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Tall Lovers/Short Ones???

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Canteen Worker, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is being tall, dark and handsome still the ideal mix for the modern woman? It's a question that my mate James is hankering to know. And while it may have rung true in the hunter-gatherer days (big and burly always got the kill), these days it seems the answer from women is a resounding no. (Or so they vehemently declare.)

    Yet scientists have discovered that perhaps James's hypothesis might actually ring true. Apparently taller men have greater reproductive success. In other words, they're more likely to get women knocked up.

    The study, carried out by evolutionary psychologist Professor Robin Dunbar at the University of Liverpool in England, found that of the 4419 respondents of healthy men aged between 25 and 60, blokes who had at least one child were 3cm taller than those who had none. They also found that on dating websites, shorter gents were reluctant to declare their height to women on a manhunt. Why? Dunbar reckons the reason is simple: men know what women want. And it ain't short blokes.

    Intellectual folks at the University of Essex backed up this theory when they analysed speed dating sessions - (apparently the new microcosm of the dating world) - and found that every extra inch on a lothario's head equals a 5 per cent rise in the number of women interested!

    Then there's the research carried out by Princeton University, which found that the taller you are, the more dough you earn. And if you're taller than average, you can expect to earn a whopping 10 per cent more than your shorter contemporaries!

    So what does that mean for the rest of us? Surely if we're a tad shorter than what the Australian Bureau of Statistics reports as the average height (for Aussie men it's 178cm and for women it's 164cm), are we disadvantaged everywhere from in the boardroom to the bedroom?
     
  2. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    180cm, I just scrape over the average. Phew.
     
  3. fLIP

    fLIP UFO Hunter

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    175cm, should have tried a little harder while growing.
     
  4. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    I'm about 188-190cm. Awesome :p
     
  5. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    If you need to measure it its too short
     
  6. CliffyIsGod

    CliffyIsGod Well-Known Member

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    I'm eight and a half inches.
     
  7. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    of course you are cliffy
     
  8. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I dont want more babies!
     
  9. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Duh. How much did these fools get paid to reach an obvious conclusion?
     
  10. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Me too, round.
     
  11. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    Ryan seems to have no problem getting the misses knocked up
     
  12. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

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    Ryan is a machine :)
     
  13. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe it took 11 posts within this thread for me to be bought up - hahahaha.

    But there is always the exception to the rule, when your short, hung and handsome...

    155 cm's for me and proud of it.

    Makes slow dancin with thu ladies fun...
    Makes dissapearing in the crowd (for whatever reason cough, cough) easy enough...
    Makes buying shoes / clothes a lot cheaper...
    Makes riding horses faster....hehehe
    Makes people under estimate....
    makes riding the kids rides at the circus easier....
    makes any bed a big bed.....
    makes it less distance to go down on a bird....
    makes it less distance to come back up....

    jeez...I could go on....

    Actually, here's a challenge for everyone...lets make the shortest person YART. I'll start...you guys fill in the gaps:-

    01. Preston Campbell
    06. Rob Burrow (Import)
    07. Matt Orford
    08. Danny Nutley
    09. Ian Lacey
     
  14. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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  15. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Braith anasta looks like a gnome.
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  17. Downie

    Downie Active Member

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    El Masri and Brenton Bowen on the wings.
     
  18. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Ian Lacey is my hero !
     
  19. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Ryan Leanne and I are still waiting for the BBq you promised us
     
  20. Ryan

    Ryan Well-Known Member

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    Your welcome anytime mate. Give us a call on the day, and I'll spark up the ol' 4 burner.

    Your a lot more busy than this ol' mug who just stays at home with the fam.

    Whenever your able, we're on.
     

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