Not sure about standards, but if it comes to "expectations" I would say women are a lot more strict about it.
A lot more strict about preferring a taller man, one that's in good shape, good income, etc.
I remember seeing a woman that was heavier than her mate dump him because she thought she could get a better looking man. Not sure wth she was thinking because it's not like she was a model herself.
Yeah, once a few years ago I met up with a girl and it went so so.
I later found out she told our mutual friend she didnt consider me because "whoever she dates must be taller than her".
Im about 5'8 shes about 5'7.
I mean what the fuck? If guys were that openly shallow..look out.