Manhattan topped the list—and lived up to its superficial reputation—as the number one worst city for short men in online dating, showing a 1.236% chance of a woman contacting a man under 5’9″.
First analyzed over 50,000 interactions in the NY metropolitan area to determine how likely female users were to contact a male user that was 5’9″ or under when she viewed his profile. Here are the results: According to the data, “vertically challenged” men should think twice about which boroughs they decide to reside in if they are looking for love online.
If it holds true that shorter men don’t have as many dating opportunities, if nothing else, I think shorter men would try harder to be funny, caring, empathetic, honest, hardworking — and just be a gentleman.
She insists, “I’m just not attracted to them.” Alexis is a smart woman, and she is also a nice person, even though her attitudes about short men are actually pretty patronizing and dismissive.
So when I recently found myself single and on Tinder for the first time, I couldn’t help but wonder (in my best Carrie Bradshaw voice): Do men on dating sites prefer short hair or long hair?
On one hand, I like the way I look with short hair; but on the other hand, the most popular woman on Ok Cupid has long hair.
I, of course, would never change my hair just to make someone like me, but I curious.
So for the sake of a sociological investigation, I decided to do a little experiment to see exactly how much hair has an influence on the amount of interested potential dates. For the first week, I made a dating profile (one on Tinder and one on Ok Cupid) with pictures of my usual short hair and recorded the number of matches/likes and messages I received.
First Met.com‘s data found that Jersey City was the number 1 best city for short men in the NY metropolitan area.