“As a girl, I have a thousand things to be self-conscious about without adding a guy who feels the need to always stand on the higher step or puffs out his chest,” advises Christine, who is 6′. “Short men can still be the big spoon; you just have to measure and adjust accordingly,” Tekoa adds.
Single people sign up for a half-dozen dating sites and apps in order to widen their pool, yet most won't break the height taboo. Men should date women who are taller than they are, and women should date shorter men.
Sure, you may not be able to sweep her off her feet (physically), but there are other things you can do. A guy telling her it’s attractive that she’s tall can help.” says Emily.
If you ever made fun of the taller girls in middle school (remember the “beanstalk” and “skyscraper” wisecracks? Those long, lean ladies are are all grown up, and if you don’t play your cards right, they’ll look over your head to a cooler, a more impressive guy.
The first question most strangers ask me is "How tall are you? In one survey, about half of collegiate men required their date to be shorter, while a monstrous nine of every ten women said they would only date a taller man.
" If I'm feeling charitable, I answer honestly: "6-foot-2." They often follow-up with, "Do you ever date shorter men? And online, it's even more brutal: Women can calculate how tall they are in their highest heels, add a few inches for good measure, and then filter out men who fall below that sum.