But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria. It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference.

When one guy changed his height on his Ok Cupid profile from his actual 5'4" to an average 5'9", his response rate nearly doubled.

It hasn't been a good week for gentlemen of small stature.

New research has shown that being short can increase feelings of inferiority and incompetence.

Other findings show that shorter people earn less, and perhaps most significantly, it is thought that tall men have an easier time of it when they’re looking for love.

Sadly, I’m overwhelmed with anecdotal proof confirming the results of the last study.

» Okay I'm not THAT short, 5'9, but probably look like a hobbit compared to some people here.

Take a look at my profile and see if you are interested in the same things as I a…I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.“Women seem to be very keen on height and good grammar,” mused by boyfriend.“I saw a lot of profiles that said ‘Don’t bother if you don’t know the difference between ‘to’ and ‘too’ - and definitely not if you’re shorter than me.” Apparently, height is one of the most commonly lied about attributes on dating sites, and I know plenty of women, myself included, who have complained when a date turned out to be six inches shorter than advertised.We’d met on Twitter, so all I’d had to go by was a 5mm square picture of what I have come to know as his “nonplussed face”.