This issue has been boggling the dating scene for a while now, as some believe people should not date girls taller than them or guys shorter than them.Ok, so maybe it could feel a bit awkward bending down to kiss a guy who is shorter since it’s believed that guys have to be taller? Does it mean that short guys and tall girls should never date simply because of the rules in the dating scene?What if the tall girl likes the short guy and vice versa?
(By the way, ladies, this does NOT mean he has to be taller, smarter or fitter than you. Meaning, people are choosing to maintain this six inches of difference by going out of their way to pair up according to this distinction.” This is a rigid and arbitrary preference – most noteworthy, to me, in short and tall women. So, if you’re 5’1″, what difference does it make if he’s 5’7″ or 6’1″? But since most men are shorter than I am, had I eliminated them on the basis of shortness, I’d have been sitting out all those dances I never actually went to.
An article on Jezebel discusses a report from the Atlantic that illustrates that the average height differential between 4600 married American couples was six inches and that the wife was taller in 3.8% of couples.
Yet some short women discriminate against average sized (5’7-5’11”) men. In order to find a guy six inches taller, I’d have to find a guy who was 6’5.
I will however add that, if you say you’re looking for 5’8″, you will get responses from guys who say they’re 5’7″, and are actually 5’6″.
But, as long as they’re cool with the height difference, and have good partner qualities, so what?
As long as the man isn’t intimidated by my 6’2″ and 6’3″ children, I’m fine with the arrangement.
Who out there has ever dated a girl taller than them or a guy shorter than them? It’s high time this theory was demystified with facts!
On the other hand, with tall women, since only 15% of men are over 6 feet tall, it would stand to reason that a 5’11” woman would be well served to open up to shorter men, instead of insisting that he has to be 6’3′, because that’s how tall she is in heels. She ended up marrying a guy a few inches shorter than her. And if this bugs you and you think you should be holding out for a tall guy, that’s your business.
There simply aren’t enough 6’3″ men to go around, and if you restrict yourself to them, you’re killing your chances of finding love – for pretty much no reason. Just keep in mind that your current height criteria cuts your potential mates drastically – and that’s before we talk about age, ethnicity, education, income, personality, religion, emotional intelligence, values, kindness, consistency, attraction to you and desire to be married. During my last round of dating, I took Evan’s advice and set the height cutoff at 5’8″ instead of 6’0″ like I’d previously used to.
It would be like a male millionaire holding out for a female millionaire who makes more than he does. He’s gotta have all of those things, plus be in the 15% of men who are six feet tall? Please read the article here and share your thoughts below. It increased my dating pool dramatically, so I no longer felt like I had to go on dates with borderline douchebags just because they’re tall enough.
Let me tell you, there are a lot of really amazing men on this side of six feet.