What should be the minimum height for women on a tall dating site? A new site says 5’5, as this increases guys’ chances of finding their ideal partner, given they are less selective for height. For tall women though, this means competing with average height women. The founder, who is interviewed below, is willing to change the threshold. But first, let’s vote on what it should be. Let’s assume the limit for men remains at 6′, as no one seems to have an issue with that. Also, assume that the site is for all of Europe and North America. Women please vote with the red side, men with the blue.
Update: With over 700 votes in, the clear trend, aside for the 5’11 anomaly, is guys feel the threshold should be 5’10 and ladies feel it should be 6′. Note that the traffic here is mainly tall people though, so this introduces some bias. Also, the poll demonstrates an unconstrained directional selection by tall women for a higher threshold. In retrospect, the poll should have gone beyond 6′! A common sentiment was that if it is to be called a ‘tall’ dating site, then it should be restricted to tall for both genders. The word tall has varying definitions, see the link for more info. For the ongoing discussion on this topic, see this forum topic.
So what made you start the tall dating site tallsingles?
I’m 6ft 7 tall myself and when I was dating I realized how difficult it was to meet and date tall single women. I would often go to bars with my friends on “boys nights out” hoping to meet women, however on most occasions I would find that all the women there were far too short. It became very frustrating and I thought there must be a better way for tall people to meet. One evening I looked for a good website name and tallsingles.co.uk was chosen.
What makes you different from other dating sites?
Well, we restrict our members by height, men have to be above 6′ and women above 5’5. So tall single people joining our site will get exactly what they want, other tall single people. We have also built a very big tall community that shares anything tall related, much of this content is shared on our blog.
How does it work?
You can join our site for free. You just need to enter a few basic details about yourself and verify your email address. Once you’re a free member you can search other people’s profiles, send winks to people you like the look of or if you want to send a message. We have the free membership so that you can have a look around the site, see if there is anyone in your area that you would like to date and decide whether or not it is for you.
What is the paid membership option?
If you like the site and you would like to join up then you will need to upgrade to the paid membership. This opens several other great features, the most important being the ability to read messages sent from other members so that you can arrange a date.
How much does it cost?
It depends on the length of membership, a 6-month membership on the UK site is £79.95, a 3-month membership £49.95 and a 1-month membership is £24.95. We are up to 72% cheaper than Match.com. Plus I am happy to give all readers of your blog a 50% discount on a 1-month membership, they can get this by entering “50TALL” into the offer code at checkout. We think it is a small price to pay in order to find your ideal partner.
Is it safe?
As long as you are careful, it is very safe. We have lots and lots of practical advice on our blog about staying safe online. Our main advice is 1) Never give out personal details to members such as email address or phone number until you have been on a couple of dates, 2) If you do meet up always travel to the meeting place on your own and 3) Make sure you meet somewhere that will be fairly busy and will have plenty of other people around.
How many members do you have?
We have over 1.5 million members from all across the UK. It is a fantastic tall community of tall people looking for love. New people are joining the site every day!
Have you had any marriages?
Yes, over the last year we have had over 80 marriages and many more engagements. It turns out that I was not the only one with a tall dating issue. Many, many people have contacted us to tell us how brilliant the site is and how great it is to have this service available to them. It is very humbling for all the team to hear such fantastic news.
Did you meet your current partner on tallsingles.co.uk?
Actually no I didn’t and we both still laugh about it. At the time, I had only just started tall singles and I met my partner at work. I think what is really important is that the site might not be the way that a tall person meets their perfect partner, but it gives them a way to possibly find someone. You never know when you will find. I wasn’t actually looking for love when it happened to me. I just think it’s great that we have been able to provide a service which tall people love.
What is your advice to people joining your site?
I have three key pieces of advice for when someone joins the site. Firstly YOU should upload a photo. Profiles with a photo get up to 70% more views than profiles without a photo. Secondly, you should take the time to complete your entire profile. Your profile is made up of a mixture of multiple choice and free text questions. Our matching profiles use these to decide who should appear in search results. So if you want your photo to show in front of the right person you need to complete your profile. Lastly, log into the site on a regular basis. Search results are displayed based on the time you last logged in, the most recent go to the top of the search results.
Wow, that’s great! Any thing else you would like to add?
Our mission is to make sure everyone tall finds tall love! It really is as simple as that. Knowing how hard it was for me to find someone tall enough, I really want to make it easier for all the tall people out there.