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I've heard for years that women find tall men more attractive than short men.  Having never been a short man, I have no frame of personal reference - but I have heard that whole "tall, dark, and handsome" bit for years.

To prove that this phenomenon is more than a catchy phrase, researchers from the University of Chicago and M.I.T. set out to prove and quantify their theory that tall men don't have to be as financially successful as their vertically challenged romantic rivals.

After crunching tons of dating app data, the team determined that the average single-and-ready-to-mingle guy was 5 foot 11 and 1/2 inches tall bringing down approximately $63,000 per year.  They also found that as the height increased, the income needed to be considered attractive dropped.  That difference amounts to about $28,000 per year for each inch you go down.  At 5 foot 10 inches, a man in 2021 would need to bring down $87K to hit the same bar.

The study also found that the opposite was true, as in - the taller you are, the less money you have to make to reach the same level of attractiveness.  For example, at 6 foot 4 inches tall a man would only have to earn $12,000 per year to be put on the same level as a 5 foot flat guy making $380,000 per year.  At any thing above 6 foot 6 inches tall, you could be virtually unemployed and still attractive by these standards.

Now, if you'll excuse me - I've got to go buy a pair of elevator shoes.

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