I see it all the time girls rejecting short guys on the spot without even giving them a chance, or they just blow them off, they say they "prefer" taller guys, but they will never ever date a guy with short height, or at least give them a chance; even if he was handsome, and had a great personality. I mean they would rather date ugly tall guys than, short handsome men. It as as if short height what is the ugliest thing a guy could have, almost like a disease that they wouldn't want their children to have.
Being short is genetic, so it will be passed on to your children. That being said, most women will judge a short guy on a variety of factors, not just his height. For example, I know a short guy who thinks that women are always putting him down because he's short. But when he has a girlfriend, he is very jealous and mean to her. Yet, he swears that its his height that makes women not want to date him, although he is brimming with anger at women that you can see almost immediately. Lots of things matter ... dont' get too hung up on one thing or you'll start to be insecure about it and that never leads to good things.
I am guilty of this. I never really thought much about it until I dated my ex. He was 6'3, I am 5,2. I LOVED his height and I definitely did feel more protected. So I am def looking for a tall guy now. Everyone has a preference. Most guys prefer skinny women. Most women prefer tall guys. Fact of life unfortunately.
I don't see height as a deformity, more of a comfort zone. I am a huge cuddler, and being 5'9 and growing...well it's not very comfortable for a tall girl to attempt a snuggle with a 4'10 guy. I've been there, he was a great guy, but it was just not working for me. I don't really care how tall the person is as long as they are at least 5'4. I also love wearing high heels so that's why it's 5'4 and not a bit lower :P
Tall height is associated with masculinity. When a guy is shorter than a lot of females even, it seems very feminine and weak. Plus I usually assume those guys have some sort of issues. Either a Napoleon complex, or they're so insecure about it that they rant about it constantly on advice sites. It's usually a true generalization.