Why is a guy not being tall enough such a big issue for women?

To the point where they won't even consider dating him despite how great a person he is?

Whats the reason for that?

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I'm 5'9, but I know guys on here who are smaller. and its not something they can change neither. :-/

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Most Helpful Guy

  • Don't give this crap about 'despite how great a person he is'.

    Like all of us men are running after overweight girls with ugly faces if they're 'great people'

    People want to date those they are attracted to.

    For some girls, height is a major part of attraction. For others its not.

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    • But you can't deny this is a huge deal to most women right?

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    • yeah it is a big deal to most women...but there are short girls who will date shorter guys because they don't need someone over 6' 0" for them to be taller than them. It all boils down to the fact that we're not going to feel feminine and small and protected with a guy who is shorter than us.

    • I've always given a chance to a woman who was great inside, even if ugly/fat. I think people who just judge people by their looks are inferior beings.

What Girls Said 7

  • It's only a big issue for some women. My husband is 3 inches taller than me and I am 5'4". I have never cared much one way or another about a guy's height but I am not that tall so most guys are at least my height or taller.

    Most women want a guy to be their height or taller, at least when the woman is not in high heels. Some tall gals don't care about that and will date shorter men too. Some gals absolutely want a tall guy. It's what floats their boat. I don't think there is anything wrong with that.

    I am sure you are not equally attracted to all shapes and sizes of women. I doubt you look down on women that are not physically attractive to you, but you are not going to want to get naked with them. I don't think there is anything wrong with that. We all want what we want. That's what makes the world interesting.

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  • I'll admit I used to be really into tall guys. 5'10" was my limit any shorter and I was not interested as much. (im a 5'2", so petite status lolol) It's mainly do to psychological needs. Being with a taller person that can hold you tight and tower over you makes you feel "safe" It's been my experience that that's the major reason I would prefer a taller guy. However somewhere down the line I fell head over heals for my fiance who is only 4 inches taller than me and looking back it seems silly that I wanted such a tall person. So as it turns out I don't mind if a guy isn't super tall, regardless, I would never, ever date a guy I was taller than. It's just weird to me.

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  • Not an issue for me. I'm short as it is but I would still date a great guy even if he's a bit shorter than me. One of the more popular guys in my school is like 5'4 and he's got a ton of girls after him :)

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  • Well considering I'm nearly 6', it's a big deal to me. It's kind of awkward being the taller one O_o

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  • Well how tall are you?

    It's because we want to feel protected.

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    • No comment on my answer Kain? That's a first

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    • A lot of guys just won't date a fat chick. No matter how a great a person she is.

    • Ok. lol. but that is something she can change if she wanted to. Guys can't change their height

  • I don't need a guy to be super tall...I do tend to be more attracted to guys that are at least my height or taller though (I'm 5'7" by the way).

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  • Something about women wanting to feel protected..personally I don't have an issue with that if I like him enough I'll look past that

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What Guys Said 5

  • security reasons, what makes me mad is that many girls are not okay dating a guy who is exactly the same height as them, or just an inch or 2 taller, they want him to be at least a foot taller

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  • Short answer to your question : idiocy !

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  • Because, for some it's just a requirement they want to feel "protected" even if the guy's arms are like sticks lol.

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    • I was just going to say this. The "i want to feel protected" excuse is bullsh*t when most tall guys are also skinny as hell

    • I don't think its BS. There's an underlying feeling that the guy is 'powerful' that can be expressed different ways, and different girls like different expressions. Some girls like guys who are atheletic, some with big muscles, some who are tall, some with a deep voice, some who have money. In some ways, these are all the same underlying idea, but the way different girls pick up on it is different.

    • Well I already knew that.

  • Because they want someone to be protective of them

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  • This "protection"thing sounds kinda dumb to me. I just don't get it. What about a short and fat cop (far fetched but not unheard of) He could still wrap his arms around around and make you feel "safe" and he is a cop who specialises in protection and safety of people

    It's fine to be attracted to taller men, but the "protection" excuse is just odd to me

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