Something that happened to me back in highschool was that my crush, who is 5'7, rejected me (I am 5'9), and the reason being I was too short for her. I was 17 then, I am 21 now and almost done with college but it still bothers the hell out of me to this day. I still cannot grasp why I wasent tall enough for her when I was in fact taller. And I wasent even a scrawny guy so that she would feel big next to me, I was pretty buff and athletic, so I dont get it.
My question is should I keep expecting this? That is if I ask out a girl that is close to my height, in the 5'7,5'8 range, should I expect to be turned down? Am I to most girls in that height range too short, eventough I am taller?
I'm 5'7 and I think 5'9 is alright. Especially if he's a bit bulky. I do find it hard to be attracted to guys who are shorter or just as tall. Some girls prefer even taller. It might be superficial, but it's pretty much something we can't really control. Like people not being attracted to a certain body type, nose or stretch marks etc. So you might get rejected by some girls because of your height, but so can guys be rejected because they're too tall or girls being too short or tall. That's life and it's not fair.
She could have used the height thing as an excuse, or maybe for her personally it is a big deal. That's an individual preference, and definitely not good to harp on. Her rejection isn't a reflection on you, but her narrow minded preferences.
No you shouldn't keep expecting this with every girl. I know girls who are dating guys their exact height or a bit shorter than them even. I know a few girls who are 5'7 who either a) don't care, b) has a preference but is dating a guy also 5'7, and c) who only is really attracted to extremely tall guys (like 6'5).
Your height is fine. That girl wasn't worth your time anyways since she obviously wanted someone taller. That is HER preference, not a universal one. It's been like 4 or 5 years since she turned you down. Time to move on from it and stop expecting that you're going to be rejected for your height every single time. At least she was honest with you.
Some girls just like really tall guys. You might be taller than her but she still likes guys to be even taller. It is just one persons preference, I would not let it bother you years later. Also, if she liked you enough she would look past that I think. I am really tall so it I can't be too picky about height, to find someone much taller than me is absolutely awesome! But, I would settle for an inch or two above my height if I really liked him.
The only time I'd reject a guy is if he was shorter than me. Girls do prefer a taller guy in general but how tall they mean depends on how tall they are themselves. Some girls wear heels all the time too so they would want a guy at least 3" taller than them.
I would never reject a guy because of height unless they were shorter than me (I'm already a bit of a midget xD) Though I prefer guys that are taller than me even when I wear really high heels, that's ideal for me, I'm around 1.60, so my ideal guy should be 1.75 or taller, my ex was 1,78, and that was perfect (sorry I can only do the metric system lol)