- Size does not matter when Hadza foragers are choosing a mate: "Overall we conclude that, in contrast to post-industrial societies, mating appears to be random with respect to size in the Hadza."
- Variable Preferences for Sexual Dimorphism in Stature Might Not Be Universal: "Here we report data on relative height preferences in a traditional ethnic group, i.e. the Himba, in which men and women do not show such a strong preference. Thus our data challenges the view of a universal preference for taller men, by suggesting that height preferences may be influenced by environmental and ecological conditions."
- Judgments of Sexual Attractiveness: "Women’s and men’s ratings of each SDS set were similar, which suggests that the “male-taller norm” in Yali tribe was far weaker than in Western cultures. Additionally, the observed preferences were modified by contact with different cultures, age, and accessibility of food resources (pig possession). Our results suggest that human norms of attractiveness are malleable and can change with exposure to different environments and conditions."
- Height preferences in humans may not be universal: "Thus, our data do not accord with the suggestion of a universal preference for taller men, but rather suggests that height preferences may be influenced by cultural, environmental, and ecological conditions."
Tuesday, 13 January 2015
Studies On Height and Attractiveness In Tribal Cultures
Here are some studies on height's effect on mating in post/pre-industrial societies.