I get rejected and dumped because of my large bone structure and height. I'm 6'1 with a big built body. Most people are intimidated by me especailly men. I see couples where the woman is average or short. I don't understand what's so great about petite women (no offence). Why can't tall men or any man give tall, big women a chance? I dated a short guy before but had an affair with a smaller woman.
Guys would you date a woman as tall and big as I am? Be honest and dont sugarcoat.
Most Helpful Guy
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Why Do Guys Like Short Girls
TSC: So heightism more often applies against the short than against the tall. But, as heightism is a social prejudice based on gender norms, it can apply to tall people as well. Here is an article by some random guy which purports to provide reasons for a premise which may be false. In other words, the author makes a value judgment through his blanket premise (that guys like short girls) which supports the statement that “human height SHOULD convey social privilege”. In this case, the social privilege applies to short women.
To be clear, it is not heightism for guys to prefer short girls or for them to require short girls exclusively. But it is heightism to assert that short women SHOULD be preferred because of their height.
TL:DR - A value judgment exists which says that short women SHOULD hold social privilege.
This question has been asked so many times in so many places but the exact answer is still unknown. Guys like short girls because they find them pretty and attractive. They don’t really know the exact reason of this attraction and unlike girls; they don’t sit and think about such questions hoping to find a final answer. However, here is a list of the probable reasons that may put an end to this question altogether:
Guys feel more powerful in the relationship
Our relationship choices are largely determined by our psychological needs. When a guy towers over his girlfriend, he automatically feels more powerful in the relationship. A guy usually looks at a relationship as a combination of love and constant power struggles so his height makes him feel like a triumphant winner.
Short women look like they need protection from the world
There is something about short women that encourages everyone to protect them. Short woman look so cute and adorable all the time and a guy who’s fond of her will want to keep her safe. Even though short women can be very feisty and defensive about themselves, their height makes them look vulnerable which attracts a guy even more.
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Most Helpful Girl
I'm not 6 feet but close enough to it to feel what you're feeling. I noticed this too. They tend to pick girls that are significantly smaller than them in height and weight. It makes me wonder thought... If short women ignite the instinctive protective carnal fires in men as some of these blue posts claim, then why is there so much hate in threads where women say they prefer a taller man for the same reason?2