Short men and dating
Many women scoff at the idea of dating shorter men, and and a poll claims it's actually the vast majority of women.According to a survey by High And Mighty, 70 percent of women say a man under six feet wouldn't stand a chance with them. For starters, society has taught us that men are "supposed" to be taller than women, but if we go by that archaic rationale, then I should be in the kitchen cooking up a pot roast for my boyfriend.looked at the sex lives of heterosexual men who have steady female partners. While some may be deemed cocky, in the same vein a woman is considered a "bitch" simply because she knows what she wants, short guys are brewing with security. Research from New York University found that short men are significantly less likely to get divorced than average and tall men. The average height for men is 5-foot-9 and NOT six-feet.They found that the lucky dudes getting it on the most were 25 to 29 years old, weighed less than 172 pounds ... In fact, the Napoleon Complex is actually code for ridiculously ambitious. While tall men want to get married earlier, their marriages don't last like those of short men. Once you drop that absurd height requirement, you'll double, and maybe even triple, your chances for love.7. When you're laying down getting it on, who even notices height?
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 look up when I kiss a man, not down.”Without missing a beat, another coworker pipes up, “Well, you don’t have to stand up to kiss him! Whether we’d like to admit it, the issue of short men still perplexes even the most progressive-minded daters.No pun intended, but we all know that “size doesn’t matter”—or at least we’ve been espousing this rhetoric for some time now.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?The idea that women feel more precious—protected, even—tucked under the arm of a hulk of man? Now I certainly understand people have their tastes—my best guy friend, who stands at 6-feet-7, won’t even consider dating a guy below 6 feet, but as Vogue.com’s Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi stresses, it’s ultimately about a connection.