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.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. -Short & Sweet _______________________________________________________________________________________ Well, SS, your question is as short and sweet as you.So, you’re not even coming up in their search results. Online dating allows women to be very picky, because they are in demand. Just like the majority of men prefer big boobs or slender women.First things first, I'm not freakishly tall, just above average—5 feet 10-1/2 inches to be exact.Growing up, I was always the tallest girl in the class, the tallest kid in the room sometimes—a good foot above everyone else.
Before I continue, I want to mention that I, a short man, have written a book specifically for short guys if you’re interested in learning more: Order The Short Man’s Dating Handbook Now To Find Love.However, I promised myself to always be honest with you, even if this honesty might hurt you.The uncomfortable truth is that a guy who is over 6.0 has it a bit easier to date the women he wants to date, than a guy who is below 5.5.Then, if you do contact a woman and she sees that you’re 5’2,” she may not respond. The point here isn’t to throw stones and say that women are shallow, because everyone likes what they like.The thing is though, if you actually met these women in person, they may want to date you because they wouldn’t see you as “a short guy,” because the numbers 5’2” wouldn’t be staring them in the face.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.Now, it makes sense to want to know how tall your potential love interest is. But here's the thing: I never feel the need to ask. There are much more important things to consider—things that really get to the core of a person and are rather hard to find. Shout out to the one guy who listed his supposed penis length on his profile instead—Sexual compatibility is one of those things that's way more important to me than height.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!“Swipe left if you’re under 6 foot” “Tall guys only!” “I would date you, but you’re just too short.” Almost all shorter men (around 5’9″ and below) have heard similar phrases, or seen them online.The reality is that short guys have to work harder and be extra attractive compared to their taller friends. Tall guys have a built in advantage just for existing. Not only do we draw from our own experience, but also the science of dating and attraction.This is because being tall is an indicator of attraction in and of itself. Short guys often lack confidence or have trouble conveying it. Sure, you may have good reason to be insecure and angry especially if you’ve been teased or rejected based on your height.Many short guys date beautiful women and get into long lasting and fulfilling relationships.