‘Tall, dark and handsome’ has been the stereotypical criteria for what a woman looks for in a man for as long as we can remember.
It’s had us all lusting for the likes of Jason Momoa and Hemsworth brothers, while also sparking insecurities among many men under the 6ft bar, but that’s all set to change, according to new research suggesting that the ideal height for a man is actually 5ft 8in.
A study by dating app Badoo has revealed the height as being the most right-swiped among their users who range between the ages of 18-30. After surveying 20,000 Brits, Badoo concluded that 5ft 8in was the most popular height for men, while 5ft 10in and 5ft 6in followed closely. For women, 5ft 5in was the most right-swiped height while 5ft 3in and 5ft 7in came second and third place.
Most right-swiped heights for men
- 5ft 8in
- 5ft 10in
- 5ft 6in
- 5ft 9in
Most right-swiped heights for women
- 5ft 5in
- 5ft 3in
- 5ft 7in
- 5ft 2in
According to the Office of National Statistics, the average height of a man in the UK is 5ft 9in ( (175.3cm) and a woman is 5ft 3in (161.6cm) – both of which don’t match the ‘most attractive’ heights. But luckily, appearance isn’t the only thing you need to secure a date on the app – or life in general for that matter.
‘A person’s dating app bio is the only way to give an insight into their personality and to showcase what’s truly behind the superficiality of their profile photos. Whilst stating your height is not discouraged, it is more about the delivery of these personal statistics that are swaying people into swiping left or right,’ Badoo’s dating expert, Abbie Goulding said in a statement.
’88 per cent of Badoo users are more likely to swipe right if a person’s bio makes them laugh, as opposed to 16 per cent who are more likely to swipe left if they don’t consider someone to be their perfect height.’
So when it comes down to it? It’s all in the personality!