We all know the saying, “Nice guys finish last,” but you know who also seems to finish last? Short guys. Think about it. Short men are shafted in the dating arena. It’s considered a negative trait, maybe even a social handicap of sorts. Most women are known to prefer men to be at least a few inches taller than them. They have a tendency to reject men that are below a certain height, especially if he is shorter than her, even before they really get to know how great of a guy he is.
A main reason that women prefer taller men is because their height is a sign of masculinity and of being a better protector and provider. If a woman is taller than her man, she feels like she could overpower him. It makes sense, but since times have changed, it might be time to evaluate how this ideology stacks up in today’s world. Modern women are capable of protecting and providing for themselves, and many women today even prefer to do so. A woman could ask herself what she values in a partner and whether or not a shorter man would actually fail to fulfill her needs simply because of his lack of height.
So next time your feeling doubt about dating a short man, here’s some things to keep in mind. A lot of women might not realize the possible upsides to dating a shorter guy.
- They are highly ambitious. Short guys are well aware of the social stigma when it comes to their height, so they are likely dedicated towards making up for it in other ways. They tend to be well motivated in terms of education, career, and physical fitness.
- They live longer. Studies have discovered that the life longevity gene FOXO3, is more common in shorter men.
- They are appreciative. Shorter men are used to being rejected simply because of their height, so when they do finally find a woman that is willing to date him, he is more likely to be appreciative of having her.
- They have great personalities. When a guy is short, he has to learn how to stand out from a crowd somehow. This is why they have a tendency to be well mannered, charming, with an infectious personality that is hard to resist.
If history has taught us anything, it’s that all is not lost for the short guy. He can still manage to find a good woman that sees him for who he is. Still, so many women will essentially discriminate a man for his height alone, and this is what could stand to change. Ladies, think about how many awesome men you have missed out on because you couldn’t see past his height – men that are now with other women that are not you. Really, how important is it to you that he’s a few inches shorter than your ideal height? What difference does it really make in the overall satisfaction within a relationship? It’s time women get over these traditional expectations and give short men the same chance as any other guy.
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