It is a universal fact that human nature favors the difference of height in both men and women.
It is a subject that stands out vital in most human beings defining their perfect partner and height is one of the most common elements in the world of dating.
Most people prior to finding personality attractive are convinced that at one moment in life did think about the height of the other person.
According to a survey conducted on “Does Height Matter?” in Romantic Coupling by Rice University, including a group of 400 males (aged 38) with an average height of 5 feet and 8 inches and the same number of females (aged 35) with an average height of 5 feet and 4 inches.
It was found that 13.1 percent of men admired dating women who were shorter than them and more than half of the women’s group preferred dating men taller than them.
This study shows that women naturally preferred taller men.
Evolutionarily speaking, another reason for women to choose taller men is that they feel a sense of security or tend to feel physically safe around their tall partner.
But does height preside over the element of LOVE?
So many ladies out there find short men unattractive or less masculine. Sometimes, short men are also a turn off for them.
This is because of the stale nature of many women who prefer only tall men as their partners. In reality, it does not really matter who you date, it does not matter what race or color they belong to, it does not matter what height or age they may be unless it is true love.
Love comes in different shapes and sizes. To date someone does not mean you go for their looks, it means you found someone you feel comfortable and secure with.
You fell in love with their inner self and their soul, the deepest thing in them, and not their appearance. As many people say age is just a number, height should also not be a matter of concern, unless the guy is perfect in so many other things such as caring, empathetic, and most of all loving.
Things you need to know about dating a short guy
The featured image that you see at the top.
Is lizz Adams, who’s picture got viral after she published it on Twitter.
She had this to say:
Dating a shorter man has its pros. They are committed and dedicated and for once, a type of guy who would actually work hard to put a smile on your face and keep you relaxed. Not to mention, they care far too much for the people around them, a sensitive side to their robustness.
There are so many things we might not even know that come in handy when dating a short guy. Let us start with marriage and commitment. A study conducted by New York University suggests that while taller men get married at an early age, shorter guys are less likely to break up with their partners and have a long-lasting relation and marriage record as compared to taller men.
In a survey conducted on an online magazine, short guys sometimes prefer taller women as their partners. The feeling of dating someone taller than them fills in a void that was always there, growing up knowing you are the ‘Short guy’ in a room filled with taller men. So, for any tall women who are encountering the same height dilemma of discrimination, you know where to look at.
Short men do more around the house. There have been plenty of studies conducted in the past which conclude that shorter men are more loyal to their partners, they participate more in the house chores and make overall better husbands. They are perfect husband materials, and this is an interesting fact to ponder upon!
Shorter men will be more accommodating with you because of their shorter height, which is obviously not their fault, but they tend to be on the overcompensation side to be more accepted. Isn’t it cute?!
People are judgy. People have always been judgy about anything and everything. Whether you have a boyfriend or may be a “shorter” boyfriend. There are always going to be those eyes judging you and your boyfriend, for his height and your choice. You might even get to answer weird questions like “Is he rich?” or “How does it feel walking with him?” or some questions, even weirder, “Do you still wear heels with him?” even if you have forgotten the height difference, people will be there to remind you. But if you truly love him, then whatever others say, it will not matter to you at all.
Taking nothing away from shorter men, but you can expect a very healthy relationship from them. Lack of options for dating other women makes them insecure about themselves in the world that we live in and prioritize giving their girlfriend the time and attention that they need to save their relationships. It is not just about saving the relationship, a lot of evidence also explains they tend to maintain their marriages for a longer period of time and have a happy living standard, comparatively.
Famous Celebrities Dating Shorter Men
Numerous well known and famous celebrities have made beautiful couples and are dating or married with the one they love despite their height. We can take the example of Tom Cruise, who is 5 feet and 8 inches while his current better half Katie Holmes is 5 feet and 9 inches. Tom Cruise is a well-known actor and producer. He has given dozens of hit Hollywood movies to the industry.
We certainly know that a guy like Tom Cruise is not short on girls after him, but who he chose was purely out of love, Katie Holmes, his wife. One inch taller than him, but once again, height is just a hoax and this proves how strong love is, that not even height matters.
Another power couple that killed the stigma of a taller guy and a shorter girl, is Joe Jonas being 5 feet and 7 inches while Sophie Turner, his wife, is 5 feet and 9 inches. The couple is very happy to and has been married for almost a year now.
How can we forget Daniel Radcliffe, the famous “Harry Potter” guy? Daniel Radcliffe has been reported to be in a relationship with Erin Darke, his 8 years old girlfriend. While we have seen Daniel on and off shows and television screens, he is not much heightened, his girlfriend Erin is almost 5 feet and 7 inches and Daniel is only 5 feet and 5 inches.
Another case of difference in height between spouses is Peter Dinklage and his wife Erica Schmid. The Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage has a form of dwarfism, achondroplasia, which affects bone growth. With the height of 4 feet and 4 inches and Erica Schmidt who stands at 5 feet 6 inches.
Almost a difference of one foot between the two has never been a problem for either, the couple are immensely in love. Married back in April 2015 the couple has 2 kids and who knows maybe more on the way.
Benji Madden and Cameron Diaz. Our personal favorite Cameron Diaz the ageless and ever young actress and a model stands tall at 5 feet and 9 inches compared to her secretive lover Benji Madden an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer who is heightened at 5 feet and 6 inches.
