What A Man Wants! :)

Be warned, this is an opinion poll! πŸ˜€

I was bored to death today, searching aimlessly for a new theme for the site, trying in vain to purchase the domain name and realizing that a debit card is not a credit card, yawning every three minutes, scratching my face and my head and my back loud enough to annoy others around me and, every now and then, texting song request to the radio station. There was absolutely nothing of importance to do at work today, and I felt like going back home to the warm comfort of my bed, the blue blanket, the soft pillows, the England-South Africa test match and a warm cup of tea. If wishes were horses, I’d have a stable by now.

One thing of interest that cropped up today was a very heated argument discussion debate about what sort of women do men prefer. Er.. Let me rephrase that. The discussion was about what sort of women men find attractive – tall or short. There were four players in this very animated discussion and I shall christen them Hot Chick, Stud 1, Stud 2 and Pimp Me. πŸ˜€

Hot Chick started the debate and said that the reason she was wearing 6-inch heels was that she wanted to look taller and that tall women exact a second look wherever they go. She explained about how tall women, irrespective of whether they were attractive or not, are always the focus of attention of men, while walking down the street, making a presentation, or just about anything. She threw a few famous personalities in the ring and argued how these tall women were winners in life, and claimed that all tall women are famous mostly because of their height and ignored all the other formulae for success. πŸ˜€

Stud 1 then stepped into the fray and argued against this, and claimed how he admired shorter women. He claimed that some of the most famous women in history were short and that the average height of an Indian woman is around 5’1″ to around 5’3″, and any woman taller than this exact a second look because of this deviation from the ‘norm’. πŸ˜€

Stud 2 just agreed with Stud 1.

All three of them looked at me and I voiced one of my favorite quotes of wisdom, “An opinion is like an asshole; everyone has one!” πŸ˜€

Lots of other people also joined in the debate and eventually, everyone was shouting his/her asshole opinion. Hot Chick decided to take this debate public and asked me to write a post on it and throw the debate open to the intellectually superior readers of MirrorCracked their views on the topic. In a nutshell, the question being discussed is this:

Are taller women more attractive than shorter women and do taller women succeed as eye candy mainly because of their height?

Don’t hold anything back, dear Reader. Whatever your opinion (er…) is, just say it! Let’s see where this goes. I am just a moderator, and I will take offense if anyone calls me a sexist. Call me any other name, I can live with it! πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

75 thoughts on “What A Man Wants! :)

  1. Well. I dont know how the success of a woman is related to her height .. I disagree in that point with the hot chick ..

    but yeah, taller women do attract men more than shorter women do.. No second doubt about that ..

    But attracting men is quite different than succedding in the field of yours .. Height has got no importance for your success unless you are a part of a glamour world ..

  2. First let me say why do you want to buy a domain? You can simply upgrade this one and WP fixes it that your old address leads automatically to this one.
    About the other thing, I had never heard of this before. About the attractiveness of short women vs tall women I mean. I had heard of attractiveness of being a tall man vs that of being a short man, but not women.
    But if someone is tall is it necessary that the attention is positive? Even overweight people attract stares! In India a tall woman is so unusual (over 5 feet 10 inches) that people do look, but does it mean they are going to ask her for a date? Depends on their height, doesn’t it.

  3. hmm….lol tall girls might be preffered,for when you talk,you don’t need to bend your head…

    anyway…it is tough to say …it depends from one person to another…a few wil be better of short,a few tall…who cares…;) (ya k its not that i don’t) whatever….whatever…whatever…hails whatever…

  4. hey , i will pass this one on… don’t want to get into heated argument, discussions or debate on such a sexist post! πŸ™‚

    Definately not comment! πŸ˜›

  5. unless you are too short or too tall (in which case you are attracting attention purely because of extremes) it doesnt matter i guess!

    i always though women wore heels because if you get it right, you walk becomes naturally more graceful than it usually is!

    ofcos me being me, with a bad back and a decnt height have never stepped into a pair!!

    but no! i dont think height makes a big difference!



  6. The funda is simple if you are a short guy, you will definitely not want a taller woman (football sized ego!=0 )

    If you are a (really) tall guy, you would.. no should get a tall girl to avoid backpains (you have to bend down to k.. kkk.. kk.. kiss duh!)

