To be bigger than men is to worry that you'll turn them off.Webb found that it isn't just men lying about their height online, women do, too—to appear shorter. I've taken to giving my whiskey a single swirl, looking down my nose and saying slowly, "You are boring me. You would never walk up to a woman and open with, "What's your bra size?I'd really appreciate if we could all stop asking "How tall are you? This idea gets put into your head from a very young age… But whatever the reason, a lot of men today feel that their dating pool is limited to shorter women only, and that taller women are completely turned off by shorter men.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.And in fact, a lot of taller women actually to date shorter men.A woman who’s with a shorter man doesn’t need to wear heels everywhere…and as an added bonus, she’ll be close to eye level with you when you go in for the kiss.
Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
It’s easy to think that if you’re lacking in one area, you can make up for it by emphasizing your strong points.
And because of this, many guys who are worried about their height try to make up for it in flashiness and bravado. It sounds obvious, but it really works…because at the end of the day, that’s what she is: A woman.
I'll get there in a minute.) Women have internalized the message that it's better for us to be smaller.
This is essential to know—it's not just about shortness, but also skinniness.