Dating a short guy doesn’t always work for everyone, but you would be surprised that some women prefer it!
Dating a short guy might be tough for many reasons. The first reason can be, you always have to think about your high heels and if you should wear them. After all, you don’t want to be towering over your significant other. Another reason dating a short guy may be tough, is because women like to feel protected and safe, and if you are bigger than the guy you are with, you probably won’t feel that way, so dating a short guy might not be for you!
It’s true that some women are sexually attracted and open to dating a short man, but a quick poll of your friends—or any group of adults, for that matter—will quickly confirm just how stigmatized short men are in our culture. For reasons that betray logic, short men get the you-know-which end of the stick and are ostracized when it comes to partner selection. While this sexual preference—or prejudice?—is also at work in the dynamic of sexual attraction among gay men, I’ll focus on women here due to sheer numbers.
Do women see short men as lepers? Not quite, though it does seem that most women feel that short men aren’t relationship material. Having heard short male clients of mine complain about their jeopardized status in the dating pool, I can speak for at least some of them when I say that short men believe that women see them as less than or deficient, as if models pulled off an assembly line because they don’t measure up to the others. If we conceptualize the dynamic along a continuum of developmental stages, it’s as if women see short men as awkward teens stunted in time, desperate at a school dance and relegated to the side wall.
In short, it seems that somehow short men aren’t perceived as real men.