Size Matters

News from the superficial world of online dating:

It turns out, women really care about men's height. I'm 5'9”, if I wanted to be as attractive as somebody who's 5'10”, right, another inch? I would have to make about $35-40,000 more a year.

This and other, deeper and more interesting, observations about human motivations and the psychological discount rate, in the Big Think Interview With Dan Ariely.

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3 Responses to Size Matters

  1. David says:

    this is amusing, but the religion stuff I found quite interesting; from here

  2. Sue Ann says:

    Is this decision based on height only in America, or in Western European cultures or is it world wide? One wonders how dimintive males in other cultures fare given these standards..

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