Perhaps not as simple as us men were looking for, but helpful nonetheless.
But when she decided to wear heels it wasn’t even close. Any feelings of manliness or confidence I had would disintegrate. I’d be paranoid that I was being judged by every person we’d walk past. Any person pointing at something near us was mocking the gaping difference between my girlfriend’s height and mine. Why did I feel so intimidated and insecure around taller women?
Why’d that all crumble to the ground when she jutted up 4-5 inches above me?
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.
According to Alan Au, client relations manager at the clothing boutique “Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under” in Beverly Hills, the “mate retention behaviors” of short men are precisely why you should date them.
As part of a case for dating short guys, he says, “Considering lifelong companionship, shorter guys may be the better choice.
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.
I’d hope and pray she’d wear some other type of shoes. I knew she was on the volleyball team because she’d always wear their apparel.
Maybe she’d opt for canvas sneakers or fancy flat shoes. She was really attractive and I had a massive crush on her. I’d want to talk to her before or after class so badly.
This surprised me, so I decided to do some research on the ‘shorter-man/taller woman’ phenomenon to find a common theme and perhaps a tip or two for the single men and women out there who are limiting their dating options by reinforcing this ‘social norm.’ In this day and age when we are shattering stereotypes and trying to be a more inclusive society, let’s not overlook the possibilities of expanding our relationship options, having more options is always a good thing.
Everything would be fine until she’d pull a pair of heels out of her closet. There was a girl in one of my classes at the University of Florida.
But since time immemorial, all leading men have had the appearance of towering over their female co-stars, apple-carts were a wardrobe staple, they still are.