Short men and dating
No one here is claiming that guys aren't guilty of being shallow, too.If anything, men have earned their reputation for being superficial over the course of many generations.
So let's strip you of everything you've ever thought about dating a short guy and set the record straight. In a world where short guys are often overlooked simply because of their height, they manage to make up for it in confidence.The internet has been abuzz since a new study revealed that New York women on online dating sites respond to only 1.2 percent of men shorter than five feet, nine inches tall. I’m 5’9″, which isn’t outrageously tall, but I have been 5’9″ since the sixth grade, when it outrageously tall.This surprising statistic has many up in arms — especially considering the average American woman is an appreciably more petite 5’4″ — including Glamour.com, which nobly set out yesterday to “debunk the reasoning” behind our apparent collective bias against dating short men. My self-consciousness about my size as a gawky preteen may have insidiously embedded itself into my neurobiology. I would love to date short men if only because it’d vastly expand my dating pool. I’ve known short men I considered both wonderful human beings and objectively quite cute — stamped with the official red seal of Boyfriend Material — but who never managed to flip whatever switch in my reptilian brain operates my vagina.“I want to feel like a dainty woman when I’m with a man,” a coworker says.
She’s tall, she’s blonde, and I can’t possibly think of anyone more feminine, but I let her finish.
Because truthfully, isn’t the root of this stigma surrounding shorter men rooted in gender conventions that assert that a man is supposed to, well, dominate a woman in both stature and presence?