The listing of height in dating app profiles has become so prevalent, that many swipers come to expect it, and sometimes hypothesise when it's been omitted from the profile. Amber Fahrner, 6ft, says height is at the top of her list when it comes to swiping. Putting genetics and evolution aside for a second, there's certainly something to be said for looking beyond numbers. Emma Lumley, 5ft7, says she only swipes right on men over 6ft1. What's even more concerning is the fact that only a small percentage of men actually meet women's height "requirements.
I like feeling small when I'm with a guy.
Women overwhelmingly demand a body type only 14% of men can achieve
Does that mean I am discriminating? Voyer—a psychology and behavioural science professor at London School of Economics — says the allure of height boils down to evolution. Plenty of women describe their dream man as being tall — six feet or more. I'm 5ft8, and I often swipe left which means no on men under 6ft. Lucky for them — they have a much bigger pool of men to choose from. Online dating FOMO is ruining my chances of finding a date. He said this made him feel "ruled out, disbarred and dismissed" over an attribute he had no influence over.