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What's Height Got to Do With It?

What's Height Got to Do With It?

I'm not sure if it's because Tom Cruise has a short complex or if the media is just looking for another reason to poke fun of him, and Katie Holmes wearing high heels has been a bone of contention for as long as they've been a couple. But last night at the Tropic Thunder premiere, Katie stood tall and proud on the arm of her hubby and made it seem as though height was actually not an issue at all. Since I've never dated anyone shorter than me, I can't say how I'd feel about it, but what about you? Do you have a height requirement when it comes to dating or are you of the belief that love conquers all, even a man that's shorter than you?

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g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Lmao, I just now saw this on this weeks recap... My ex-husband was the same height as me (almost 5'5", but well-endowed, wooo). The thing that sucked for me was that I wear 4-7" heels when we would go out. My current husband thought I was 5'8"ish because he always saw me high heels/boots, whatever. He's 5'10", thank goodness. We look better together. :)
g1amourpuss g1amourpuss 7 years
Lmao, I just now saw this on this weeks recap... My ex-husband was the same height as me (almost 5'5", but well-endowed, wooo). The thing that sucked for me was that I wear 4-7" heels when we would go out. My current husband thought I was 5'8"ish because he always saw me high heels/boots, whatever. He's 5'10", thank goodness. We look better together. :)
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 7 years
I'd love to say that it wouldn't be an issue...but, truthfully, it's a turn-off for me. It's not like I'm an obscenely tall girl (only 5'7!) but for some reason I constantly attract men that are the same height as me or only a half inch to an inch taller than me, thereby ruling out heels as any future wardrobe option. I'm allowing myself to be a little bit picky with the next guy I date - he needs to be at least 5'10. I know it's my issue, but whenever I've dated a short man in the past he really makes me feel unfeminine and large. Ehh, maybe this is just the accumulation of a 21-year-old's neurotic viewpoint on life, but I WANT A TALL MAN! :)
lillis lillis 7 years
I think I'd have some problems dating someone shorter, just imagine not being able to wear heels! And I'd probably feel less girly as well... I don't like really tall guys, but too short's definitely a bigger turnoff.
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
I only once dated a guy who was my same height (which means shorter, because I ALWAYS wear heels), and it started getting on me toward the end. That said, there was also a lot of other bad stuff happening that was making me focus on the negative so I can't really say how much it bothered me. My boyfriend now is 6'5" and I'm 5'6" and I love it! It makes me feel so protected and delicate lol.
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
I only once dated a guy who was my same height (which means shorter, because I ALWAYS wear heels), and it started getting on me toward the end. That said, there was also a lot of other bad stuff happening that was making me focus on the negative so I can't really say how much it bothered me. My boyfriend now is 6'5" and I'm 5'6" and I love it! It makes me feel so protected and delicate lol.
Jonnigirl Jonnigirl 7 years
I'm almost 5'11' and my husband is 6', but that will never stop me from wearing heels. He finds them too sexy for me to stop. He calls me his sexy amazon when I am taller then him and it makes me feel even more beautiful. I think you are allowing the perceptions of others to influence your behavior and I believe you will miss out on some great opportunities if you continue to do that.
ninjastarlett ninjastarlett 7 years
On an unrelated note, Katie's hair looks really cute in that picture.
Isista Isista 7 years
I don't really care. I mean, I'm 5'6 and about a half, and I've dated guys shorter and taller. I figure if the guy is worth it, it should not matter what height they are. My boyfriend is maybe 2-3 inches taller than me and I do like that, mostly because he is taller than me, but not like looming over me.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 7 years
I'm not even five feet, so it's not hard to find men taller than me. I've never been attracted to men shorter than me because I find THEM less sexy, not because I would feel subconscious. If I was like 5'10", I wouldn't mind a shorter guy. I would feel like a super model! Also, if I was in Katie Holmes' position, and some rich. shorter guy came up and asked if he could make all my dreams come true, I would jump him right then and there. However, in a normal dating situation...Things are a little different.
Silverlining10 Silverlining10 7 years
I'm not even five feet, so it's not hard to find men taller than me. I've never been attracted to men shorter than me because I find THEM less sexy, not because I would feel subconscious. If I was like 5'10", I wouldn't mind a shorter guy. I would feel like a super model! Also, if I was in Katie Holmes' position, and some rich. shorter guy came up and asked if he could make all my dreams come true, I would jump him right then and there. However, in a normal dating situation...Things are a little different.
dionna17 dionna17 7 years
I'm 5'3.5 so I really wouldn't date a guy who was shorter than me! I have been attracted to guys under 6 feet tall, but find myself actually dating guys who are over 6 feet! My current boyfriend is 6'4" and the tallest I've ever been with! Average is 6'1". I just like them tall!
bbkf bbkf 7 years
I'm pretty short, so all the men I've dated have been taller than me. I think that dating a shorter guy would make me feel less feminine, although I'm not proud of that.
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
I'm 5'9" and I'm dating a guy that's an inch shorter than me. I never thought I'd date somebody shorter than me b/c I love to wear heels...but I love him with all my heart and in our case height really doesn't matter!!BUT...It's really hard for me to wear heels around him. I'll do it if we go out with a bunch of friends, but (this is going to sound SO bad) I still have a hard time holding hands with him when I'm wearing heels because I feel like Yao Ming next to him. :)
ckeller825 ckeller825 7 years
I'm 5'9" and I'm dating a guy that's an inch shorter than me. I never thought I'd date somebody shorter than me b/c I love to wear heels...but I love him with all my heart and in our case height really doesn't matter!! BUT...It's really hard for me to wear heels around him. I'll do it if we go out with a bunch of friends, but (this is going to sound SO bad) I still have a hard time holding hands with him when I'm wearing heels because I feel like Yao Ming next to him. :)
jen1975 jen1975 7 years
At 5'2", I haven't found a plethora of men shorter than I am! But I think height is one of those issues like weight--you're only limiting your own options. If Mr. Right is 5'5" and you're only open to men 6', then it's going to be your loss.
rowlkitty rowlkitty 7 years
I would prefer dating someone taller than me. For me at least, it makes me feel like he can protect me and I feel safer.
georgie2 georgie2 7 years
Errr.... like some others have said, I'm not even 5 foot, so it's very rare for a guy to be my height or shorter, but i wouldn't want to date a guy shorter than me. I like to wear my heels and still be shorter.
RustyAngel73 RustyAngel73 7 years
I'm short, and it'd be pretty safe to say in general the guy would always be taller than me.
Sevy Sevy 7 years
I really prefer someone taller. Maybe it's just me, but if I dated someone shorter than me, I'd feel so huge and less.. "girly" I guess. I dunno haha. Luckily for me, my boyfriend is 6'3'' ish.
BryPouncy BryPouncy 7 years
My husband is 5"6 and I'm 5"4.5 :) so he's taller than me. He doesn't mind if I wear heels either. He also dated a girl who was 5"11 with an affinity for heels. So height difference doesn't bother him nor does it bother me.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 7 years
I'm 4'10", 4'11" ish and I want tall children so I don't think I could date someone shorter than me. I also don't want them to be so much taller than me. However, if the love of my life, my soulmate, is shorter or extremely taller than me then I will totally forget about height. I go for personality first anyway.
cottonpoots cottonpoots 7 years
I'm sorry, I'm 4'11", and I really don't think you can get much shorter than that if you're a guy. Anything above 5'5" for guys is okay for me.
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