UK: New Data Shows That Height Matters In Online Dating

Online dating site analyzed over 80,000 interactions between online daters in the United Kingdom to determine just how much height really matters for female members. The study took a centimeter-by-centimeter approach to identify how much increasing height affected a woman’s likelihood of contacting a male user.

Not surprisingly, women are very interested in a man’s height even in online dating. Below are the results on how male users measure up.

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Here are some more key findings from’s data analysis:

  •  The ideal height for a man looking for love online is 185 cm.
  • A man who is 185 cm is 33% more likely to be contacted than a man of average height (172 cm), and 77% more likely to be contacted than a man under 165 cm.
  • Men can be too tall. A man who is 195 cm or taller is 24% less likely to be contacted than a man who is 185 cm.

It’s no surprise that height plays a significant role in selecting a date offline. Earlier this year, British and Dutch researchers studied more than 12,000 couples in the UK to compile data specifically on their height differences. The study found that in 92.5% of the couples studied the man was taller.

What is surprising is that’s data proves women care about height online, as well, and are digging deeper into a potential date’s profile to see if they measure up before they reach out.

But have no fear. If you’re a short man looking to improve your luck online it might be time to consider a move to Birmingham or Lincoln. The response rates for men under 177 cm in those cities are 25% better than the average vertically-challenged Brit.

Likewise, our shorter male users should be sure to avoid Newcastle, as the response rate will be 18% below the average.


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