Short guy dating tips
Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.
I’m no giant, at 5”7, but I’ve been that height since I was 12, and when the other girls around me seemed delicate and petite, I always felt a bit ungainly.
Over the years, I've dated men of all shapes and sizes—some taller, some shorter—without a second thought. Thanks to a Tinder binge, I've noticed height is an issue again—or maybe it never really went away.
But it feels like all of a sudden, because we're mostly meeting online first and not in person, height discrepancies have become a big thing, to the point where their "number" is one of the only facts most guys list on their profiles.
Sadly, I’m overwhelmed with anecdotal proof confirming the results of the last study.
I’ve lost count of the number of female friends who have stroppily flung their phones down on pub tables, wailing “I hate online dating, I hate it! ” when, after a little probing, it becomes clear that the "someone" they’re searching for needs to be 5”10, minimum.
Of course I was self-conscious of that fact; I would slouch, hide in the back, do anything I could to shrink away.
I wasn't ashamed of being tall, necessarily—I just I wanted to fit in like any other kid.
After all, we're all the same height lying down, and some of the best sex I've ever had was with a guy I had to bend down to kiss!There was no opportunity to specify a preferred size, as you might do on or My Single Friend or John Lewis, when you’re ordering duvets.I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?At the end of the day, I want to date a confident man.And If a guy is threatened by my height or it makes him feel insecure, then I say on to the next one.