No one here is claiming that guys aren't guilty of being shallow, too.If anything, men have earned their reputation for being superficial over the course of many generations.(To be fair, I am arguably both a moron and an asshole.) Refusing to date short men out of fear you’ll “look funny together” or that you won’t feel comfortable wearing heels — two of the common reasons preaches against — is rull, rull dumb, ladies.If you want to date somebody, date the shit out of them.Then, of course, there's the equally antiquated idea that men who are vertically challenged are somehow less masculine.A study from dating site looked at 50,000 interactions over two months and discovered that the likelihood that a man under 5-foot-9 is contacted by a Manhattan or Bronx woman online is just 1.2 percent. But after we surveyed mental health experts about what qualities matter or don't matter to their clients looking for lifelong partners, we discovered that shorter men are actually husband material.In fact, a brand new study found that the rate of divorce among short men is significantly less than among average and tall men.
Decoded, this equation refers to the tough time many short men have trying to find a romantic partner because some women won’t date someone shorter than they are. If you push them, they will hedge a bit: “I don’t know why, I’m just not.” As a psychologist, it’s not my job or place to be mean-spirited or hurtfully blunt, but it is my job to tell it like it is in reality. Many women scoff at the idea of dating shorter men, and and a poll claims it's actually the vast majority of women.According to a survey by High And Mighty, 70 percent of women say a man under six feet wouldn't stand a chance with them. For starters, society has taught us that men are "supposed" to be taller than women, but if we go by that archaic rationale, then I should be in the kitchen cooking up a pot roast for my boyfriend.Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.Demanding that any suitors be taller than 6'3" is a rather limiting request considering the average male height in the US tops out around 5'10"."It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10".