While a lot of men don't want someone taller, they like the idea of a tall woman." Joey Maestas, 23, a digital journalist at , is 6-foot-1.
A former college football player and wrestler, Maestas said he dated three female athletes who were over six feet tall, including a volleyball player with five inches on him.
Gender differences in desire for a certain type of mate go beyond height and into other physical arenas.
Some relationship trends are showing a reversal of traditional gender roles, like the rise in breadwinning mothers and stay-at-home fathers, according to a study in the journal .
In the height study, there was not a significant relationship between endorsement of traditional gender roles and ideal height in a dating partner for men or women.
Women with more traditional gender attitudes tended to be less willing to date short men (5-foot-6 or shorter), and men with similar attitudes reported they were less willing to date very tall women (those over 6 feet).
However, his profile said he stands at an elfish 5-foot-5, while I am an Amazonian 5-foot-10. Dare I dodge OKCupid's arrow and ignore a potential soul mate, just because of his height?
How do tall women and short men survive the dating world?