Models dating short men
If you’re a regular reader, you probably knew that I was on the CBS Early Show in July. We wrote two new profile essays that were unique, funny and confident.Appearing with me was one of my all-time favorite clients, Tom Pandolfo. We renamed him “Look Ma No Hair.” And we watched as his in-box filled up with interested women. So, after hiring me as his dating coach, we set to work in rebranding him on We had Tom fill out my long questionnaire and submit to an hour of questions from me on the phone.You can see what a great experience it was in this CBS Early Show clip: What I haven’t yet mentioned is that Tom Pandolfo is 5’3″.The segment was inspired by a study done by professor Allen Mazur of Syracuse University.
Yet his height defines him, since it has prevented otherwise interested women from being interested in him over the course of his entire life. Okay, I’m kidding about the last part, but only because I’m so serious about the rest of this. And even though we had good initial results, the fact remains, empirically: women don’t want short men.
Here’s what I found: This proves, in stark and undeniable terms, two things:…
Even supermodels and A-list actors struggle with it. Dating websites have given us the ability to narrow our search to specific preferences in physical appearance and personality, resulting in wish lists that rival Santa’s.
The short men were described as successful, educated or wealthy while the taller men were given no description. In fact, nothing succeeded in making them prefer the shorter men.
One woman even suggested that the show’s producer describe the tall men as “murderers” to even the odds for the shorter men!If you’re a woman, that usually means you want a man who is tall, at least taller than you and just as women shave a few pounds off for their dating profile, men, if they’re on the short side, tend to add a few inches.