Absolutely. You aren't really short or anything (much taller than my lastest ex) and you said you were strong so I'd feel pretty safe. Having someone vastly taller and super built actually kind of frightens me. I prefer a happy medium which it sounds like you are. So if you find a short girl, Inn sure you'll be fine! :)
I've always been more into a guy who can protect my sense of well being with humor, emotional support, being reliable, etc. In the modern world, MOST of us don't usually go places that are physically dangerous -- and when we do, having big muscles doesn't necessarily protect us from guns/bombs/earthquakes/etc. It's not like there are saber toothed tigers anymore.
Im 5'7" and got into a fight to protect a girl getting pushed around by some goth guys at school. They're were all around 6ft and I had just left the swimming pool so was barefoot etc but didn't hesitate trying to protect her from them. It's what most guys would do whatever their physical size I think.
Yes we can. Amen to the second amendment .
Jokes aside, I'd say that most girls just want a guy taller than them or at least their own height. Some girls only want 6'2 plus guys and if they can find many of them who also tick their other criteria then kudos to them, but the vast majority of normal girls will get with normal men. In this day and age I don't see how being very tall benefits or detracts from a person. Some girls claim that taller guys have better genes. For what? Only they know.