Many years ago, before I fell in love with a short guy , I was one of the many American women who only had eyes for the tall ones. I'm sure you're familiar with the situation — I salivated over any dude who was over six feet, even though, at 5' 2", being with a tall guy just meant that trying to kiss each other while standing up was not unlike trying to parallel park a compact car. But I believed the tall guy hype anyway. And I was far from the only woman who found herself drawn to tall dudes for reasons she never quite thought through. A survey of college students found that 89 percent of women were only interested in partners taller than them while 47 percent of men were open to dating a woman who was taller them. The man is the shorter partner in only four percent of heterosexual pairings.
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I didn't date for a long time — far longer than [I think] is considered usual or acceptable amongst teenagers and twentysomethings. It wasn't that I didn't want to, per se. I guess it would've been nice to have company at all those miserable, Katy-Perry-fueled homecoming dances or yes, the prom. It would've been nice to not feel like the other when it came to exploring my sexuality something I just didn't do.
Here's What People Really Think About Height And Dating
Personally, I am a ridiculously picky eater, so this one actually kind of applies to me; but I know plenty of wiry folks like me who are human garbage disposals. Believe it or not, it is possible for skinny people to not be hungry. Our stomachs are smaller than the average person, and so they fill up faster. People regularly suggest that you workout or join a gym.
For as long as women have dated men, they have wanted to date tall men. Although many women have never questioned why they feel negatively about shorter men, it partly appears to be because we have been conditioned to equate size with masculinity. Tall men, we believe, will make us feel protected, as we conflate height with strength. If you Nope based on an arbitrary number of feet and inches, you might be passing over men who, on every other level, are a great match — men who are still funny, kind, strong, sweet, and hot. Her own height also has something to do with it.