The 3 – 4 inches difference has not ever mattered to the couple who we seem to think keeps falling in love more and more every day. The couple also has a little girl named Raddix Madden.
The height as a Stereotypical HOAX!
The society we live in today does not teach us to fall in love with men who are taller than women. It has become a stereotypical hoax. Females naturally or rather instinctively have an eye for taller guys. They would rather want to fall in love with a person having an impressive personality, is kindhearted and well mannered. Along with these qualities, height is sometimes considered to be mandatory.
Discrimination has become a part of society. Sometimes it is an individual’s preference to date a guy taller than her and there is no harm in that until they do not go around harassing guys shorter than them, breaking their hearts and dissing them for being short.
Girls often use ‘genetic superiority’ as an excuse. When asked several young women about how they would feel if they had a son with a short height, immediately they rebelled and replied in a positive manner saying they would support their sons’ short in height and build a sense of positive attitude and self-confidence in them because height is not something they can fix or alter, it is given by nature to them and they should rather focus on their personalities which they can charm people with, than stress over something that is certainly not in their control.
Of course, when it comes to your own people, nobody would want to degrade their loved ones on mere physical appearance. So, when you see a guy with a short height before you begin to judge or mock him, make sure you first talk to him. Maybe he is the right kind for you and is definitely worth giving a try.
It is, however, easily said that most tall men take pride in their looks and height. Tall men are also skinny; so skinny dudes are what most women go for and they get played easily. Women, we mean!
But if you try your luck with a short guy that most women prefer to pass on, chances are you will find your soulmate and invest time and energy in the right kind as you have hit the jackpot that they would not have pride issues. They tend to be more loyal and kinder because deep down they think maybe they are not what most women want so they always try to give their best.
After all, Napoleon too was a short person and wanted by many because short men all in all have over-the-top personalities and that, we do not deny.
Fun facts about dating Short Men
A fun-sized guy can be charming and easy to get along with, he can be your boyfriend and your best friend. It can be very comfortable in the early stages of your dating life to have someone as similar to you, just like another friend but with loads and loads of benefits. A short guy can be caring and sensitive to understand your feelings and relate to them.
Even research and science exhibit that shorter men are the ideal type as they are found to be superior to taller guys in certain areas of life. It is believed that shorter men run more family errands as compared to a tall man. They are known to be better at financials too.
If you honestly love him, you will not be concerned about the height difference. Thus, the bond the couple shares is strengthened and the love between them gets stronger.
Short men VERSUS Taller men
Men come in different shapes and sizes. Not to grasp on discrimination but they are all different from one another. There are pros and cons to every one of them. No one is perfect in terms of looks, personality, height, or size. But they can be the best themselves for the people that matter to them.
Shorter men possess emotional or physical artifacts that taller men do not and likewise. In theory and surveys, shorter men are more conservative about themselves compared to taller men, making them sentimental to one’s perspective about them.
Taller men are more advantageous when it comes to sports. They have a natural athletic built and possess more power and energy for sports. Let us take basketball for example, tall men in the court, basketball hoops are almost always 10 feet (3 meters) off the ground. A struggle for a short guy to enjoy a sport they are not naturally eligible for.
In a survey conducted online, women’s perspective about men’s height did not matter up to a critical point. 70% of women admitted to agreeing that wanting to date a guy taller than them is one of the most crucial truths in dating. The power of feeling secure next to a guy taller than her drives a humane reaction in a relationship. ‘Safe and Secure’, something that shorter men naturally are unable to provide.
A fun-sized (or shorter) guy can be endearing to the sight of an eye for few women. A preference of dating an average short guy can also be another crucial truth in the dating world as agreed earlier, we are all different with different likes and dislikes. A man should not be biased according to their body or their size, but one can often complain about the behavior and attitude of a person. Their personality or mentality should be the main focus if any discrimination is based upon it.
One can never truly distinguish the difference between a short or a tall guy, emotionally but only physically. Men are men, they are what they are and how they are. Everyone needs to learn to accept people as they are. Tall or short. Fat or thin, the list goes on. What we can distinguish is how a person can treat another, how they are towards their spouses or try to behave perfectly to save their relationship with their partner.
It is OKAY to date a Short Guy
To cope with all that you must help your partner and encourage him to be more confident in himself and be proud of his height. Do not care what others, say about him, his height or him dating a tall girl. He would feel less awkward and more undisturbed by the comments he will receive from the strangers when he would see you being calm about the obvious fact.
Most importantly he will start to acknowledge his worth and never be disappointed with whatever comments and negative compliments he might have to hear from random people. He will come out of his bubble and grow in a positive way. It will be a chance to change someone and yourself too and thus both we will be happy in the end.
Moreover, you need to have a very positive mind. Just feel what you need to feel. Just think about what you need to think. Think about what is right for you and your man. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT let people make you think what you have chosen as your partner is wrong, in any way or the other. Make sure you always have an answer ready or maybe a silent therapy with a smile is all the other person wants to be shunned.
In a world where discrimination and racism have become a part of everyday life for everyone, we are all victims of our own judgments of everyone else. A world where taking a step for your own self or for someone in need has become an action or a reason for another one’s topic of conversation. The matter of height or size are artifacts that cannot be controlled or changed, we need to learn to live with each other peacefully and regard one another for who they are physically or emotionally.