Yet, when I think about why I thought tall guys were more attractive, I found that it boiled down to one thing: my own insecurities. While I didn’t exactly have an eating disorder, I can’t recall a time during my adolescence when I wasn’t on some sort of diet.
Prioritizing height on my checklist seemed like an easy way to avoid my issue with my weight. I came to realize that this idea of the right man fixing my insecurities permeated my dating criteria.
Dating in the Early Stages Focusing on the Positives Dealing With Height Difference Community Q&A Dating a shorter guy can make some women feel a little insecure.
If you're one of those women, you may need to examine your priorities when dating a shorter guy.
Women want guys who are “tall, dark and handsome,” not short, pasty and unfortunate-looking.
After all, shouldn’t the right man make me feel feminine and small?
Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing bad in finding your man’s height swoon-worthy.
You may also need to focus on what you do like about him (his personality and good looks), rather than what you may not like about him (his height).
We want guys tall, dark and handsome; big men that’ll make us feel dainty and protected; real men who knock their heads on door frames and ask for fourth helpings of dinner. A recent study found that nearly half the women surveyed would only date men taller than themselves.
Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.