I'm actually 6'2" myself, so for me to meet a girl who is even close to being my height or taller is somewhat rare (at least in the U.S.). I have nothing against short girls and I've had girlfriends who were as short at 4'10".
My quandary is that whenever I do see a girl who is my height or taller, I find it to be a big plus. Yet I know a lot of women (mostly due to society views and immature guys from what I can tell) won't date a guy who is shorter than they are or isn't at least a few inches taller.
So even though they are very unlikely to find a guy who is taller, they won't date a guy who is shorter. This has popped up as I recently met a girl who is 6'4", is a great person, and incredibly beautiful but she won't date a guy who is shorter, even though I'm 6'2".
Also, a poll for the guys: Do you find women taller than you appealing and if she was willing would you date her?
Lol, what a lovely question. Yes, I am a fellow female giant and I was incredibly insecure about my height throughout my teens. I would NEVER have dated a guy shorter than me, or even under 6', because I didn't feel feminine enough around shorter guys.
Once I got out of high school I got a lot more comfortable. Ironically, this site helped me a lot in getting over my height issues in terms of dating. I don't think I would date a guy much shorter than me, but an inch or two shorter I would be okay with. I know how stupid it is to be so hung up on something so shallow, but you're right in that society and a lot of guys put down tall women, or at make us useful only as "models". Which is just stupid.
Anyway, I think it's mainly that sh*t about men wanting to feel like they can protect their girlfriend, or whatever. I feel like a guy will probably feel emasculated with me if I'm taller. If the guy is cool with it, I would be too. F***everyone else.