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She lists her height in her dating bio, and has been told by some men that she's too tall for them. "I'd rather them let me know, as it saves us both time." Jordan Maahs, 6ft, says she had "some trouble with the height thing" when she was using dating apps."I really only swiped right if the guy looked taller than me," says Maahs.
' to which the response was: 'no, that's absolutely not the same thing,'" says Stephen.In the economy of heterosexual online dating, where thumbs wield the ultimate power over a person's love life, height appears to be an immensely valuable currency.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.Kunal, 5ft11, says he's had "weird experiences" with online dating because of his height.He says that he's neither short nor "very tall." He had a "really great date" with a woman and went to arrange a second date, but she felt he was "too tall for her" as she was 5ft5.By analysing the genetic information of over 13,000 heterosexual couples, scientists found that 89 percent of the genes which determine someone's height also influence their height preference in a mate.
When we spend so much time swiping through an endless stream of unfamiliar faces, it's easy to get into swiping patterns and even hard and fast rules.
In my own experience, I have grown to attach a great deal of importance to the feet and inches in a person's bio.
As I idly swipe through Bumble, I will scroll through a dater's photos before perusing their bio, searching for a number that might dictate the crucial decision: to swipe left or right?
Putting genetics and evolution aside for a second, there's certainly something to be said for looking beyond numbers.
Perhaps we could all do with budging an inch or two on this point.
This is likely the exact reason that a guy doing something similar so flagrantly right there in his profile would feel tasteless and worthy of scorn.