We all know that tall men are considered to be more attractive, typically due to the old school caveman thought process that equates height with overall strength. But how are short guys ever supposed to compete? Science indicates that having a ton of money doesn’t hurt.
How much money do short men need to make?
One study from 2006 has recently gove viral yet again, states that in order to be considered as attractive those under 5’6” need to earn a whopping £127,000 in order to compete with their 6 foot and over peers.
The study carried out by the University of Chicago looked specifically at heterosexual relationships in conjunction with online dating and also found that a 6’2” man could earn £22,000 less than a 5’11.5” man and still be considered more attractive.
Results also showed that men would much prefer to date women shorter than them so much so that they would rather a short girl than one with more money. In the study women between 5’0” and 5’2” were considered as attractive as a 5’5” woman who earns £31,000 more. Does anyone else smell fragile masculinity?
What about ethnicity?
Sadly the study also showed that the biggest dating prejudice was not so much about the height but about ethnicity.
African American, Hispanic and Asian men have to earn significantly more to be considered as attractive to women as white counterparts. The study revealed:
Maybe the most striking numbers are with regard to income-ethnicity trade-offs. For equal success with a white woman, an African-American man needs to earn $154,000 [£112,000] more than a white man.
Results continued to divulge that ‘Hispanic men need an additional $77,000 [£56,000], and Asian men need an additional $247,000 [£180,000] in annual income. In order to be considered in the same league as white men.
While the opinions may seem pretty harsh, men have a slight leg up as according to the study, women can’t compensate for their ethnicity with money...not that anyone should ever have to.
If you do feel like you're out of luck with the ladies, these tips may be able to help you out