How much money does a 5’6″ man need to make to be as attractive as a guy who is 6 feet tall?



Via The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement:

Men who are deficient in one status category can compensate if they are high in another. Several studies of online dating have shown that short men can be as successful in the dating market if they earn more than taller men.

Hitsch, Ali Hortacsu, and Dan Ariely calculate that a man who is five foot six can do as well as a six-footer if he earns $175,000 a year more.

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