“I’ve traveled further than was convenient to meet someone who sounded great online,” says the 32-year-old singer, who declined to give his last name.“Then I met her and it was like, ‘Meh, not so much.’ ” But live video calls don’t come without risks."As the girl, I like to feel delicate and secure at the same time," said a woman in the study who is 5 feet 3 inches tall.
“But after the first couple of minutes, you get over your initial fears and enjoy the simplicity of it.” Friedman and co-founder Lindsey Lachlan, both 29, launched View N Me after experiencing frustrating first dates.
“Online dating has become a contact sport — the more people you contact, the more people you’re able to meet,” Friedman laments. [With] video, you’re able to reach out to more people in a quicker and cheaper fashion.” That bodes well for Mike, a Midtown resident and View N Me user who estimates he’s gone on more than 100 dates in the past two years.
But what if lying about your looks wasn’t an option?
View N Me, a month-old dating site, uses live video chats — either one-on-one or speed-dating sessions — to make fudging your appearance just about impossible.
He noted that it is a widespread perception that tall height is a personal asset for men and a personal liability for women.
He said that the study's finding that height matters more to women supports the social system of patriarchy, in which males are the primary authority figures.Standing at 6 feet herself, the 25-year-old had long scoured the online dating scene for a man with above-average height and substance to match. “In my mind, I’d created my Prince Charming who was tall, perfect, well-built and went to Harvard,” admits the advertising and marketing executive, who declined to give her last name.But after making the trek from her Upper West Side apartment to a West Village restaurant, reality sank in.In contrast, nearly half of the women -- 48.9 percent -- wanted to date only men taller than they are."Evolutionary psychology theory argues that 'similarity is overwhelmingly the rule in human mating,'" said Michael Emerson, the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology, co-director of Rice's Kinder Institute for Urban Research and the study's co-author. The participants answered open-ended questions in an online survey.Again, please keep their identity a secret Click on the "Continue" button search with your zip/postal code.