Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling

dc.citation.firstpage0192513X13519256en_US
dc.citation.journalTitleJournal of Family Issuesen_US
dc.contributor.authorYancey, Georgeen_US
dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Michael O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-14T21:19:54Z
dc.date.available2014-02-14T21:19:54Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.description.abstractAmidst increasingly equality in belief and in practice between the sexes, we ask if height preferences still matter, and if so, why people say they matter. First, we collected data from Yahoo! dating personal advertisements. Second, we used answers to open-ended questions in an online survey. The Yahoo! data document that height is still important in decisions to date but that it is more important to females than to males. Results from the online survey indicate that women wanted tall men for a variety of reasons, but most of the explanations of our respondents were connected to societal expectations or gender stereotypes. Gender-based legitimation of height preferences seem to be more central than evolutionary-based legitimation, but future work may discover a more nuanced interpretation.en_US
dc.identifier.citationYancey, George and Emerson, Michael O.. "Does Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Coupling." <i>Journal of Family Issues,</i> (2014) Sage: 0192513X13519256. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X13519256.
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0192513X13519256en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/75471
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherSage
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dc.subject.keyworddating/relationship formationen_US
dc.subject.keywordonline datingen_US
dc.subject.keywordheight preferenceen_US
dc.subject.keywordgender and familyen_US
dc.titleDoes Height Matter? An Examination of Height Preferences in Romantic Couplingen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
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