hey, I'm 5'3 as well. twinsies! :D
I understand where you are coming from. I have similar experiences - tall men love me. Its just so common for tall men to be with short women that I almost find the frustration on the end of our counterparts to be kind of puzzling. Its like being pissed off because the grass is green. This is the way things have been for a long time. Its no surprising revelation. There is nothing in nature that sets an order of short with short and tall with tall. If anything, our population probably wouldn't average out in height. if we were biologically programmed to seek partners similar to our genetics, things would be f***ed up in general. I'm pretty sure attraction to genetic diversity is far more natural than seeking clones of yourself.
Anyway...I love tall men, they are the perfect, ideal fit for me. Don't really give a sh*t about what other people have to say about that and I'm not heart broken over anyones stories of how hard it is to find someone. boo f*ckin hoo. its hard for people in general to find love these days and no one is perfect. everyone has something that many people will find as a flaw, physically or otherwise. Also, attractions are shaped by a lot of complex experiences and emotions growing up. My mother has told me repeatedly to not marry a short man. most of my attraction is natural, but societal standards play in as well, and so does my moms opinion that I should marry a tall man. she has absorbed the message in society that tall is better, more elegant, regal, commanding of respect, etc. there have been studies done on this sh*t and everything. she's definitely correct and she's looking out for me. she never says it in front of my father though, he's short. he's only a couple inches taller than me, no taller than 5'6/5'7. my parents were hoping id be tall but that did not happen. I'm short just like they are.
my best friend is a short Asian girl and she has similar, but more intense, cultural predisposition to be attracted to tall men. she literally will NOT date a guy under 5'10. she even has a height measure in her apartment that she makes guys use on dates so she can be sure if she's going out with them again. she's not the typical Asian at all lol but her mother, like mine, is no fan of short men.
im just saying to draw the line at it being shallow or something is too easy. you should consider the way people are programmed socially and what cultural messages they may be getting at home. height is no different from the view of light skin or blond hair as a prize, in some families, believe it or not.
im not 100% against short men. I've seen plenty of attractive guys who are not as tall as some guys I've dated who are are 6'0 and taller. I just strongly prefer tall guys. It feels comfortable to me.