Vertically challenged Manhattan men have it rough, according to a new study by AYI.com in a bluntly titled blog post."Short Men in NYC Don’t Stand a Chance in Online Dating," analyzed more than 50,000 interactions in the New York area to see how likely women were to contact men 5-foot-9 and under when viewing their profiles.
The survey found that a paltry 1.2 percent of men in Manhattan were contacted by women through the Are You Interested? (AYI) dating app. Crystal, a Manhattanite who works in fashion, told Metro that height is a huge concern for her when she looks for an online mate. "It's make or break," she said. "I'm 5-foot-6 and I like to wear heels so 6-feet tall is my minimum. I saw this guy who showed up on my profile and thought, oh, he's not bad, but it turned out he was 5'6" and I thought, 'Well, that's a shame.'"
E, who lives in Manhattan and works in TV, echoed Crystal's sentiments. "I think a guy probably needs to be at least 3 inches taller than the girl so they can be the same height when she wears heels," she said. She recalled one date with a man who was too short. "He said he was 5-foot-7, but he definitely seemed shorter when I saw him in person," she said. "He was too short."
But there is a silver lining for short men: AYI.com found that short men in Jersey City have a 7.3 percent chance of getting contacted by women. The company also noted, "Our recent data already showed that the women of Jersey City are the least picky when it comes to online dating." Zing.
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