- Taller men are more likely to have an affair, new research has revealed
- Of a survey of over 1,800 married men, 20% were between 6ft 1″ and 6ft 2″ tall
- 60% of all men were over 6ft tall, with the least common height range being between 5ft 5” and 5ft 6” (3%)
- 57% of a survey of over 950 women said that they would not date someone who was shorter than them
- The findings come from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, surveyed over 1,800 of its male members and found that the most common height range was between 6ft 1” and 6ft 2”, the height of 20% of respondents, with the average height being just under 6ft 1”.
In fact, 60% of all men surveyed were over 6ft, with the least common height range being between 5ft 5” and 5ft 6” (3%).
The site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant, explains why this is more than just a coincidence:
“It might seem old fashioned, but generally speaking, dating someone shorter than you is a sacrifice too great for many people. It’s even worse for women who, with their killer heels on show, absolutely tower over their partners – it makes for an awkward picture to say the least.
“What that all means for tall blokes is that they’re more likely to grab a woman’s attention by virtue of their height alone. With that in mind, they’re more likely to be confident when it comes to picking up women, and, in this case, more likely to find themselves in a position to cheat than a shorter man – it’s all about how many can resist the temptation to have an affair.”
In a separate survey of over 950 married women, over half (57%) said that they wouldn’t date someone if they were shorter than them.
Lucy, 44, was one of those women, as she explains:
“The main reason I’m having an affair is because I want what my husband can’t give me at home. I know it might seem shallow, but there needs to be a physical attraction, and height is definitely a massive part of that.
If I’m going to settle and not get what I want out of an affair, then what’s the point of having one at all?”
1. 6ft 1″ to 6ft 2″ (20%)
2. 6ft to 6ft 1″ (15%)
3. 6ft 2″ to 6ft 3″ (14%)
4. 5ft 10″ to 5ft 11″ (12%)
5. 5ft 11″ to 6ft” (9%)
6. 6ft 3″ to 6ft 4″ (6%)
7. Over 6ft 4″ (5%)
= 8. 5ft 9″ to 5ft 10″ (4%)
= 8. 5ft 8″ to 5ft 9″ (4%)
= 8. 5ft 7″ to 5ft 8″ (4%)
= 9. 5ft 6″ 5ft 7″ (3%)
=9. 5ft 5″ to 5ft 6″ (3%)
=10. Below 5ft 5″ (1%)