Period." To be clear, this phenomenon doesn't apply to all, or even most women.There are plenty of them placing far more weight on personal chemistry.

"To be honest, the most important thing to me in a man is confidence and humor," says Lisa, a 31-year-old woman married to a slightly shorter man.

"Seriously, if he can make me laugh and is confident, he's in. Take any other physical characteristic -- weight, hair color, size of...

This is likely the exact reason that a guy doing something similar so flagrantly right there in his profile would feel tasteless and worthy of scorn.

And yet, isn't this brazen height-ism just another variation on the kind of "no fat chicks" misogyny that would seem both offensive and outdated if a guy were to just casually drop it into a Tinder profile?

"It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10".

"You see these women who are overweight and unattractive clamoring for a tall man on their profiles, but I can’t ask that the girl be attractive or under a certain weight.” Now, the above quote crystallizes an important point.

Don’t let this kind of distorted thinking get in the way of meeting someone really great.

Some of the kindest, strongest and most committed men I know are short.

I would never list a minimum bra size or say size 2 or less. It turned out great for them." Call me a romantic, but it seems to me that one day a woman might pass a man sitting in a coffee shop, they'll lock eyes, and feel an instant attraction.