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  • _BlahBlah_BlackSheep__BlahBlah_BlackSheep_ Member Posts: 2,114 Member Member Posts: 2,114 Member
    "some men like dating taller women."

    Oh well in that case....

    Right??? Because my selection criteria is all about what they want. :D
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member
    kshama2001 wrote: »
    It's simply a matter of what you're attracted to, nothing more. I'm 5' 10" and well over 6' in heels. I prefer to date men over 6' because I don't enjoy feeling like a giraffe next to a man. When I was on dating sites I would get messages from men telling me to change my profile because "some men like dating taller women." The fact that they would even tell me to change my own standards and preferences to accommodate strangers is ludicrous.

    I had a male friend tell me I'd have better luck if I "dumbed it down"

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    One guy asked me about my interests (which include home renovation projects). He told me I'm too independent and need to learn how to lean on a man, because men like to feel needed. Okay, then...

    Feel free to come do all the home renovations at my house you would like. As far as $, I'm completely ok with being a domestic Dave....😉
  • paperpuddingpaperpudding Member Posts: 6,190 Member Member Posts: 6,190 Member
    i find this thread fascinating.

    I am married to a man who is not very tall - probably about 5ft 6. I am just under 5ft 4 so this is obviously still taller than me. have never been a high heels wearer so that didnt affect anything.

    Met in real life so irelevant to thread I guess.....
  • AlexandraFindsHerself1971AlexandraFindsHerself1971 Member Posts: 1,618 Member Member Posts: 1,618 Member
    I've never sorted on height, although too many inches down or up from me is uncomfortable. (I like both genders, and a lot of women are shorter than me and a lot of men around here are taller than me.) What's more important to me is intelligence, a good sense of humor, a quick wit and congruencies in political outlook (my son is gay, I'm not dating a homophobe), religion or tolerance thereof, and allergies to pets, as well as having compatible kinks. My dominance is not merely in the bedroom, and I require partners who want to have me control their lives all the time. Otherwise it gets pretty uncomfortable for both of us. Also, some consideration of games within kink matter; I find rope boring as a top, and so if their idea of a fun kinky night involves being tied up, count me out. Not my thing.

    And at the moment I have two partners, of seven and five years relationship duration, one male, one female, and we all live together very happily with two cats. We also have a varied and colorful bouquet of mental health issues, but we three manage them together.
  • TonyB0588TonyB0588 Member Posts: 9,445 Member Member Posts: 9,445 Member
    i find this thread fascinating.

    I am married to a man who is not very tall - probably about 5ft 6. I am just under 5ft 4 so this is obviously still taller than me. have never been a high heels wearer so that didnt affect anything.

    Met in real life so irelevant to thread I guess.....

    Good. Glad I'm not the only one who finds it fascinatingly different.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member
    Huh... I have issues finding women that meet my criteria for a potential partner. It's not looks really. Height really isn't an issue. Not really into "little" people 4'8" and under or women over 6'6" or so.
    edited October 16
  • wizzybethwizzybeth Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,522 Member
    Maybe some of these women are tall and are self-conscious about their height and thus only want someone taller than them. Or maybe some of them are tall and already dated shorter men who were intimidated by her being taller. Maybe she wants no drama based on HER height.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member
    Finding a mate seems so much easier in the animal world. If I were a bird I'd just attract females with my colourful plummage and song. If I were I spider I'd win her over with my mating dance. If I were a wolf I'd kill her a nice juicy rabbit. That's it. Do the one mating ritual and you're in.
    Women want it all though. Songs, dances, bright colourful displays, dead rabbits, etc. It gets to be a bit much.

    You forgot about praying mantises...😬

    **edit** going to have to mention pair bonding vs tournament mating. In pair bonding, the female is looking for the best provider with decent genetics. In tournament species, it's all about genetics. That is why we generally see a greater size disparity between males and females of the same species. Humans are a strange mix. We tend to be mostly pair bonding with some residual tournamental tendencies.
    edited October 16
  • stevehenderson776stevehenderson776 Member Posts: 230 Member Member Posts: 230 Member
    psychod787 wrote: »
    Finding a mate seems so much easier in the animal world. If I were a bird I'd just attract females with my colourful plummage and song. If I were I spider I'd win her over with my mating dance. If I were a wolf I'd kill her a nice juicy rabbit. That's it. Do the one mating ritual and you're in.
    Women want it all though. Songs, dances, bright colourful displays, dead rabbits, etc. It gets to be a bit much.

    You forgot about praying mantises...😬

    I've had plenty of women bite my head off.
  • psychod787psychod787 Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,859 Member
    psychod787 wrote: »
    Finding a mate seems so much easier in the animal world. If I were a bird I'd just attract females with my colourful plummage and song. If I were I spider I'd win her over with my mating dance. If I were a wolf I'd kill her a nice juicy rabbit. That's it. Do the one mating ritual and you're in.
    Women want it all though. Songs, dances, bright colourful displays, dead rabbits, etc. It gets to be a bit much.

    You forgot about praying mantises...😬

    I've had plenty of women bite my head off.

    Talk about sex to die for... 😅
  • Diatonic12Diatonic12 Member Posts: 12,388 Member Member Posts: 12,388 Member
    Finding a mate seems so much easier in the animal world. If I were a bird I'd just attract females with my colourful plummage and song. If I were I spider I'd win her over with my mating dance. If I were a wolf I'd kill her a nice juicy rabbit. That's it. Do the one mating ritual and you're in.
    Women want it all though. Songs, dances, bright colourful displays, dead rabbits, etc. It gets to be a bit much.

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  • Slacker16Slacker16 Member Posts: 1,130 Member Member Posts: 1,130 Member
    (...) Do the one mating ritual and you're in.

    Humans have that too, actually. It's called dancing.

    *Busts out his one wicked dance move that consists of moving his shoulders back and forth just slightly out of sync with the music so that, over time, it becomes completely random.*
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