ANSWERS: 82
  • Because their height makes their mouths uncomfortably close to the boobs.
  • They like tall men?
  • I have no problem with short guys, as long as it doesn't bother them that I'm 6' tall.
  • Because bigger is better.
  • they are not crazy about guys starring at their belly buttons all the time.
  • Because they like to feel protected. Women can protect themselves, but it feels good to know they have support in that area. It goes with the confidence. It would be hard for a guy to be shorter than me, so it goes.
  • I don't mind short guys. I've been out with several guys who were shorter than me and it's ok. I'm not into guys who look like I could beat them in a fight, but short and stocky is fine. I do know a lot of women who feel uncomfortable about standing next to a guy who's smaller than them because it makes them feel bigger (and possibly fatter) and perhaps a little unfeminine. There's this tradition that women want to have a guy who feels like he can protect them (tip: date a short guy who knows karate...)
  • I think you are wrong there, Look at a few short guys and their G/F's or wives. Tom Cruise, Rod Stewart and Bernie Eccleston.
  • because they are short...lol...and because i like to look UP to a man, have him hold me and not feel like i'm holding HIM...someone who will always weigh more than me...though i do like tall and skinny
  • Its the masculin and feminin stereotypes. I think most women have been taught the guy should be taller and stronger so he can "take care of her". Our society is brought up to think this way ever, starting as a little kid. Think about it, do you remember any fairytails where the girl is sronger or taller?
  • most of them i dated had that 'Napoleon' complex - i am more attracted to men taller than me
  • I never really thought about it but I don't think I've ever been serious with a guy that was taller than me. It's not that I prefer short guys I guess it just isn't really a factor for me as long as I don't have to stoop to get a kiss I'm good.
  • I have no preference as far as height
  • As they grow up they no longer like to play with dolls.
  • Because women are just as shallow as they make men out to be.They say men discriminate against women because of their weight.Well women do the same but their thing is height instead.As a short (5'9") 100% heterosexual guy ,I've completely given up on women.To quote Joshua from the '83 movie War Games,"A strange game.The only winning move is not to play".That says it all when it comes to my feelings on the dating/love game.Just gives me more time to spend on the important things in life.
  • I would guess that some of them have short man syndrome, and their attitude pushes people away. A person's height doesnt mean anything to me, I am more concerned with what type of person they are, more so, than what they look like.
  • I like them. I am short too though.
  • The same as women who only like guys with no chest hair......so where does that leave me........with chest hair?
  • Perhaps they have a short man attitude, in that their mouths are too large for the bodies!
  • I love short guys! ;D
  • We like to look up at them and give them that flirtatious look that they can't resist. Just kidding, I personally don't care whether they're short, my preference is that they're taller than me because it feels more like they're going to protect you if they're taller. I don't know, it's kind of hard to explain
  • Because in my experience they have lacked maturity the worst.
  • They don't like them staring at their breasts all the time. :)
  • Societal norms heavily engrained in us. Centuries of being taught what women are supposed to like and what men are supposed to like can't be erased that easily. But I HAVE dated a guy who was shorter than I am. It's funny when the people stare. I'm also thinking...short guys can be hot. I've seen some that will make my head spin. 5'3"? Whatever!
  • I have a few friends that are short, and its just seems like they are always trying to prove themselves or yell about whos ass they can kick, and cant just kick back with their girl and chill out and hold them. That has to get old for a girl to hear all the time.
  • i dont have a problem with shorter men, i just prefer taller ones, cuz i dont want to have to bend over to kiss my man when we are both standing.
  • I dated one over a year, fell in love with him, but he was always pretending to be something that he wasn't short people have a sense of inferiority and always trying to do something that they can show off, but the feeling of inferiority its always present. (not all people of course)there some people that are so sweet. it all depends in the childhood that they had too, if it was people picking of theme all the time they try hard to make themselves powerful in some way or make friends that can protect them. no offense but i had a terrible experience dating one, he was a pussy.