    If you are a medium height guy, you would want a short girlfriend again to satisfy football sized ego that we men have

    So two to one short women win!

  7. Well I have nothing to comment on which women appeals more to men as I’m a woman and secondly I’m 5’5″. But I think as far as Indian men go their average ht is around 5’6″ to 5’10”. So that makes them prefer shorter women due to ego and all πŸ˜› As Allan Pease the author of bestseller “why men lie and women cry” has mentioned in his book on the basis of 23 major studies and experiments that on list of men’s turn ons long legs is number 4. So I think there isnt only one factor affecting the preference. It differs from person to person.

    @Balu totally agree with u

  8. Will Keep It Short And Straight. Tall Women Any day For Me. Taller Than Me Also Would Do. And By Tall I Mean Naturally Tall With Long Legs. No Heels. And Yea, Short Hair Please. Flat Stomach. Thats It. See That Was Short.

  9. According to me, all guys irrespective of how tall they are prefer shorter women (shorter as in the norm explained by Stud 1). Taller women are a turn off for me.

  10. most tall women look skinny… and skinny types are not for me… I’d like ones who are not shorter to me than 3 inches(my height-5’10”)

  11. Just dropped by to check out the coments !! πŸ˜€

    I think men like to be with women shorter than themselves and they like to letch at women who’re tall…

  12. Shall just keep visiting for the comments…and i have no idea what kind of women men prefer…its for the men to say! πŸ˜€
    but i do think short women are very, very attractive too…for proof, look at me!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›

  13. @balu
    accurate observation πŸ™‚

    well,i am tall and always get some stares and “unwanted” compliments/comments at household gatherings..have outgrown in and really dont care πŸ™‚

    i am a modest 170 CM

  14. It doesnt matter how much is the distance between the head and the toes but whats between them πŸ˜‰

    err by that I dont mean what *YOU* are thinking pervert! πŸ˜›

  15. I dont think success in the business/work they do have anything to do with height. But if she is a professional basket ball player the height might help !

    I dont like tall women coz of what Balu said, although the ego is just the size of a cricket ball. πŸ˜€

  16. *yawn* had a tiring day yesterday πŸ˜€

    Like Miss D and Scorpia I’ll keep visiting….whatever the result am not gonna go for higher heels neither am I cutting myself down πŸ˜‰

  17. @Nikhil
    Personally, I prefer tall women(5’8-5’10) because of my own height(6’3). “Opinions are like assholes. Everyone’s got one.” Mind blowing dude!!! πŸ˜€ How do you come up with these things? You got to teach me bro!!! πŸ˜›

    Well, if tall women are skinny, it wouldn’t be my problem would it? I am skinny myself. πŸ˜€

  18. Hmmmmm…

    When we were teenagers, we were told about going for the boy who is ‘tall, dark & handsome’, coz thats how Indian men used to be.. Tall, Dark & Handsome!!! But, in this age of fairness creme, dark is almost gone!

    Women are also told to find someone taller than them – it makes sense at most times if the man is taller – he can fix the bulb, clean the sump.. u know? That kinda thing πŸ˜€

    Tall women, I haven’t seen much of.. in person.. Seeing a tall woman on TV doesnt say much! But, debate here seems to be about artificial height – with shoes / heels, etc – which does make a woman extremely attractive (they say) coz her gait / personality come right through.. and women who use hi-heeled-footwear, i would think are definitely on the ‘hot’ category, as far as men go!

    Lets take an example of women who are in tall professions – like women who play basketball! Are they hot?

    A statistic though is that women are considered ‘HOT’ are tall..!!!!

  19. Good Lord, this is fun! I’m gonna put up the final analysis and results of this opinion poll on a separate post! Will be quite interesting! πŸ˜€

  20. Very interesting…. to read and the whole idea behind it….

    Till date, i never thot of it this way.. men being attracted to tall vs short women.. i guess its to do with their height and ofcourse the age old adage of guy getting married to a girl shorter than him..

    Errr,…. am tall.. 5.11″, and so you can imagine that the guys i meet are either my height (ya, right… rarely) and shorter..But it doesnt really make a diff to me, cos to me whether i click with someone or not is the bottom line….

