Dating advice short man
Dating advice short man
“She was only a couple inches taller than me and friendly to me in group settings, so I figured I’d give it a shot.But after trying unsuccessfully to get a date with her, one of her friends finally told me the deal: I was too short for her.” Another experience many shorter guys suffer is when women do warm up to them... “One time I was out with a short buddy of mine and a tall girl he was hitting on did the one thing that all short guys hate: She put his arm around him kind of like one would do with a little brother,” shudders Eric, a 40-year-old paramedic from Louisville, KY, who’s 5’7”.
“If I’m approaching a woman who’s taller than me, I’d probably be dissuaded much more easily,” continues Eric.
“I’ll probably interpret any bit of coyness or lack of enthusiasm as ‘Well, she just doesn’t go for shorter guys’ and steer clear.” Coping strategy: Know that plenty of women don’t mind half as much as you think they do While sussing out who’s open to dating in the lower height ranges isn’t easy, there are ways to get a handle on who’s game.
Case in point: Most men don’t pay that much attention to a woman’s shoes, but shorter guys hone in on them, and for good reason.
“If I see a tall woman who’s got on four-inch heels, that’s a subtle message that she’s into being tall and it’s part of her personality.
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Chalk it up to cold Darwinism, cultural standards, or the simple feminine desire to have a man around who can reach the top shelf, but just about every stature study in the last twenty years confirms what short guys already know: Women prefer taller men.
But that doesn’t mean shorter men are doomed in the dating department.
In fact, lots of men who fall under America’s 5’9” male average date with great success — often with taller women.
Their playbook, honed by necessity, is all about evening the odds and picking up subtle signs of interest that their loftier brothers might ignore. Let these men’s struggles and solutions prove otherwise.
responsible for making the first move, it can be tricky to know how to proceed.
“There was a woman I was absolutely smitten with,” recalls Charles, 40, who’s a 5’7” surgeon living in New York City.