  • i don't know, maybe its because they don't feel like he would be able to protect them. i myself have dated quite a few short men, and have never had a problem, although some of them had a problem with me being taller then them.....lol
  • Not true... I like short guys! I just never dated one because they were never interested, or when one of them was interested, I wasn't... I think the shortest guy I dated was 5'6...
  • my ex was 4'8 and im 5'9 . I went after him .
  • It's not that women aren't crazy about shorter guys, it's just that wome tend to look for or want the ideal guy. Tall, muscular, etc. Ancestral humans picked their mates by their physical features. Guys that were taller and muscular could protect, and they had better reproductive success. I'm taller than the average woman so i'm attracted to taller guys because i'm always in heels. But, my boyfriend is shorter than I am, but I love him and wouldn't trade him for anything. He's also VERY confident and it's just sexy. He loves the fact that i'm taller than he is, so it just makes everything that much better.
  • cause most women want somone whos going to protect them not to say that a short guy cant protect someone but its something that stayed with us since like the time of cavemen. women are drawn to bigger guys biologically because they were the most likely to keep us safe from sabertooth tigers etc. same goes for men are frequently drawn to women with biggger hips. You might think its cuz you see her as curvy and sexy but in reality it is because in the stone ages, bigger hips ment more likeley to not die while giving birth
  • I am. But I'm short myself. I do want my fella to be a little taller than me, but that will not be a problem. Why don't I want someone shorter? Hmm...I think because shorter would in a very small subconscious way make me feel superior, and I definitely don't want that.
  • Because however much we try to deny it, an integral part of being human is animalistic, you look for the best genetic partner. bigger, stronger, even if there complete assholes.
  • I am one who loves that shorter guys! I am 5'8 or 5'9 and I had the biggest crush on a guy who was like 5'1! My last guy I just broke up with about 2 months ago was about 5'3 although he turned out to be a jerk i never minded the height differnce!:) I have dated two tall me and one short man and I prefer the shorter guys!
  • because women are programed to be drawn toward strength because the stronger her mate the stronger her ofspting. hight lends itsleft toward increased strength. men are drawn toward vitality, younger mothers have more time to care for the child wether it be mate-and-run or joint upbringing. short is one attribute of the young, as is smoothe/soft skin.
  • why are guys not crazy about tall girls? I believe the strength thing about caveman issues, but in our day and age, rejecting someone only because of height (or lack of) is just being shallow.
  • i think it's just like something that has been said so long that it is just assumed you think it. and also the fact that a guy is the one who is 'supposed to protect you from other people who would bully you' or whatever, so he has to be taller and stronger. in my opinion it doesn't matter at all. i was in a serious relationship with a guy shorter than me for about year and it didn't affect us at all
  • Hard question. I'm short myself. But I think there is some sort of psychological thing for me that I feel like a tall man is a protector. Its horrible to admit..but that is the truth. I am only 5'3" and I won't date anyone under 5"11"
  • please don't be offended by my answer, but, i have this idea that :shorter: guys have a napoleon complex and seem to act bitter and other negative actions to over compensate for their lack of height... it's just not attractive
  • heck, i'm 5'6 and i got a girl who is 5'9 crazy over me. My real Girl is 5'3 and she is a beauty queen...if height does matter..just find a girl shorter than urself if it bothers u. If it doesn't, then it may bother the female. But life is more than long and short. IF u enjoy someone's company (mutually) then that's the greatest feeling ever. You are in the relationship for the both of you. IF u have fun and enjoy each others company, why let society determine if u should continue to do so? I also know that for taller girls it is more difficult for them. They need taller guys and we need shorter girls to please society....But why please society and be unhappy? Heck i rather let society be unhappy and uncomfortable
  • My husband and I are about the same height, and I still wear heels around him.. I've always had a thing for guys who were just as tall as I am... and that's not hard to meet when I'm only 5'1. My husband is 5'4
  • my husband is 5'6" im 5'93/4" no problem
  • I was never against short guys,in fact my husband is not tall,but he is a very good looking guy!
