Size Matters

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While most of us would probably give a lot for a few extra inches of chic, life is hard for those ladies over 6 feet. At the Tall Persons Club, women commiserate over the daily challenges of life for a tall women and the larger issues of finding partners - along with the callous social perception that to date a taller woman is somehow emasculating. Says one anthropologist, rather gloomily, tall men "are generally more successful in life, in areas including salary and winning presidential elections. But this doesn't happen for women. The chances of marriage and children are higher for taller men, but the reverse is true for women." Not that all the women featured take such a defeatist view: says Arianne Cohen, author of The Tall Book, "Tall is gorgeous...and the moment you perceive yourself that way, other people perceive it too." [Times of London]


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my ex-boyfriend (6' tall) dated a very tall woman (she was 6'2").

When the first started dating she said to him "You're not one of those 'tall hawks'" are you? I guess there's a subset of men who like 'em tall... really tall! (and go through the ladies like tissue, thus the 'tall hawk' moniker)