Its not really important. But most women would feel comfortable dating somebody who is around her height. I have always seen couples within 3 inches above or below their natural height. But some feel attracted to whomever regardless how big or small. My old pediatrician had a wife who died that was shorter then me!!! She was at least 4'5 while he was 6'ft. My mom before she died was 5'9 and my dad is 5'3. Like I said, however they feel comfortable. But to think you need to get a 'hot' girl is pretty illogical. It's what you considered to be attractive or who YOU find attractive. Not everybody is going to agree with your reasons for attraction though.
Honestly ALL of my friends say if the guy is shorter than them then it's an automatic no. I don't agree with that... but I'm rare tbh. I don't know anyone who likes short guys. They need to be taller than the girl even when she has heels on 😒... ok I don't agree but that's what I hear from EVERYONE
Lol I'm dating a guy right now who's like 5'7, he's not a "midget". That word is offensive by the way, so don't use it. We're the same damn height. He got me by not feeling sorry for himself, by being confident and just being really, really sweet to me.
Height isn't all that important to me and it is one of the last things I think about. I am also 5'7" and would have no problem dating a guy the same height as me. The only time dating a shorter guy would be awkward is if he was drastically shorter than me, and even then, I would feel more insecure about my height than awkward about him. I've always thought I was too tall, ironically.
In my opinion tall guys tend to draw my attention more, although that doesn't mean I would only date tall guys. I'd date guys my height (5'6") or taller, I don't think I could date someone smaller than me tho.