A new study from The Journal of Sexual Medicine has discovered that short men are more sexually active.
The study of 531 heterosexual men showed that men who were under 175cm tall, which is just under 5’9”, had higher ‘coital frequency’.
I sincerely hope I never have to type the phrase ‘coital frequency’ again.
While it is the ‘tall, dark and handsome’ men who usually get the swipes on Tinder, it turns out there’s more to these pint-size guys than meets the eye.
A study from New York University found that not only do short men have more sex, they are also 32 per cent less likely to divorce their partners.
The research also discovered they do more of the housework than taller men, by over an hour a week, and are more likely to earn more money.
All in all, the study concluded, the shorter the man, the better partner he will be.
Researchers are not completely sure why this is, but they think taller men may be more confident in their appearance and therefore think they’re above doing housework and other tasks.
So basically, short men may feel like they have something to prove, which means they work harder both in the office and at home.
There is actually a theory behind this. The Napoleon Complex, or Short Man Syndrome, suggests that men of shorter stature work harder to ‘affirm their manhood’ through various means.
While this could see them lying about their earnings or abilities, it can also see them work harder to prove their worth.
Nobody is saying short men are worth any less than tall men, but there’s no denying there’s been a certain status quo before now.