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Scientific Study Shows Short Men Are Better Partners And Have More Sex

Hannah Blackiston

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Scientific Study Shows Short Men Are Better Partners And Have More Sex

Good news for the height-challenged out there: a new study from The Journal of Sexual Medicine has found short men are more sexually active.

The study of 531 heterosexual men showed that men who were under 175cm tall, which is just under 5'9'', had higher 'coital frequency'.

I sincerely hope I never have to type the phrase 'coital frequency' again.

While it's the 'tall, dark and handsome' men who usually get the swipes on Tinder, it turns out there's more to these pint-size guys than meets the eye.


A study from New York University found that not only do short men have more sex, they're also 32 per cent less likely to divorce their partners.

The research discovered they do more of the housework than taller men, by over an hour a week, and are more likely to earn more money.

All in all, the study concluded, the shorter the man, the better partner he'll be.

Researchers aren't completely sure why this is, but they think taller men may be more confident in their appearance and therefore think they're above doing housework and other tasks.


So basically, short men may feel like they have something to prove, which means they work harder both in the office and at home.

BRB, changing my Bumble bio.

There is actually a theory behind this. The Napoleon Complex, or Short Man Syndrome, suggests that men of shorter stature work harder to 'affirm their manhood' through various means.

While this could see them lying about their earnings or abilities, it can also see them work harder to prove their worth.


Nobody is saying short men are worth any less than tall men, but there's no denying there's been a certain status quo before now.

Luckily, we have couples like Tom Holland and Zendaya out here shooting down the gender stereotypes behind short men and tall women.


Plus there's Selling Sunset star Chrishell Stause, who has just called it quits with Jason Oppenheim, but is still very vocal about the ridiculousness of height 'rules'.

There's even an app now for people who are specifically seeking out short men to date.

Short King Dating, launched by short man clothing brand Ash & Erie, says 'tall, dark and handsome is outdated and kings are in short supply'.


'Don't let height get in the way of true love'.

Topics: News, Dating, Sex

Hannah Blackiston
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