Over the years, I've dated men of all shapes and sizes—some taller, some shorter—without a second thought. Thanks to a Tinder binge, I've noticed height is an issue again—or maybe it never really went away.
Of course, short is relative; what we consider “average” height varies depending on geographic locale and someone who’s 5’6″ would consider someone who’s 5’9″ (the average for American men) to be lucky.
Statistics and scientific studies back up this information too: women prefer taller guys too. Not only do I draw from my own experience, but also the science of dating and attraction.
Before I continue, I want to mention that I, a short man, have written a book specifically for short guys that WILL get you dates (if you follow the directions): Order The Short Man’s Dating Handbook Now To Find Love. But, getting dates isn’t impossible for short guys. Short guys have to work harder and be extra attractive compared to their taller friends. Tall guys have a built in advantage just for existing. In addition, I’ve successfully taught these skills to my coaching clients, many of whom are short. They’ll work for you too if you give them a chance.
But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.
The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.