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While not classified in the same way as racial, cultural, sexual discrimination, "lookism" is widespread and affects how people are perceived as well as affecting their opportunities in terms of relationships, job opportunities, etc.Physical attractiveness is associated with good things; in contrast, physical unattractiveness is associated with negative things.In return, physically attractive people benefit from these stereotypical beliefs.Research shows that on average, physically attractive individuals have more friends, better social skills, and more active sex lives.Up until recently, it was a truth universally acknowledged that men sought out shorter women, while women gravitated towards taller men.However, a joint study conducted by researchers at Rice University and the University of North Texas last year found that men don't particularly care about their partner's height - whereas women definitely do.
Maybe because I try to stay fit/toned myself, I feel that men should do the same to stay healthy.
However, I've been on a "lifestyle change" for about five years now and recently when I find myself attracted to a guy's personality, then I notice he's fat-in-the-belly, I try to shut the attraction off.
I used to generally be drawn to fat men and prefer to date them because I didn't want to date anyone who was smaller than me or had a much fitter body than me; it was a total attraction killer.
But as anyone who is vertically challenged will testify, being tall is an enviable quality.
After all, what's a bang on the bonce compared to the ignominy of not being able to reach the top shelf (of the kitchen cupboard, obviously)?
As Timothy Judge told Malcolm Gladwell in his essay Why Do We Love Tall Men, “If you take this over the course of a 30-year career and compound it, we’re talking about a tall person enjoying literally hundreds of thousands of dollars of earnings advantage.” Interestingly, an increase in height for women does not result in such an emphatic increase in earnings.