As Lady Gaga would screech, “Baby, I was born this waaaaay.” I know I was. I’d stare at the shortest guys out on the playground, catching kickballs and sliding into homebases, hoping the taller guys would get the hell out of the way so I could ogle at the shrimps with my view unobstructed.From the first time I noticed boys, I only noticed the shorter ones. You might want to whip out your hankies here because short guys did not seem to like me in return.This might surprise you, but I didn’t find out until recently that most women do not feel the same way as me when it comes to loving vertically challenged men.
But hardwiring and pressure aside, what do we gain from closing ourselves off to dates outside of our height comfort zones? I've come across plenty of girls' profiles that tell undersize admirers to stay away.
"Tall guys only, please" appears in profile descriptions often, like it's a defining characteristic.
Let’s just say that if the school needed a tree in the school play, I was the top candidate for the job.
And, I’ve liked shorter guys as long as I can remember.
Besides my young looks, my scars and my social fears, my height was definitely one reason why I wasn’t successful with women.
At least I thought that my height was the true reason.Dating isn't always easy for short guys and tall girls. Society tells guys to feel protective and girls protected.Plus, kissing someone too tall or short can be awkward and walking down the street might elicit stares. According to a recently buzzed-about study, luck runs short for guys under 5-foot-9 dating online in New York City.While some people find that their height doesn't impact dating at all, others may feel that it allows for judgment, fetishization, and stereotyping.In a society where there are ideals of femininity and masculinity, it can be difficult for individuals who don't fit neatly into those boxes.However, I promised myself to always be honest with you, even if this honesty might hurt you.