A woman asked whether British women would date a man who was smaller than them and provoked a debate about whether height really matters.
The anonymous poster asked the question on Mumsnet ahead of meeting a Tinder match.
She explained how she was 5ft 8in and had always dated taller men, but worried she was “shallow” to care that her new romantic interest might be shorter than her.
The mum added he didn’t look tall in the photos and worried the height difference could make things awkward.
She asked if other women would date someone smaller than them – and the replies were mixed.
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Many said they wouldn’t date someone shorter than them, but a fair few added that as they were small themselves it was a rarity to meet anyone who would fit that criteria.
Others said they didn’t find shorter men attractive while another said the height mismatch can make a couple look like mother and son.
One person wrote: “No I wouldn’t.
“I’m the same height as you and I’ve only ever dated men 6ft and above. I don’t fancy short men.”
Another added: “No. I prefer them to be my height or taller.
“I once saw a couple where one of them was very tall and their partner was only up to their elbow.
“It looked like one was talking a child for a walk.”
“I dated a guy the same height as me (possibly slightly shorter) for two years,” a third wrote. “It’s personality more than anything, but, I never felt comfortable wearing heels, felt myself hunching sometimes and personally prefer someone taller.
“I realise these were my own issues.
“He never asked me not to wear heels etc, but if I did, I just felt like I was towering over him.”
But, not everyone was against the idea.
One person wrote: “If the smaller guy was good looking and nice, wouldn’t be a problem for me.
“My husband is 5ft 6. When I met him, he had several girlfriends all a bit taller than him.
“I’m 5ft 4. He was very popular at the time.
“I do remember my dad saying, ‘He’s a right titch!’ to me, after he met him.”
While another woman added: “Nope, doesn’t bother me at all. have dated smaller men and would do again if I wasn’t with my husband.
“I’d rather have a short man that treats me well and actively does 50:50 of all the housework and parenting than a tall man who ‘doesn’t see dirt’ and who seems to think saying things like ‘Of course I’ll help, just ask’ is doing his share.”
Love is love, everybody!