Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.
A study from dating site looked at 50,000 interactions over two months and discovered that the likelihood that a man under 5-foot-9 is contacted by a Manhattan or Bronx woman online is just 1.2 percent. But after we surveyed mental health experts about what qualities matter or don't matter to their clients looking for lifelong partners, we discovered that shorter men are actually husband material.
Many women scoff at the idea of dating shorter men, and and a poll claims it's actually the vast majority of women.
"It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10".
"You see these women who are overweight and unattractive clamoring for a tall man on their profiles, but I can’t ask that the girl be attractive or under a certain weight.” Now, the above quote crystallizes an important point.
The number of ladies on dating sites listing a minimum height requirement for potential matches is stunning.
At the outset, I can understand: women are typically shorter than men; and if a man falls way below that variance it’s fairly easy to deduce he may be seen as less attractive to the general population.
“I want to look up when I kiss a man, not down.”Without missing a beat, another coworker pipes up, “Well, you don’t have to stand up to kiss him! Whether we’d like to admit it, the issue of short men still perplexes even the most progressive-minded daters.
No pun intended, but we all know that “size doesn’t matter”—or at least we’ve been espousing this rhetoric for some time now.
(To be fair, I am arguably both a moron and an asshole.) Refusing to date short men out of fear you’ll “look funny together” or that you won’t feel comfortable wearing heels — two of the common reasons preaches against — is rull, rull dumb, ladies.
If you want to date somebody, date the shit out of them.
In fact, a brand new study found that the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men.
So let's strip you of everything you've ever thought about dating a short guy and set the record straight. In a world where short guys are often overlooked simply because of their height, they manage to make up for it in confidence.
Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.