As someone who falls two inches short of the average female height, I never even thought that dating a guy my height was an option worth thinking about. Today, I'm about to celebrate my fifth anniversary with a wonderful dude who is roughly my height, and I would like you to know that height ain't nothing but a number.But if you need more convincing, please read on for 11 reasons to consider letting a short dude into your life/heart/vagina.(And yes, all of the GIFS below feature male celebrities who are 5'8" or shorter. )You'll never again have to engage in that weird orchestrated moment of stretching and bending, where you can't really enjoy the kiss because you're on your tiptoes and your super-tall dude is hunched over at a weird angle, and everyone involved is about to develop a hernia. (I'm not free to release that information, sorry)I am a person with many hobbies and interests, but I will freely admit to you that the majority my life is about how I can't ever reach anything that's located on a top shelf at the grocery store.If single women make one dating resolution for 2014, I think they should give a shorter guy a chance.You might end up looking down a lot, but your odds of finding The One can only go up.The man is the shorter partner in only four percent of heterosexual pairings. If you ask any height-obsessed woman — or me, a decade ago — they'll probably feed you some line about a tall man making them feel "safe" or "tiny." But let's unpack that for a second.What are we saying when we say we want a big man to make us feel tiny?
I had a long relationship with a dude who was 6'2" — a whole foot taller than me. A recent study published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine found that guys under 5'9" had sex more often than their taller counterparts. When I met my boyfriend, I assumed that he'd be sensitive about the height thing, and resigned my extensive and expensive heel collection to the back of my closet, switching them out for Converse and flats.It hasn't been a good week for gentlemen of small stature.New research has shown that being short can increase feelings of inferiority and incompetence.I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.