Pepper Schwartz, a sociology professor at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the chief relationship expert for Perfect
Men may be less open to dating a tall woman than they think, she added.
My phone gave a satisfying bing as a new message from Ok Cupid.com, the ubiquitous free online dating site, popped onto the screen: "Lime Green Robot is checking you out!
"Which I know is absurd, but it's just the conditioning I've been accustomed to, and it's hard to break from the norm." Back in 2002, ABC News conducted an unscientific experiment to explore how willing women were to date shorter men.
"Women's cultural vision is being feminine, having a man big enough to make her feel protected.
Many women hold this stereotype to a point where it excludes a lot of people they might be interested in otherwise," said Dr.
Though there was some variation in terms of more women initiating dates, it was not widespread enough to challenge the dominant roles.
In the height study, there was not a significant relationship between endorsement of traditional gender roles and ideal height in a dating partner for men or women.
I like Captain Planet." He claimed to be college educated, appeared to be attractive, used correct grammar, and had acceptable taste in music -- everything I usually require from an online suitor before I respond.