Dating short men

The number of ladies on dating sites listing a minimum height requirement for potential matches is stunning.

At the outset, I can understand: women are typically shorter than men; and if a man falls way below that variance it’s fairly easy to deduce he may be seen as less attractive to the general population.

He says, “A healthy 160-pound, 5-foot-5 man is going to be a stronger protector than a healthy 160-pound, 5-foot-11 man.

It’s been well documented, pound for pound, shorter men have greater endurance, stronger muscles, faster reaction times, faster body movement and are less likely to break bones.” Plus, he adds, “Shorter men live longer.

The reality is that 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. Not only do we draw from our own experience, but also the science of dating and attraction.

This is because being tall is an indicator of attraction in and of itself. Short guys often lack confidence or have trouble conveying it. Sure, you may have good reason to be insecure and angry especially if you’ve been teased or rejected based on your height.

Demanding that any suitors be taller than 6'3" is a rather limiting request considering the average male height in the US tops out around 5'10".

"It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10".

You may not know who Clare Grant is, but I'm sure you recognize her 5'4″ husband Seth Green, voice of .But you only have to skim through a few women's online dating profiles to discover height is regularly listed as a qualifier -- sometimes, as the only qualifier, even for women of average height.Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.If it holds true that shorter men don’t have as many dating opportunities, if nothing else, I think shorter men would try harder to be funny, caring, empathetic, honest, hardworking — and just be a gentleman.In that case, the rationale might be that they are more loyal.” Short men , “The female preference for tall partners may present an increased risk of desertion or cuckoldry (paternity by another male) to shorter men.” But, Au notes, the historical and even evolutionary preference for taller men may be misguided.

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