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In Manhattan, Short Men Are Out of Luck 99 Percent of the Time

Amid all those tall buildings, the short men of Manhattan must be feeling particularly low. According to data from 50,000 interactions compiled over a couple months by dating site Are You Interested, women in Manhattan contact men under five foot nine at a response rate of only 1.2 percent. (In Brooklyn, their odds are slightly better, with a 2.4 percent reponse rate.)

In Jersey City, though, men under five foot nine have a 7.6 percent response rate. A biological anthropologist at Columbia University, Jill Shapiro, told the New York Post that Jersey City’s high contact rate for short men goes “against the normal pattern for most humans.”

Short Men Are Out of Luck 99 Percent of the Time