Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities. Everything would be fine until she’d pull a pair of heels out of her closet. There was a girl in one of my classes at the University of Florida.Sadly, I’m overwhelmed with anecdotal proof confirming the results of the last study.
I’d fantasize about ways to stumble into conversations with her.
I know many an otherwise open-minded woman who swears that she would never date someone shorter than she is, and I used to count myself among them. According to the CDC, the average height difference between men and women is 5.5 inches (coincidentally — or maybe not — that’s about the same length as the average erect penis. And both men and women feel pressure to adhere to height norms: One 2008 study of college students found that about 50 percent of guys wanted their partners to be shorter than them, while 90 percent of women wanted their partners to be taller than them.
I was embarrassed by the height discrepancy and I’d guilt her about it.
I couldn’t contain my insecurities and the evening would turn from a fun and enjoyable one to a slugfest of animosity.
It's hard to ignore something as obvious as height, especially if it makes a person stand out.
While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.According to Malcolm Gladwell, as well as being predominately white and male, apparently CEOs are almost all tall. Reddit has a page called r/short where over 20,000 members discuss things like ‘heightism’ and the difficulties of dating as a short guy. It hasn't been a good week for gentlemen of small stature.I clock in at 5-foot-10, a good 6 inches taller than the average American woman, and had never considered dating a guy shorter than me until I ended up falling for one — and I’m happy I did. I’m here to tell you that this requirement is overrated. Guys who are comfortable with you being taller are likely comfortable with your ambition, intellect, and talent too. showed that in 92.5 percent of opposite-sex couples, the man was taller than the woman.While other women might feel like they have to pass on a perfectly cute pair of shoes or stick to flats so they stay shorter than their dates, you’re already taller than your man in bare feet, what’s the difference between being 2 inches taller or 5? When I first started dating a shorter guy, I felt insecure: not about my own height but about whether I would read as "feminine" to my partner and, admittedly, to the world when we were out together.