(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.So I approach.” And for women, the word is that you need to be more explicit and encouraging if you’re interested in a shorter guy.
“I have taller girls emailing me a lot, even though I don’t meet the height they say they’re looking for,” he says, “They all tell me my profile made them laugh.
I think the key is having something to capture their attention other than height.
“I’ll probably interpret any bit of coyness or lack of enthusiasm as ‘Well, she just doesn’t go for shorter guys’ and steer clear.” Coping strategy: Know that plenty of women don’t mind half as much as you think they do While sussing out who’s open to dating in the lower height ranges isn’t easy, there are ways to get a handle on who’s game.
Case in point: Most men don’t pay that much attention to a woman’s shoes, but shorter guys hone in on them, and for good reason.
responsible for making the first move, it can be tricky to know how to proceed.
“There was a woman I was absolutely smitten with,” recalls Charles, 40, who’s a 5’7” surgeon living in New York City.
In fact, lots of men who fall under America’s 5’9” male average date with great success — often with taller women.
Their playbook, honed by necessity, is all about evening the odds and picking up subtle signs of interest that their loftier brothers might ignore. Let these men’s struggles and solutions prove otherwise.
But I bristle at the implication that there’s something inherently morally wrong about who I choose to date. I acknowledge that my palate is flawed and that I’m missing out on any number of delicious, well-crafted dishes that everyone else can enjoy.