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.
When dating a swaggy but diminutive Cuban salsa dancing world champion in her 20s, she was unfazed by his slight stature.
If you’re like the rest of us and just trying to get a text back, then you know firsthand that the modern dating market is competitive, confusing, and ultimately deficient in quality prospects; no need to make it even harder for yourself by ruling out the “The One” simply because he doesn’t have to duck to enter rooms.
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?
People always complain that there is no one to date.
Well, perhaps that’s because you’re limiting your own dating pool. Ignore dating “laws.” There are more guys out there than you think.
Slowly, this extreme standard of height waned, but I still felt awkward if he was near as tall as I was.
After all, shouldn’t the right man make me feel feminine and small?
He actually was a couple inches taller than me, but the question caught me off guard. probably not,” I awkwardly admitted, embarrassed that I had gone with the two-inch wedges. ” She laughed at me and said, “Oh, I promise, your priorities are going to change.” “Not about that,” I replied. When Mark asked me to his dance months later, I not-so-politely declined—“Oh, Mark, you know we are just friends”—and instead accepted a later invitation from his significantly taller but significantly less charming friend.She’s tall, she’s blonde, and I can’t possibly think of anyone more feminine, but I let her finish.“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.Prioritizing height on my checklist seemed like an easy way to avoid my issue with my weight. I came to realize that this idea of the right man fixing my insecurities permeated my dating criteria. Many women scoff at the idea of dating shorter men, and and a poll claims it's actually the vast majority of women.