I'm a 22 year old guy 5'5" and 145 lbs. I'm very athletic and my girl friends call me handsome all the time, but when I go to bars or clubs it seems like girls look right through me. Am I just too small to them to offer that sense of protection girls want, or what goes through a girls mind when they see a smaller guy like me?
Most girls do prefer a guy be at least their height (unless she is a tall girl). But the good news is that there are tons of girls who are 5'5 and shorter. I know lots of smaller guys who are total players, though.