Dating experts repeatedly state that the best relationships are those that are built around shared values and mutual interests. And yet physical attributes have always played a significant role in the choice of a partner, especially conventional markers of attraction like a tall frame in men and a gorgeous hair in women. So if you are a woman and find that despite hitting off well with your date, the guy shorter is than yourself, here are few things you can keep in mind. TIP: Click here to see pics and videos of single women and men in your city looking for dates. Understand where the bias comes from Popular media in America and other western societies almost invariably represent the average happy couple as comprising of a man who is slightly taller or at least of the same height as his female partner. Opponents of such popular cultural representations call the phenomenon height discrimination whereby men of shorter height are represented as being less successful in their professional and romantic lives as compared to taller men who have women and job promotions falling at their feet.
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Tall, handsome, well-built and well-established are the qualities women usually fall for. After all getting on your toes to kiss him sounds more romantic than lowering your gaze to even look at his face. Short is a relative term and there is nothing wrong with dating a guy who seems a little shorter. Like age, height is also just numbers. Finding a perfect man or woman is nearly impossible.
As we walked inside Towers, my friends decided that was that. He was shorter. Conversation over.
Melissa Stanger. That said, I don't know if I could date a guy shorter than me but it would probably be pretty difficult to find a guy who was shorter than 5'2" anyway. But I wanted to know how other people — namely, female-identifying people who date men — felt about the matter, so I polled the Revelist team, Twitter, and Facebook.