Height is the least I care about in a guy .. but I personally dislike girls who are way shorter than the guys , no it's not cute.. it looks like a father-daughter rather than a couple .. I don't mind them of course .. but when someone claims that it's better for a girl to be shorter , I get angry :D
So equal height is perfect for me ..
A shorter guy would be weird though .. he won't be able to carry me .. and when we hug I ll have to bend down .. I ll feel like his mother ..
While I do prefer taller guys (and it's not rare at all to be taller than me), that isn't the most important thing in the world.
However, I will say, I wouldn't date a guy at tall as my neighbor's grandson. He stayed here for baseball this past summer, and when I went to give him a hug, I was barely above his bellybutton. That's a bit too tall for physical compatability.
I'm 5'6, around 5'8 in heels, and I like guys that are around 5'11. Whenever I have dated guys around my height they would hate it when I wore heels because I would look taller than them, so I like tall guys, without being so tall that I can't hug/kiss them.
I love tall guys. I am 5'9" and I am completely smitten with 6' or taller men. However, my current boyfriend is the same height as me. So while I get giggly over towering men it is not the only factor in their appeal.
Ideally I would like a guy to be at least 2 to 3 inches taller than me so if I wear heels then we can be around the same height...but it doesn't matter too much. I'm already 5'8" so heels puts me around 6' ish lol.
I think there is an equivalent height difference of 5 inches between men and women. So if a 5'4 woman turned into a man, he would be 5'9. I'm 5'11, and I personally like girls that are under 5'8. My dream woman is 5'5-5'6.