Three dating challenges short guys face
Three dating challenges short guys face
Easily some of the craziest things you guys have said to me were a result of this article. I’ve been scolded by the less-tall guys in emails because I had a minimum height listed as 5’10”. That is a new discovery and it is, quite frankly, very cool. Here’s ROSA, a woman who is, herself, short, and might therefore have some sympathy for similar men. I am sick and tired of short men approaching me thinking that because I’m a short girl, I like short guys. Just because I’m short doesn’t mean I don’t prefer the tall, dark, and handsome guys like the rest of us women. And it’s embarrassing when you’re meeting a stranger for the first time and, based on a couple possibly outdated pictures and his estimation of stature, you’re trying to figure out if it’s him or not.
Us women should hold dating sites accountable and demand that they add fraud protection to stop short men from lying about their height. Call it what you will, but I wouldn’t wish my future child to be anything less than 6’3”. To feel disregarded because of something you have no power to change and did nothing to create, I’m sure that is all kinds of awful – and what bitter part of my heart remains goes out to these guys. To me, it’s just comforting, and possibly a bit of a protection thing. But when he finally finds me, and I tower over him in my 1.5” heels, I’m already a little hacked off. But what these guys count on, is that they already know from emailing, texting and phone calling, is that I’m the nicest friggin girl in town and I’m never gonna call him on the lie. ANY man under 6’1″ IS NOT a compatible match for me. But nearly every women I’ve heard from agrees with her general assessment. (Pun intended.) Here’s a tall guy so screwed up that he thinks he’s actually short… I will tell you something now that is not at all funny and is certainly not a joke. But I shouldn’t just be speaking to the ladies, because we all do this. And not at ALL in the way that I thought I would have when I first read the original article. Men who lie about their height or try to conceal their height with elevator [shoes] should be arrested for fraud! Short guys aren’t just unappealing, they’re maddeningly unappealing. As an average height guy, 5’11”, I can pretty much get away with dating most girls who insist on just being taller than them. People almost six feet tall bitching about their height? Short men have emailed me and talked about committing suicide. Men have their own checklist of traits that we will unfairly deem sacrosanct. And if you’re under six feet tall, have some decency and buy a good pair of lifts. I swear I peed my pants when I first read it, mostly because it’s masterfully written and fluids flowed from every part of me as I gasped for breath between guffaws. I didn’t care, nor did I ever care, to date tall guys. They’re like the Tea Party of the dating universe: it’s not that you dislike them, it’s that you can’t understand how they don’t dislike themselves. What I can’t get over is my own Napoleon complex, because my dad is 6’3”, my brother 6’4”, my best friend 6’7” and 3/5 of my close friends over 6’3”. As always seems to happen, men quickly turned on the larger ladies. A woman’s height/weight ratio really does give a sense of her body type and degree of fitness (waist size would help too)… Or ask their cleaning lady if it’s OK if they call her “Mother.” We’re all, as Anonymous said, 30 and single. You’re never gonna meet anyone looking like a freak. However, also because it was so true, at that point in my somewhat young experience, when I had been burned by not one, but FOUR alleged 5’9”ers who showed up at first “meetings” as 5’5”ers. I didn’t even know guys 6’2” EXISTED until a couple years ago. Women vs Short Guys: Dating’s Fiercest Battleground, my daring exploration of the dark world that is tiny dude daters, has received sixty-five. I assumed that girls 5’0” would be happy with anybody taller than 5’0”. It’s been republished by at least five other outlets and been read by twice as many people as anything I’ve ever posted.
Including the detective fiction starring my cat, Inspector Whiskerton, that went up briefly in the bleak hours following Valentine’s Day, 2010. Because he’s a truthful 5’8” and not a fibbing five-five. So clearly, people are fascinated by the plight of single short guys, and I just had to revisit the topic. Right now I’m very happy with new Match guy who is 5’8”. What I’ve learned is that most often guys, to their credit, do not give a good goddamn if a women is taller than they are. I can relate, because I'm 5'5" and have even had women as tiny as 4'10" tell me I'm "too short" to consider. Someone sent me an article about the challenges shorter guys face in the dating world.The comments section of the story (if you can call it that) was just a minefield of ignorance and cattiness.And the very worst ones were getting recommended dozens of times.