    Infact once i had been on a “meet the guy to see if there is shaadi hanging in the air” kinda meet.. The guy was already seated at the venue when i got there, after our idle boring chit chat(Yawn n me almost dozing off there… ) finally when we walked out to the parking lot, i guess it hit him “i was taller than him” and well, less said the better.. not heard from him since then.. hehe…. πŸ˜€

    and NO i dont wear heels.. never did.. dont think i ever will!!

  21. Too many assholes here πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€
    Lemme put in mine as well..

    Tall is attractive, either in women or in men..
    Would any women prefer shorter men?
    No. So men would compromise on the options they have and prefer shorter women.. but most given a chance they’d like to be with tall hot chic isn’t it? πŸ˜€

    Tall pretty woman, Maria comes to my mind straight away!

  22. my, my… enjoyed the comments! you sure can use the analysis for a new psot! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜›

  23. naah its not about the height at all… i’ve found that some of the short gals have taller skills!! if u know what i’m saying πŸ˜‰

  24. oye.. u coming for Creeper or the suit???? i dont know, not decided about those plays yet.. am going for the 1st 2 as of now… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  25. I will vote for short woman. Taller woman may get noticed first but it is due to weirdness!! It will be dirty look πŸ™‚ short and sweet is good πŸ˜‰

  26. Making oneself artificially tall with 6 inch heels doesnt look good. It looks incompatible. I think most men like Woman who are just as tall as they are, for reachability purposes πŸ™‚

    There I made an A**hole of myself by giving an opinion, but I would be one even if don’t make an opinion. I would rather be an opinion making A**hole type than the one who doesn’t.

  27. according to me tall grls look attratcive but that doesn’t mean that smaller ones are not……………..that completely depends on their attitude and confidence………………

  28. Its said that the perfect couple is one in which the woman is long enough to reach the man’s ear. I guess that’s all about it.
    The woman should not be taller than me. The rest I don’t care. πŸ™‚

  29. “intellectually superior readers” Well Now I know Nikhil, How you attract your readers!!! and That’s an very interesting questions and as for now i honestly cannot commnet, surrounded by my SHE-classmates who are reading the blog along with me, I can sense an invisible knife down my neck, so what i type decides the fate of the knife. so just would love to read your final analysis! but between all these my only doubt/question is ” are women something to bge prefered” I (for that matter generally {Should I add some, [like us]} menfolk) do have a great regard and respect. but questions like this really make men think on a different plane altogether. and also why should women be feminists? or attach feminism to evrything concerned with men and women. well The Knife did its work. Have fun buddy
    ceeyaa πŸ™‚

  30. hey where is d final analysis post ?wknd’s coming to an end n still no sign of it ??

  31. “Kallruu na nambodhu adhre kullruna na nambaradhu” (“We can believe robbers but not short people”)

    I don’t know how far this is true or I guess people just say it for a joke. But sometimes this is actually true and I have come across such kind of people.. πŸ˜›

    Now coming back to the height of a woman a man wants… I guess ranging from 5β€²5β€³ to 5β€²8β€³ is actually sufficient. But for people whose are 6β€²1β€³ long which includes me, I guess a girl of height 5β€²8β€³ to 6 is enough.. (not more than that πŸ˜› )

  32. in my case…………it doesn’t matter for me even if the grl is 6’2″………….because…………..i’m 6’3″…….hehe..

  33. brilliant brilliant brilliant blog!!! πŸ™‚ i have been in stitches with laughter for the past half hour now!!!!

  34. I would say… it all depends…
    Height, weight, attitude… anything that deviates from the normal is bound to get attention… as far as being tall is concerned, it’s uncommon for Indian women to go beyond 5’8”… even if they go, they would get attention, definitely, but whether they would look attractive or not, depends on a lot of other factors…(I won’t go into details of each and every one… :D)
    At least from Indian perspective, I still feel, the traditional woman remains more attractive to a man, than a westernised one… heels are temporary… πŸ˜›

  35. Tall people only date other tall people, so if you are short don’t bother looking up and if you tall you don’t need to look down.

  36. I think height does matter now, recently scullers came with a new discount offer, the discount depends on the gal’s height you are with.
    Like if she is 5’7” then you will get 57% discount.

  37. I think it must be more important how a woman carries herself. If a tall woman walks with a slouch, she won’t look beautiful. If a short woman has a straight spine and a light step, men will gravitate toward her.

    Wow, 51 comments, Nikhil! you’ve touched on a popular topic. Plus your posts are always entertaining!

