If trying to catch the attention of a man however, the same problem reared its ugly head – as she admitted that she would opt for less height in the shoe department in these situations.
“Being tall can make you feel intimidating to men, and therefore less likely to be approached,” she mused.
So it seems ladies that we do in fact let the height of men affect how feminine we feel. Or is this a basic animal instinct that is out of our control, helping us to pick a mate that our brains simply can’t reason its way out of?
I’d love to say I’m going to try and break the mould, but I think I’ll be searching for that 6ft 4ins man of my dreams for a while before I throw away my flat shoes. @Ana_elizabeth6 The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.
And the reason why they feel this way was certainly something I hadn’t considered before.Growing up in an all-girls school I was always chosen to play the male parts in drama productions due to my height (well I presumed it was due to my height…), and knew, despite my dreams, I would always be too tall and heavy to be a ballet dancer.Darcy Bussell was known for breaking the mould in the ballet world for being taller than average, but even she stands at what I consider a short 5ft 8ins.So why are many women, including myself, still programmed to think like this?I’ve always wished to be a couple of inches shorter so I could wear high heels and not feel like a walking tree.What’s worse, according to statistics, half the men in the country are my height or shorter.When it comes to dating, that makes the chances of finding a potential boyfriend slimmer than most – if, like me, you care about finding a man who's taller than you.A long long time ago, when men and women were considered to have very specific male and female "duties" – to be a hunter-gatherer (men), and to look after the kids (women), you could say it was almost necessary for the men to be bigger so they were able to successfully carry out said duties.Being tall and big is a sign of strength in men, whereas having a curvaceous, petite figure is considered more womanly.If 5ft 10ins is too tall for me, and it's the ideal for someone else, why can’t we be happy as we are?While speaking to some of my shorter friends (and by short, I mean anything around the 5ft 5 mark – i.e.