It seems like the odds are stacked against you as a short man. It’s harder to get dates when you’re shorter than average.But, getting dates isn’t impossible for short guys.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".If you recognize Deryck, it's because he's the frontman for Sum 41, a Grammy-nominated rock band that gained massive popularity in the early 2000s Anyone else remember Total Request Live??You may not know who Clare Grant is, but I'm sure you recognize her 5'4″ husband Seth Green, voice of ."You see these women who are overweight and unattractive clamoring for a tall man on their profiles, but I can’t ask that the girl be attractive or under a certain weight.” Now, the above quote crystallizes an important point.No one here is claiming that guys aren't guilty of being shallow, too.
So how come women do something quite similar with regularity, and no one seems to bat an eye?says, “Male height is associated with high mate value.In particular, tall men are perceived as more attractive, dominant and of a higher status than shorter rivals, resulting in a greater lifetime reproductive success.” That same study found that “Tall men reported greater relationship satisfaction and lower levels of cognitive or behavioral jealousy than short men,” and that short men engage in different “mate retention behaviors” than tall men.Shorter men have lower incidences of cardiovascular disease when comparing taller men with the same health conditions.” Short men may be known for their “Napoleon complex,” but as Chiara Atik wrote in a 2012 post for the How About We blog quality to have in a boyfriend.” She also notes, “the general consensus from women seems to be that guys who don’t necessarily feel the most attractive will often work much harder in bed, whereas the Don Drapers of the world, who are used to being wanted and pursued by women, focus more on the act of receiving pleasure than giving it.” (Actor Jon Hamm, who plays Don Draper on “Mad Men,” is 6’2″.) Blogger Jeanna Barrett – who is going on 50 dates to food trucks (my kind of girl) – says in this post that short guys make great dates because they “are a more comfortable hug height and fit like puzzle pieces in your arms.” I understand where she’s coming from.While I’m not sure that dating a guy who is several inches shorter than me would work for me (I’m only 5’4″), I do prefer guys who are around my height or just a little bit taller … I joked recently that, “When it comes to relationships, the guy has to be taller.If it holds true that shorter men don’t have as many dating opportunities, if nothing else, I think shorter men would try harder to be funny, caring, empathetic, honest, hardworking — and just be a gentleman.In that case, the rationale might be that they are more loyal.” Short men , “The female preference for tall partners may present an increased risk of desertion or cuckoldry (paternity by another male) to shorter men.” But, Au notes, the historical and even evolutionary preference for taller men may be misguided.But you only have to skim through a few women's online dating profiles to discover height is regularly listed as a qualifier -- sometimes, as the only qualifier, even for women of average height.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.Statistics and scientific studies back up this information too: women prefer taller guys too.Before I continue, I want to mention that I, a short man, have written a book specifically for short guys if you’re interested in learning more: Order The Short Man’s Dating Handbook Now To Find Love.He says, “A healthy 160-pound, 5-foot-5 man is going to be a stronger protector than a healthy 160-pound, 5-foot-11 man.It’s been well documented, pound for pound, shorter men have greater endurance, stronger muscles, faster reaction times, faster body movement and are less likely to break bones.” Plus, he adds, “Shorter men live longer.It's simply meant to inspire by showcasing examples of taller women who fell head over heels for men of modest stature.