  38. Oh, I like this template. I haven’t seen it. And I agree with nita, just do the upgrade for ten credits, if you want the .com

    Can’t you register your domain name for like ten dollars somewhere? Like Go Daddy?

  39. @Nik – Damn, nice debate. Btw, you should have posted the pic of the “Hot Chick” πŸ˜€ Whatever she wants, I will go her way πŸ˜›

    I don’t know if it’s ego or no-ego, I would like the girl to be my height or shorter than me by a bit. Too short is also a problem for reasons already explained above. Tall girls dont give me a second look and so I dont give them a look back πŸ˜€ πŸ˜› *grapes are sour*

    172cms..anybody searching this height? πŸ˜‰

    @Xylene – LOL!!

  40. First think I did before commenting was to make a full text search for word “legs” on this page. Yeah ….and I found *Reema* (???) ony mentioning it and oh yeah Oxy.

    I love chicks with Long legs πŸ˜€ and yes height matters. (you-know-who is not tall, but love is blind you know πŸ˜› )
    I compliment every long girl and tell her I like her because I like all *long* girls πŸ˜€ And they no one has ever snapped back even when I dare to say her legs look sexy πŸ˜›

  41. @Suda what with the question marks and name in quotes? Cant I comment on a post like this and about what men like? prejudices!

  42. @RJ its between me and Suda and I think there is good understanding so he knows in what tone i have written that. maybe adding a πŸ˜› would have helped letting people like u know that i m being humorous.

  43. Subjective question !

    But yeah too short and too tall is a big NO.
    It varies from person to person. I like gals with angular face, a medium height and you_know_what*

    I don’t like ostentatious loquacious gals.

  44. Hello Nikhil
    My first visit on this blog,and I think I have discovered something great!
    Well,the choice is of course personal,but I think tall women are more attractive anytime.And my personal finding is,that most of them possess good self-esteem,and a good character.Most of the famous present day models are ‘tall and slim’
    Great to see you are an author too.I’ll surely check the PDFs attached later.The names sound pretty attractive.
    If you get time check my blog at http://www.ameyawaghmare.blogspot.com (No compulsion to visit though πŸ™‚

  45. I think its a very personal choice. Though I believe any deviation from normal is bound to attract attention-positive or negative.

    Reminds me of the movie “Biwi No. 1” where the tall Sushmita Sen and Karisma Kappor with normal height (as per Indian Standards) was the wife. What I infer is, a man will prefer a wife who is shorter than him considering a lot many live examples around. πŸ˜›

  46. Don’t know what the results of the poll is going to be Nikhil, but your question has opened Pandora’s box. πŸ™‚

    Guys are dropping in to express their choice of females…with angular face, long legs, good attitude, even precise height measurements and ostentatious loquacious gals are a total no no!

    I wish you start something like this for the girls too! We should also have the time of our life. I hope all the female bloggers support me! πŸ˜‰

  47. Now, all prospective wives or girls who are unable to find the right guy to may or befriend may actually match their physical attributes and approach the commentator’s accordingly.

    As WW says, guys can do the same if Nikhil makes a post about what girls like too. πŸ˜‰

  48. Yes. The elevation gives their assets a clearer range of view for the ostensible admirer. And I’m really talking about the face here.

    Come on guys, I’m gay. I don’t dig hooters! Well, maybe not as much as you!

  49. hey i’m just 5 ft tall !!!! not fair !!! 😦

    i dun think height matters dat much .. i also might be sayin dis to feel better !!! hehehe..

    well, its for the guys to decide.. i think each one has a different opinion, cant be generalised..!

  50. m 5’10 & yeah..it attracts a lot of attention & comments , but then i don c many men arnd wh r taller tan me , toh that i wot i wld prefer too. u c .. its practical! :D.
    If attention is wot a gal wnts , height helps a lotttt. but den if u r luking 4 a serios relationship , der r a lot f oter thngs dat carry weightage

  51. I think tall women get noticed more but that does not necessarily mean that they are wanted more than their shorter sisters

  52. well.. i think its not tall women as a whole who r attractive, but shorter women with long legs who get a second look from men. Personally I really don’t understand what’s tat appeal in long-legged women… but oh well.. I m not a guy.. so I don’t think I wud get the point.. πŸ˜€

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