It seems that size
really does matter when it comes to the chances of your partner cheating, however
not in the way you may think. A new survey by the UK’s number one married
dating site, Illicitencounters.com, has found that men over average height (5ft
10), are more than twice as likely to stray than those under.
celebrities have been caught in romantic extramarital tangles such as actor and
former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger at 6’1, recently revealed to be a
player on and off the court, basketball star Lamar Odom is 6’8, and Two and a
Half Men star Aston Kutcher at 6ft 2, also previously been accused of
infidelity – not to mention British rom-com stalwart Hugh Grant who doesn’t
come in short, at 5’11. One explanation for taller men grabbing the infidelity
headlines is that extra height may give men the confidence and vigor to peruse
Spokesperson for illicitencounters.com Mike Taylor commented,
“Ladies might want to rethink the classic, ‘tall dark and handsome’ requirements
when looking for a loyal partner, as only 32% of the male members on Illicit
Encounters are under 5,9. I think ‘small man’ syndrome could mean that shorter
men are not as confident with women; a number of females I know will not even
look at a man under 6ft, even though they are shorter themselves. A large
percentage of women want a man to be psychically stronger and taller than them
to make them feel protected and secure, it sounds old fashioned – but it’s
true. There is also a certain confidence that comes with height, and guys know
that it gives them edge over shorter guys.”
It does seem that
shorter men in the public eye are more faithful and less willing to risk losing
the one they love. Some of the happiest and lasting celebrity marriages find
the leading man to be 5’8 or less: David Bowie (5’8) had been blissfully
married to model Iman since the nineties, British heartthrob, Gary Barlow (5’7),
has been married to dancer Dawn scandal free for fourteen years, and Footloose
star, Kevin Bacon (5’8), married his actress girlfriend Krya in the eighties,
proving to be one of Hollywood’s longest unions.
So the long, short
and tall of it is ladies looking for lasting love should ditch the dream of Mr.
Right being 6 feet tall, and lower their eyeline to the more faithful guys that
they wouldn’t usually give a look in.
also surveyed its females members to find out if height was an issue when
looking for an illicit lover and found 68% of women said wouldn’t usually be
attracted to a men under 5’9.
Some women however
will always be attracted to a bad boy as a poll of IllicitEncounters.com female
members reveled the tall alleged cheats women would most like to cheat on their
Top Tall Alleged Cheats:
1. Aston Kutcher
2. Tiger Woods
3. Hugh Grant
4. Bill Clinton
5. John Mayer
The UK’s Leading married dating website IllicitEncounters.com
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s largest and longest running dating site for married people. With over 900,000 members across the UK, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2003, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 10 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
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Office: 020 7953 7167