Short men are the best.
Now that wasn’t always the case; when we were cave-dwellers small was not beautiful nor useful. In fact, short was practically a death sentence whereas height (and brawn) were the keys to survival because it meant you and your family would be protected if an intruder invaded your cave and he would feed the family by outrunning and overpowering a wild animal.
But guess what? A lot has changed over the past 5,000 years.
Today, we are civilized (to a certain degree). We don’t live in caves; we buy our meat at the supermarket ready to eat; and don’t use brute force to protect ourselves because we’ve got locks on our doors, home security systems and CCTV.
As such, being big & tall is no longer advantageous and being short is no longer an impediment.
Yet, time and again, women cite height as a dealbreaker.
You may be thinking, “I want to be protected.”
When I get into this discussion with women they inevitably mention the possibility of a bear attack. A bear attack?! Not sure why a bear attack is so often cited seeing as the average number of deaths by bear attack in the US is three per year but let’s just say you were attacked by a bear…His height wouldn’t protect you anyway.
And if we’re going to go down that route, would you not date a man who was tall but missing an arm because he cannot save you from a bear?
Height (or two functioning arms) won’t necessarily save you from an attack (from a bear or person). However, you know what will? Having the capacity to out-think, out-perform and/or out-spend whatever adverse force affecting you and your loved ones. None of which have anything to do with a guy’s height.
You may say, “I want to feel feminine.”
Honey, a short guy can make you feel like the sexiest woman on the planet just as much as a tall man. In fact, I would say the short man will make more of an effort to do so because he knows women crave to feel feminine and he cannot go depend on the usual suspects (e.g. height) to do so. Thus, he will be more thoughtful and creative in making sure you feel like the goddess you are.
Now you may be thinking, “It’s just wrong.”
Really? If you’ve accepted a woman can make more money than her partner or a dad can stay home and take care of baby while the mom brings home the bacon or it’s OK for men to cry, then you must reconcile with the fact that it’s fine for the man to be shorter than the woman.
You’re not doing yourselves any favour by shunning the short men of the world. If you are only open to dating tall men (e.g. six feet or taller) you have reduced the pool of eligible men (in the US) by 80%. Eighty! Even if you were the most desirable woman in the world, by reducing your pool to 20% you are really limiting your chances.
Some of you may be thinking, “But I don’t want a guy with a Napoleonic complex!”
True, no one does! But if the guy is comfortable in his own skin – and he will be if he’s flirting with a taller woman – you won’t have to worry about that.
Women (and men) can come up with a million objections to the idea that women should be open to dating short men but my advice to the women reading this is don’t overlook them (yes, pun intended) and for you amazing short men out there – keep your head high and aim higher (another pun, sorry).
Take it from me: I know what I’m talking about – I’m tall! It’s definitely going to be awkward at the beginning. You’re going to hunch and stoop in hopes that you can bridge the gap but you’ll get over it – especially if he’s confident & man enough to know that height shouldn’t be a barrier to love and it would be a pity to let it get in the way of something beautiful from growing.