  • women feel gawky & unattractive if they look bigger next to a guy however I've always been attracted to shorter, quick-witted, dextrous fine-handed guys
  • For me, I always thought that I would look awkward next to a shorter guy. I am 5'7, and I always talked to guys that were at least 5"11 or taller. My boyfriend now,who I love very much, is 5'6. I wasn't even going to give him a chance a 1st, except he always makes me smile. I have forgotten about his height. And he has suprised me in sooo many different ways. My tip to the ladies is don't sleep on the short ones (they have a lot to offer if you know what I mean)lol. All I can say is don't be shallow towards anybody, you might miss out on a good thing.
  • I used to like nothing but short guys when I was in middle school. lol I just ended falling in love with a guy who is 5'9. That's about 8 inces taller than me LOL And I honestly don't think height really matters, some people are like that, but it shouldn't be that way.
  • I think the women who aren't crazy about short guys is because they like to think of the man as someone strong and who can protect them, and well if he's short he is not putting that image out there....as for me I don't mind short guys as long as i can still wear my heels!! :)
  • They're too close to my boobs, I don't like that. ...That and I could probably beat up more people than they can if they're shorter than 5'2".
  • I'm 5'5. I've dated and been with 5'6 to 6'6. Honestly, height is not the end all be all. I think there is a certain MASCULINITY related to height. But that is only based on first impression. What's appealling is confidence, that's mind blowing sexy!!!! My current bf of almost 3 years is 5'8" and very muscular. Makes for the PERFECT height combo when we are dancing.. which is one of our passions! I can wrap my thigh right around him when we're ripping up the dance floor!
  • Look, simply, every woman wants a tall-dark-and-handsome man...WHY? well, every woman wants to be conquered (spiritually, and yes sometimes phsyically)...kind of difficult if the guy is shorter...loses the magic...
  • They make great spinners.
  • That is not true for all women, although it is true for myself. I am only 5'3 and I just feel better with a tall man. It makes me feel safe! It also makes me feel dainty :]
  • I'm 5'4" and I've never had any luck with women. I'm definitely a good looking guy, not gorgeous, but nice looking and in good shape. I've always been so frustrated by women's reaction to my height and it's bsically given me a complex. I have no confidence and I developed a serious drug problem. I have lost basically all hope of ever finding anybody, I mean I know I could land a heavy unattractive woman, but I want somebody nice looking. I don't even try anymore because the rejection just makes me wanna lash out. So i just spend my time on more important things, like getting and using drugs. Where's the crack at?
  • I was taller than my last boyfriend and I didn't mind at all... until he got all paranoid about it and said he wished I was shorter. I was pretty offended. Now I want a boyfriend taller than me because now I know how much it means to guys to be taller.
  • Wow! It boggles the mind how CLOSED-MINDED some women are in THIS day and age!!!! I guess the only way that we "shorties" will get any "play", is if we're standing on a pile of MONEY, huh ladies??? (To all of you ladies that still think that way: May ALL of your soul-mates be SHORT men, who you wouldn't give the time of day to--thereby forcing you to look for "love" for all ETERNITY!!!) :b
  • I guess it makes them feel like amazons.
  • Are they not crazy about short guys. Look at all the short film stars who have married tall women or short men. I was going to name some of them but, am having a senior block of memory.
  • They dont want no short d**k man! sorry my shorty friends.
  • me again. Because when their noses are together, his toes are in it, when their toes are together, his nose is in it.
  • It's an evolutionary thing, I suppose. He has to be able to fend off other cavemen, protect the cavekids, and provide good strong genes. That being said, I actually don't mind guys that are shorter than I am. A bit of height is certainly attractive, but seriously if the rest of the package is there, it's not that important. If he needs to sweep me off my feet, he can get some platform shoes or a stepladder. :)
  • i dont have a problem with short guys- i am only 5'2 though so most guys are taller than me it seems =P i have dated tall and short. never shorter than me, though a friend who is my height expressed his interest in me lately, though I think he thinks i wont go out with him because of his height. it's not that at all. One thing that does get to me a bit though is scrawny guys, especially short and scrawny. BUT i would never not date them because of this! I know that it's my own insecurity with my weight and thats why i feel self conscious! But like I said if i like the person i will give them a chance, and i also dont think they are any less hot at all if they are short or scrawny. just i feel a but self conscious. I dont love it if i am taller than them with shoes on and i'm also fatter than them. but i wont hold it against them. i get over it =oD
  • cause of the shortman syndrome. no one likes short guys. female or male.
