I’m a 19 year old girl and I am in my second year of university in Norway
First semester there was a guy that I was friends with. We went to lectures together and ate together occassionally. I thought he was really cool and I asked him out. He told me that he only dated “tall girls.” Okay, I didn’t let it effect me, stayed friends and all that. It wasn’t until last semester that I met another guy that I liked. He was struggling with math and I helped him study each week. I finally asked him out just a few days ago and he essentially said that I was too short for him. I’m 163cm (5’4”) tall. The first guy was significantly taller than me (maybe 5’11”) and the second guy was slightly taller
I was taken aback to be honest. I had no idea that height was an issue. Ever since I was a kid, I have loved being short, I like the feeling of being the little girl. I’ve always been the shortest girl in the group/class/team, but I certainly never thought it was a negative thing. It was very surprising to me because it is something that I had genuinely never considered. I’d date a men who was anywhere from 5' to 6’5", it doesn’t bother me at all. I do a lot of sport and I’m in good shape, I have a decent looking face/teeth.
So, how important is height to Northern European men? Have I had a bit of bad luck or is this something that I’m going to have to get used to? I understand that everyone has different preferences and such, I just want a realistic idea of it’s importance.
Most Helpful Guy
Pretty sure they just used that as an excuse to be nice and turn you down. Kinda like when saying "not ready for a relationship" meaning "not ready for a relationship with you".
Generally speaking most men do not give a flying rats assabout height as long as she isn't taller than him or a midget.0
Most Helpful Girl
Personally never had issues with Norwegian or other Scandinavian guys when it comes to height, like at all. And I'm 5'3-5'4 too.
A lot of the time when Scandinavian guys in particular don't know how to reject a girl they often blame it on height. Had a friend of mine who was rejected because of it, and then he later proceeded to date someone who was shorter than her 😐😅
But I can say though that scandinavians may be a little bit more picky about height than the rest of Europe, purely because plenty of them are actually quite tall.2
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