I didn’t want to mention it for the same reason that Tom didn’t want to mention it in his profile: because it’s irrelevant to anything that makes him a good accountant, husband, or father. He’s just been confronted with a very ugly reality that has shaken his confidence in people.
Yet his height defines him, since it has prevented otherwise interested women from being interested in him over the course of his entire life. Okay, I’m kidding about the last part, but only because I’m so serious about the rest of this. And even though we had good initial results, the fact remains, empirically: women don’t want short men.
But that doesn’t mean shorter men are doomed in the dating department.
In fact, lots of men who fall under America’s 5’9” male average date with great success—often with taller women.
I’ll generally avoid these types as a rule,” says Eric.
“But when I see a tall woman who wears flats, it’s a clear sign she’s not caught up in being tall.
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.
“If I see a tall woman who’s got on four-inch heels, that’s a subtle message that she’s into being tall and it’s part of her personality.
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Chalk it up to cold Darwinism, cultural standards, or the simple feminine desire to have a man around who can reach the top shelf, but just about every stature study in the last twenty years confirms what short guys already know: Women prefer taller men.
“If I’m approaching a woman who’s taller than me, I’d probably be dissuaded much more easily,” continues Eric.