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Dear all reading this post,
As per the title, I am getting more and more certain that women do not like short men at all. Just for your information: I'm an English male living in the south of England, in my early thirties and 5'4 in height. I have good parents who have brought me up to have good manners, respect and a polite attitude but also to stand up for myself where necessary.
My height has never bothered me in my life, I accepted this fact at an early age and although this will sound daft, I've always been small in stature, so I don't know any different!
My gripe is not a thought which I've always had, it's something which I've only really considered recently and after using a few online dating sites and reading certain blogs, comments on the Internet from other short men, it has basically strengthened my opinion even more. The number of times I've been rejected by women who have been 5 - 6 inches shorter than me because I'm not tall enough is beyond ridiculous.
What I will mention next has been said in countless magazines, TV shows, in places I've worked, people I've met etc. They say that women prefer personality and a sense of humour over looks, height and all the rest. Well I'm sorry ladies, but your talking utter rubbish. In my lifetime, omen have gone for the wealth, career, car, and house, type of guy rather than the personality and sense of humour type of person. (I'm absolutely certain that a lot of men will agree with me here).
Although this may sound hypocritical, this isn't a sexist, angry tirade against all women kind. I'm an open minded man who can accept people from all walks of life as long as they have a good heart. It's down to frustration and on another note, I just don't understand.
short guys - it doesn't automatically mean we are likely to be weaker
Whether or not women seem to think it's the strength/protection factor, I simply cannot answer that. Just because we are smaller than the average man, it doesn't automatically mean we are likely to be weaker or a push over. In fact, Id argue that being smaller has the effect of making us stronger because we've had to deal with a lot of prejudice, and by strength I don't mean physical strength only. There are many scenarios in life where strong mental ability wins over strong physical attributes, but that's another story.
I know I'm going to upset a few women with what I've mentioned above, but these are just one person's thoughts and the more I think about it the more it makes sense, and I'm sure it resonates with other short men. For the record, I'm not riddled with self pity towards myself and resentment towards others. I'm a likable, friendly chap who is generally happy in life, but a little frustrated with all of this. Also, perhaps I should have mentioned this at the beginning, not all women pass over short men. I went out with a girl once who was four inches taller than me and it certainly didn't bother her. However, this does seem an extremely rare occurrence.
Many thanks for reading
By: Peter Martin Martinez