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A heightcel, shortcel or smallcel is someone whose placement on the inceldom spectrum can at least partially be attributed to being short. The most notable heightcel in history is probably Beethoven.

Studies and experiments[edit | edit source]

A study from Rice University, Texas, found that:

data from the Yahoo! personal dating advertisements of 455 males (average height of 5 feet 8 inches and average age of 36 years) and 470 females (average height of 5 feet 4 inches and average age of 35 years) from throughout the U.S., found that 13.5 percent of the men wanted to date only women shorter than they are. In contrast, nearly half of the women – 48.9 percent – wanted to date only men taller than they are ... while 55 percent of female respondents wanted to date only men taller than they are.[1]

A social experiment on OKcupid found that men lying about their height by increasing it by 3 inches received 13 percent more replies as well as lenghtier replies.[2] Short-shaming sometimes overlaps with incelphobia. Discrimination against short men isn't limited to the dating scene. Data shows that for each inch of lower height, a man earns 789 less dollars a year. In other words, its not your work ethic or competence that earns you money; rather it's your looks.[3]

Why women like tall men[edit | edit source]

For many women, dating is about status and seem to have agreed that tallness means prestige. Women pick men who will inspire the envy of other women and getting a tall man seems like a victory in women's competition with other women, although this unspoken bragging right is not really openly discussed in society, since they want to downplay the blackpill.

Although heightceldom is a major trope in the incelosphere there are some examples incels that override this mantra, such as the first example on the nymphocel page which features a 6'3 incel.

Nanophilia, meaning attracted to short people, only exists among males; women by and large are not nanophiles.

Potential solution(s) for short men[edit | edit source]

There are several potential solutions for heightcels. For short men who are slightly below average height, wearing height enhancing shoes would give them a 1-2 inch boost which would propel them to average height.

Another potential solution for heightcels is to look for love in a country where the average woman is shorter. For instance, in The Netherlands, the average woman is 5 ft 7 so short men may struggle in these countries and would benefit from meeting girls elsewhere. Countries in South America and South-East Asia tend to have shorter women and short men who struggle with dating in their home country due to their height, might benefit from looking for love in south american or south-east asian countries.

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