Sign up for our newsletter and get a curated list of the top trending stories and exclusive rewards every day.

Trending Topics

Get the MTL Blog app

Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Montreal Women Answer The Question: Would You Date Or Hook Up With A Shorter Guy? (Video)

A viral video has sparked discussion.
Senior Editor
Dating couple

In a viral video last week, a man in a bagel shop lashes out at female employees and customers after feeling slighted for his short stature. The man then begins a misogynistic rant about what he feels is mistreatment and disrespect from women because of his size.

Another customer eventually tackles the man to the floor.

Though the complete circumstances of the incident are unclear, the video has catalyzed a widespread conversation about online dating culture, misogyny, and the potential or assumed disadvantages of shorter-than-average men.

You can watch the video of the man in the bagel shop in the tweet below:

MTL Blog correspondent Olivia Lyle took to the streets to get Montreal women's opinions on this topic and to ask if they, themselves, are open to dating or hooking up with a shorter guy.

Watch that video below:

Interestingly, while as many women say that height matters in relationship/romantic considerations as those who say it does not, more women in this small sample say that they would not date a shorter man than those who say they would.

All women interviewed said that other factors would inform their decision whether or not to hook up with a shorter man.

It is important to note for the purposes of this video, we only explored height as it relates to heterosexual relationships.

Men were more reluctant to offer their own anecdotes or opinions, says Lyle. Though a few men of smaller-than-average height say that their stature has not affected their dating lives.

There are few recent, reputable surveys about height preferences in heterosexual relationships.

[rebelmouse-image 26890943 alt="Couple in Montreal" photo_credit="ID 146851581 \u00a9 Cagkan Sayin |" expand=1 original_size="1200x800"] ID 146851581 © Cagkan Sayin |

In 2013 a study published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences found at the very least "that women are not only more selective, but also more consistent, than men, in their partner height preferences."

"Women prefer, on average, a larger height difference between themselves and their partner (i.e. males being much taller than themselves) than men do," according to the article abstract.

READ ALSO:Study Shows 16% Of Schools In Montreal Have Contaminated Tap Water

Perhaps more at issue in this latest viral video of the man in the bagel shop is the misogynistic perception that women owe attention to men of any height or build.

Stay tuned for more news from this discussion.

More from MTL Blog

Comments 💬

Our comment section is a place to promote self-expression, freedom of speech and positivity. We encourage discussion and debate, but our pages must remain a safe space where everyone feels comfortable and the environment is respectful.

In order to make this possible, we monitor comments to keep spam, hate speech, violence, and vulgarity off our pages. Comments are moderated according to our Community Guidelines.

Please note that Narcity Media does not endorse the opinions expressed in the comment section of an article. Narcity Media has the right to remove comments, ban or suspend any user without notice, or close a story’s comment section at any time.

First and last names will appear with each comment and the use of pseudonyms is prohibited. By commenting, you acknowledge that Narcity Media has the right to use & distribute your content across our properties.