I prefer to date guys who are taller than me. It's a matter of physical attraction for me. Maybe that qualifies as being shallow, but there are certain physical qualities I'm just as interested in as personality and character.
If I'm not attracted to a person based upon more than just personality, then it's not going anywhere. I'm a physical being.
i'm 5.3 so I don't really run into that problem... but honestly yes, some girls have height "standards" most won't date someone who is shorter than them. they just find it to be more attractive in a masculine way- like how guys like boobs/asses.
Call me shallow but if he is to my shoulders I reject him because then I end up feeling like I am dating a kid. Plus it makes it awkward if he has to strain to kiss me or if I have to bend over to kiss him. That's just me though... I'm sure there are some girls out there that love short guys.
P.S. I am 5'6 and a half if that makes any difference.
It can be all relative, most girls like the guy to be taller, so if she's really short like 4'11" then a guy who's 5'3" might just be enough. There someone for everyone. I'm 5'3" and I love a nice 6 footer, but no taller than 6'3". Sometimes you can be rejected for being too tall as well.