This phrase became popular in the 1900s, pushed by Hollywood to describe the actor Rudolph Valentino, who had the nick name of “Latin lover”. Another term which has stuck around as well as an archetype women strive to find. The ironic thing about Valentino was that he was recorded to be somewhere between 5’8”-5’11”. He was not ridiculously tall but more likely romantically portrayed in the movies which gave women the tingles. To me this is a huge social influence from the media. The media steers people to believe what is ”in fashion” and what we should desire. They’re trying really hard in 2023 with this “body positivity“ nonsense by putting obese women on covers of magazines. Sorry, but men’s evolutionary biology has certain qualifiers just like those of women. Funny how men’s magazines didn’t bother to put obese and/or dad bod models on covers, because we all know this is complete BS. Women don’t desire a fat guy, definitely not a short one either.Yeah. I’m a sucker for the George Clooney type.
But my fiancé is dark blonde, blue eyed and Norse looking. He is tall at 6’3” but trim at an athletic 175 lbs. He’s not my typical tall dark & handsome but he’s definitely tall and handsome. I’m 5’6” so we are very near that 8 inch differential in height. I wear very high platform heels often, and am still shorter than him, which is fabulous.
As for female heights, Kim Kardashian is only 5’2”, Jennifer Lopez, 5’5”. In real life, most men would probably consider both of them too short and plump. Hard to recognize how tall these celebrities are in real life. 5’2” with that azz? Wow! Jennifer Lopez looks way taller, probably because of camera angles always looking up at her on stage.
This notion of men’s height is not a revelation. Women want to “look up“ to a man just like they did when they were little girls and daddy was her protector. The little girl is still there inside. She also is in competition with all the other little girls and they want the same. Hive mentality. In this case, it’s a guy that is 6’ or more.