Would you date a guy shorter than you?

I'm 5'7 so kinda tall for a girl, if you were me would you date a guy that's around 5'5-5'6?


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Most Helpful Girl

  • I would ignore anyone who calls you superficial. It's not about being superficial, it's about being physically attracted to someone, which you really can't control (and if they're going to refute that, they might as well tell gay men that they should be fine dating women). I'm 5'8" and height is a big issue for me: if a guy is shorter than me, I'm just not attracted to him. It's not a fetish, it's a desire to feel feminine (i.e. small, delicate, and in the care of someone much stronger than you). Since physical intimacy is a major part of a relationship (I might argue it's what separates a friend from a more-than-friend), it's a deal breaker if there's no physical chemistry. When people say "there's a lot more to dating than that," meaning height, I agree that there is; just because a guy is tall doesn't make him date material. But when they say that they mean that you should look for things "that matter," like his personality. However, there are totally guys who are tall and have great personalities, so I wouldn't "short" yourself :p

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What Guys Said 9

  • Dear madam,

    I do not see why height would be and issue in a relationship as love is not based on height. Love is based on personality and physical attraction.(And the bond between two people of course) But, if you truly like someone there height should not be a factor and if it is it should be a very small factor. I hope I have helped you with your issue.

    Sincerely,

    The English Gentlemen

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    • You used the incorrect form of there in your 3rd line of your paragraph. It should of been their*, a true gentleman should know these things. Also gentlemen is plural.

    • My apologize, typing on a cell phone has it's advantages and disadvantages.

    • Maybe EnglishGentlemen is not a guy, but a group of guys writing as one.

  • Height is one of the sizes that we can't change. Its not like we chose to be this height, it was given to us, and we are stuck with it so you really can't blame people for being short.

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  • If you attracted to shorter guy and his personality is appealing to you, then what reason is there not to? It truly doesn't matter what the insecure and picky people on this website prefer, it matters what you prefer. Personally, I would date a girl that was a bit taller than me. I'm in high school and like 5'7" and some change, and the girls at my school are all tall for some reason. Would they want to date me? Maybe, maybe not.

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  • Date who you want to date. Everybody is different with different tastes. You are not superficial.

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  • My girlfriend is an inch taller than me, I wear two pairs of insoles in my shoes to feel taller than her. :3 She says she doesn't mind. You sound sort of superficial if you're second-guessing going out with a shorter guy due to what other people would think.

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  • I could care less how tall a girl is but for whatever reason girls prefer a taller guy. For some it's a mild preference an for others it's an obsessive fetish. I've never understood it.

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  • i find tall girls very hot!

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  • I'm a short guy and I actually don't care about dating a girl taller. But I suspect most girls would rather die a virgin than date shorter guys.

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    • Not really.. just work out and look good and you will find someone. Good luck

    • I do work out and I do look good --> that is my point.

What Girls Said 9

  • If I were your height then yes I would. I'm just about 5'3" and usually I prefer guys who are taller... but I'm sure if I really liked a guy who was shorter than me, I wouldn't just rule him out or whatever just because of his height. There's a lot more to dating than that...

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  • A guy's height is extremely low on the list of factors that would make or break it. Might as well not even be there at all, actually. I care about what kind of person he is and how he treats me, not what he looks like or what he has. Although I'll admit that in the beginning stages when you're just meeting someone and don't know them well, how they look is all you have to go by, so there may be a line you might not cross until you get to know them better.

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  • I'm 5'2 so I shouldn't be dating anyone shorter than me when I'm short enough. But he should be 5'1 or taller. that one inch will be the benefit of the doubt.

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  • I wouldn't date a girl taller than me, that may sound superficial to most however I am 6ft 2 and quite frankly if a girl was taller than that I would feel slightly freaked out about it.

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  • honey your'e worrying about the wrong inches if you know what I mean hehe (jk) an inch or 2 in height doesn't matter as long as the guy has a great personality, fun to be with and loves you. So yea I wouldn't mind

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  • Honestly ...No.

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  • not really because I like to feel protected.

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  • If you like the guy, why not give it try? He might be amazing, why miss out on a chance because of one or two inches. By the way, where I live, 5'7 girls are considered average, not really tall.

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  • Sure, why not?

    I've dated a guy that was a little shorter than me before, and I'm only 5'5", haha!

    Height should be irrelevant :-)

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  • I do prefer a guy who is taller than me, but my ex boyfriend is actually like an inch shorter than me.

    I'm 5'6". I didn't mind it, I liked him for his personality and the way he treated me.

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