  • Short women are!
  • I can't speak for all women, but I can speak for myself. I am 5'8" and when I wear heels I am obout 6 ft tall. If I dated a guy who was shorter than me I would feel ridiculous. A personal preference though. My husband is only about an inch taller than I am, so with heels on I am taller than him. This has taken some getting used to. I am more worried about him being insecure than about myself. I love how tall I am and wouldn't change it for the world. So I recommend to the guys on the shorter side: be proud of who you are...you'll attract the right people that way.
  • Tom Cruise is small in stature but makes up for it with more important things
  • depends, I'm not really short, but I've only been with one taller woman. interesting actually, nice view while fucking. :p I'm 5"9 and most of the girls i go with are about 5"4, I like them small. I think i t's normal for girls to want a bigger man, and if the girls are tall, then they will probably go for men their same hieght. My mum is with a really short guy tho', we call him a dwarf, but he's nice, so all is OK. Well,t hat's my 2 bits worth, for what it's worth.
  • Penetration?
  • Who said this to be true? tell me now!!! :P
  • Because they don’t want to look down on them…
  • most of the guys i dated were shorter then me, some short guys are amazing!!!
  • I no that most women like to date guys who are taller then them, because they dont have to look down and it usually looks weird tall woman short man.... for me i never have that problem, i have never met a guy my age shorter then me.... so i always have that advantage haha
  • Who sez? I had a husband who was a few inches shorter than me and it didn't bother me at all. "Tall, dark and handsome" is way way overrated as far as I'm concerned! Happy Wednesday! :)
  • Various factors go in to making up the reason. Several centuries ago populations were much shorter, but with better nutrition, safer methods(less heavy carrying at young age etc.) and less child labour help people become taller now. By this same reasoning, it would seem logical for partners to look for height as a sign of health. Genetics often plays more of a key part as taller people tend to be relative to their families height. Its often though not the height itself thats an issue but the persons perspective. But it can make people slightly less likely to persue which in turn effects confidence which I believe holds more bearing. In closing, some women are crazy about short guys after they get past the prejudice, but many won't get to that point.
  • I am sorry but that is not true. I am 5'11 1/2" and my husband is 5'1". We have been together for almost 17 years! Still happily married! So height doesn't matter!
  • depends on the woman some of us like it and some don't. In most cases though women aren't crazy about men that are shorter than they are.
  • I think you just answered your own question.
  • I'm not sure....just find a taller man more attractive.
  • I think that the in world which we lived today, more and more sophisticated (but no civilized), this subject that the man has to be high and physically strong to be desirable, it seems as obsolete. In spite of knowing that most of the women prefers tall men than them. However, that is antagonistic, because the women more and more look for the equality with the men, and in this point they continue with their same grandparents' thought. These women that despise the men of less than 6' of height maybe have wasted the opportunity of a great relationship. Because a man's magnificence, is not just limited to his height, but, to his professional and financial success and his ethical conduct in the society.
  • ive dated plenty of short guys, it doesnt bother me in the least
  • not all short men are short everywhere ;))
  • Because people unconsciously believe that taller is better - that's why starting salaries go up with height (on average over $2000/inch) all else being equal; why the tallest guy is just presumed to be the leader or have natural leadership qualities (even in the military: it's the tallest guys that tend to get made squad and platoon leader in boot, and recommended for OCS and leadership training); why the tallest boys in school (except for the complete gubers and pencil-necks) are just presumed to be the better athletes; and why in almost every language big, high, and lofty are synonymous with GREAT, while small and low are synonymous with humble, weak, and pathetic. And that's how MEN see it. As for women, they go for tall men for the same reason they go for rich, powerful, good-looking ones: it's their genes telling them he'll give their children social, political, economic, and genetic advantage.

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