Whether that's a good or bad thing, I don't know, but given I've been single for three years, I'm guessing it's a bad thing! I've ticked the boxes that say I'm looking for a man 5ft 10in and upwards because I don't mind dating someone the same height as me, even though I'd tower over them in heels (which I rarely wear).

'But I found that the pool of men I had to choose from was very small - only 100 or so.

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What are the chances that the remaining few who are as tall or taller than me (I am 6ft 4in in heels) are going to be of interest?

My shorter friends have the pick of hundreds of men in the same venue.

I don't want to date someone who is a giant, but they have to be at least the same height as me, and that's non-negotiable.

The article points out what I’ve observed previously: the issue these days isn’t so much that the male schoolteacher is “intimidated” by the high-paid female advertising executive (there are some, but you don’t want them anyway), but rather that the high-paid ad exec refuses to date the schoolteacher. Isn’t the point of being independently wealthy so that you can do what you want, when you want?

‘And in a society that encourages men to be dominant and women to be submissive, having the image of tall men hovering over short women reinforces this value.’'Around 80 – 90 per cent of men list their height, on an app where no personal information like that is requested. And many had written things like, “6ft 1in, if that matters”, or “don’t worry girls, I’m 6ft 3in”.'I was curious why so many men were keen to get their height across in their profiles – it seemed a little cheesy, especially coming from the sort of men who seemed otherwise quite low-key, and they often seemed to offer it in a sort of resigned way, so I asked a few of the men I was messaging why they did it.

‘They told me that it was a reaction to the remarks what they described as 'the majority' of girls made on their profiles – “must be over 6ft”, or “I like wearing heels so you’d better be tall”.

The question remains: if you can support yourself as well as any man can support himself, what DIFFERENCE does it make what he earns?

Why is your boyfriend, the guitarist, “bad husband potential” when his girlfriend, the painter, is just “his girlfriend?

When I changed my height to 5ft 9in, the pool increased to almost 1,000.

I had been ruled out by hundreds of men of the same height as me.

He noted that it is a widespread perception that tall stature is a personal asset for men and a personal liability for women.