The effect of all this has been for the heights of men and women to be pulled in opposite directions over time, meaning that men tend to be a few inches taller than women, on average.
If we cast a glance at our primate cousins, we can see that in gorillas, for example, the males are whoppers – twice the size of females, their stature being driven by the need for males to fight fiercely for exclusive sexual access to a harem of females. In the graceful and relatively peaceful gibbons, on the other hand, males and females are exactly the same size and live in monogamous pairs.
Humans have a degree of body-size difference somewhere in between gorillas and gibbons, so you can draw your own conclusions about what our sexual proclivities should be.
So used are we to men being taller than their wives or girlfriends that we make a huge fuss when some high-profile short guy hooks up with a girl that can look down on him. We wanted to know, for example, did Tom Cruise stand on a box for his marriage portrait with Katie Holmes, who is a good two inches taller than him?
And then there’s France’s mini-president Nicolas Sarkozy with his willowy wife, Carla Bruni, towering over him even in her flats. No more Louboutins for her, then. Why did Carla go for such a little bloke?
Well, if guys are on the short side, they need to have something else to bring to the mating marketplace. For Sarkozy, it’s power. For Cruise it’s money.
Research Study Reveal Women Love Sex As Much As Men The title statistic was determined by Dr. Paige Padgett at the University of Texas. Padgett’s 2007 study entitled “Personal Safety and Sexual Safety for Women Using Online Personal Ads” was published in a widely respected journal of the National Sexuality Research Center (Research & Social Policy Journal).
And Rasputin (lover of the Russian queen, according to Boney M, remember), it was his, er, manly endowment
Dr. Padgett’s research involved seven hundred forty (740) women who had put dating profiles online seeking men. The result of the study: Earthshattering!! Thirty-three percent (33%) of the women daters had sex on the 1st date. Even more shocking, seventy-seven percent (77%) of them didn’t use a condom.
Virtual Intimacy Theory Padgett’s conclusion was not that these women are merely sluts. Rather she discovered that women who would otherwise be cautious may engage in unprotected sex because they are lulled into a sense of virtual intimacy.
Dr. Padgett determined that “virtual intimacy” arose as a by-product of the frequent exchanges between the women and the men they had sex with on the first date. Before meeting face-to-face, the women exchanged information through e-mail and telephone calls about their history, likes & dislikes, and even their sexual preferences.
This Padgett says created the “virtual intimacy” a sense that a relationship might or might not exist but may encourage sexual intimacy at a faster rate than what would develop through conventional methods.
So What Does This Mean For Guys? The take home message for guys: Start Online Dating Now. It’s cheaper than clubbing & bar hopping and you’ll get laid more often on a 1st date, but definitely use condoms!
Applying Common Sense To Padgett’s Study Let’s apply common sense and give women the credit they deserve. Women who date online know exactly what they want. They want to find attractive mates that meet their dating criteria. They select one or several potential mates from the endless number that constantly email them. Then they asked a series questions to determine whether this particular male meets their criteria. If so, it’s on!