I'm 157 cm, dude :P I guess it's different in different places. Women tend to be pretty short here so men tend to be cool with it. My boyfriend's pretty tall and he enjoys my height. Meh, I guess I just don't care what other people think of my height, I don't really see why I should give a shit.
how do you take guys? - like I don't get this question. Guys come to me? I also come to them? Most guys like me? I'm 5'4'', that's actually average I prefer girls that are not long, I don't find 'long' type of women body attractive at all, I prefer the way I look girls all size and shapes are like by many guys... Actually the bigger the difference of body size in partners can be bigger turn on... for many/most people...
Thankfully not everyone likes the same type. This offers variety and something for a lot of people. You might not like short but there are some that do. I've never had a height preference. I'm not short exactly but average, I'm 5'6".
Everyone has their preferences. Where you are at plays a preference too though I am sure. So what is that 5'9 - 5'10 and you prefer 5'6 - 5'7 in your mate? That's do-able as long as she is also into the same height difference. a lot of woman like to be able to wear heels and not be taller then him so really it depends on the girl... at least here in America. I hope you and your friends find what they are looking for!
FYI I am 5'3" and my husband is 6'4" so obviously I am not your type and your not mine-lol.