns just like with men... not trying to say all women do this or that... just patterns..

And about men...

Men want a thin woman more than an overweight one...

Men want the most 'georgeous' woman he can get...

Men like a nice 'rack'... some like size more than others, but from the guys I know... nice is better than big...

Men like younger women

Men like shorter women

Men like 'less intelligent' women (that is less than they are, not blonde bimbos)

Men like subserviant women (boy am I going to hear a lot on this one)

this is my opinion and by the preponderance of the evidence.... (did I spell that right??)



So... way off the OP subject.... but hey, I am having some fun with this.. so, blast away... I can handle it...
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Y'all guys are hilarious. You do statistical research to find out what a girl's height requirements are? It's real simple, we like guys that aren't shorter than us. Whatever height that is, that's it. We like guys that outweigh us, whatever weight that is, that's it. I don't know of any girlfriends who have given it more thought than that.

Clif, I've worn heels 2x in my life. My DH is my height, usually my weight (right now about 10 lbs heavier), and has the same size shoe. I chuckled at the background checks--I had to open up DH's checkbook a few days after we hooked up so that I'd at least know his last name. No paranoia in my youth!

You boys listen to Ha, now, he's got it right.
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Just anecdotal stuff:
Men over 5'9" will often claim to be 5'11" or 6'.
Tall women often claim to be 5'9" or 5'10".

In a past office, there was a woman who said she was 5'9" and a man who said he was 5'11", she was obviously taller than he was.

In a class, the instructor asked all their heights to set up a chart; about half the men claimed to be 5'11", but when you saw them standing together it was obvious they were different heights.
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I believe there may be at least a hint of gentle sarcasm in bbbamI's response.

I beleive that to feel that doing polls of dating sites will help you to understand woman borders on being delusional.

Woman are not as fetishistic as men. She may have all sorts of categories and shoulds in her head, but if she feels that you undersand her and care about her she will throw that over in two seconds to fall in love with you.

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Let me clear up the confusion or gray area...

Yes, size does matter.
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Wow, I guess you guys have us all figured out.....
I don't have it all figured out.

I really don't understand why women put up with men.
I see so many more women with waco, strange, unappealing guys than the other way around. (and no I haven't done a study).
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Yes, size does matter.
width - right?
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I believe there may be at least a hint of gentle sarcasm in bbbamI's response.

I believe that to feel that doing polls of dating sites will help you to understand woman borders on being delusional.

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I agree - also, why not ask for what you think you want.

What I find interesting is that so many of the profiles (men & women) say they like the outdoors - hiking, biking, etc.
If this was true you would thing the hiking trail would be a great way to meet singles. I'm out there and I can tell you it isn't.
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How often are men and women trying to outguess each other as to what the other might find desirable?

MAN: I don't like ABC, but I have heard that women like a man who likes ABC, so I will say I like ABC.

WOMAN: I don't like ABC, but I see men say they like ABC, so I will say I like a man who likes ABC.

And if they do connect, they both have to spend the rest of their lives pretending they like ABC.

See: Abilene paradox - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Let me clear up the confusion or gray area...

Yes, size does matter.
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I agree - also, why not ask for what you think you want.

What I find interesting is that so many of the profiles (men & women) say they like the outdoors - hiking, biking, etc.
If this was true you would thing the hiking trail would be a great way to meet singles. I'm out there and I can tell you it isn't.
Dex,

FYI, have you gotten involved with the Sierra Club?
Also,
Adventure Travel Tours For 50 Plus - ElderTreks

I only know of these organizations as social venues by heresay.
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