Woman dating short man tips
So here's what I've done: I've learned to look at it as a blessing.
At the end of the day, I want to date a confident man.
But it feels like all of a sudden, because we're mostly meeting online first and not in person, height discrepancies have become a big thing, to the point where their "number" is one of the only facts most guys list on their profiles.
Now, it makes sense to want to know how tall your potential love interest is. But here's the thing: I never feel the need to ask. There are much more important things to consider—things that really get to the core of a person and are rather hard to find. Shout out to the one guy who listed his supposed penis length on his profile instead— is information I can use! Sexual compatibility is one of those things that's way more important to me than height.
says, “Male height is associated with high mate value.
In particular, tall men are perceived as more attractive, dominant and of a higher status than shorter rivals, resulting in a greater lifetime reproductive success.” That same study found that “Tall men reported greater relationship satisfaction and lower levels of cognitive or behavioral jealousy than short men,” and that short men engage in different “mate retention behaviors” than tall men.
Shorter men have lower incidences of cardiovascular disease when comparing taller men with the same health conditions.” Short men may be known for their “Napoleon complex,” but as Chiara Atik wrote in a 2012 post for the How About We blog quality to have in a boyfriend.” She also notes, “the general consensus from women seems to be that guys who don’t necessarily feel the most attractive will often work much harder in bed, whereas the Don Drapers of the world, who are used to being wanted and pursued by women, focus more on the act of receiving pleasure than giving it.” (Actor Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper on “Mad Men,” is 6’2″.) Blogger Jeanna Barrett – who is going on 50 dates to food trucks (my kind of girl) – says in this post that short guys make great dates because they “are a more comfortable hug height and fit like puzzle pieces in your arms.” I understand where she’s coming from.
While I’m not sure that dating a guy who is several inches shorter than me would work for me (I’m only 5’4″), I do prefer guys who are around my height or just a little bit taller … I joked recently that, “When it comes to relationships, the guy has to be taller.
As part of a case for dating short guys, he says, “Considering lifelong companionship, shorter guys may be the better choice.
The average woman is eight percent shorter than her male partner.
Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
At first, I'd try to avoid the issue with due diligence, but most men still regularly round up (by more than a half inch, by the way) when they list their heights on their profiles.
Many times, the guys wouldn't balk initially when I told them my height, but the bias became pretty apparent once we met in real life.