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Dear Poll: Would You Date Someone Short?

I have always dated men that are taller and bigger than me - it makes me feel smaller (and who doesn't like that) and safe. Luckily I am only 5'5'', so finding a tall guy isn't difficult, but for taller women out there, it can be tough! So ladies, regardless of your height, tell me, would you ever date someone who is shorter than you?


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cereal_please cereal_please 9 years
I'm 5'11", so that probably eliminates like half of the male population.. but I most definitely prefer guys that are my height or taller. The 6'2"-6'5" range is ideal because I love the way my legs look in heels andn would love to wear them without towering over my guy.
elmendoa elmendoa 9 years
i am 5'2" and dated a guy 5'4" and he was WAY too short for me i couldn't handle just creeped me out for some reason...ick.
kh61582 kh61582 9 years
2 years ago i would've said no but last year I met this really cute sweet guy. I had a boyfriend so we never went out but had I been single I definitely would have and he was about 4 inches shorter than me so i guess you should never say never;)
Choco-cat Choco-cat 9 years
I have dated guys shorter than me and I'm not very tall (5'6"). I see nothing wrong with this. If you're confident in yourself and he's confident in himself, it shouldn't be a problem.
concentrate1 concentrate1 9 years
I date a man that is shorter than me, and he is the love of my life!
barjar1122 barjar1122 9 years
I'am 5'5" and the only short guy I ever dated was about 5'7" and his attitude was so Napoleanistic (if that is even a word) that it swore me off of short guys forever. My husband is 6'4", 250 lbs. that I love. I adore big guys.
k8-rckstr k8-rckstr 9 years
Im 5'9 and I dated a guy who was 5'7 about 2 years ago... the whole time we dated his friends made fun of us and I felt like a mammoth! We couldnt cuddle together on the couch because I felt like I was crushing him... to me, its a definite turn off...being tall sucks! not only for the reason of being taller than men, but also because if I wear heels I feel like a giant! haha
AmazonChick AmazonChick 9 years
hatmol3 I'm there with you! without even socks on I"m just over 6' so it's not really an option to say "I'll only date a man who is minimum 3" taller" because that cuts down my choices a lot! I will date shorter, as long as they have no issues with it and can deal with the fact that I'm tall, but I like pretty shoes and that usually means heels! Having said that, I would prefer a tall bf...
leelee2112 leelee2112 9 years
sigh, my boyfriend of two years is 5'7" and i'm 5'8" so it's not a horrible difference and I deal with it, but it's definetly not ideal. but i think that the real reason that it bothers me is b/c he shouldn't be as short as he is. he just has and had the worst eating habits in the world, never gets/got any calcium as a kid, never eats any vegetables, all those things which make you grow, plus the fact that the only thing he drinks is caffeine, and we all know that caffeine stunts your growth. i mean, when you have size 13 feet, your dad is 6'2", your mom's dad is 6'4" you're not supposed to be 5'7". so it bothers me and i haven't worn heels in two years (he doesn't care, i do), but i love him and i deal with it. however, i have a feeling that he's not the boy i'm going to marry b/c i can't imagine being taller than my husband in my wedding pictures. thus, i guess i'm other- i'm doing it now but it's not what i imagine doing for the rest of my life.
rosey_y rosey_y 9 years
aujah: I said "many" guys, not all guys. There will always be exceptions, just like there are for a lot of the women here not minding if their guy is shorter. And the last part of my comment was obviously tongue in cheek. I feel like I really shouldn't need to explain all this.
butterfly6 butterfly6 9 years
I'm nearly 5'11 and I dated a guy two inches shorter than me for nearly 3 years. All the other guys I have dated have been 6'0 and up. I wouldn't discount him based on height.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I like big strong tall guys, not skinny but not huge fat either. My hubby is over 6 feet tall. i am barely 5'2
onesong onesong 9 years
i dated a couple guys who were my height/an inch or two shorter, never bothered me. however, i couldn't see myself with someone significantly shorter than me.
smp7328 smp7328 9 years
the same height as me or taller; not shorter.
dammitjanet13 dammitjanet13 9 years
I'm 5'2 so it is hard for a man to get shorter than me. I don't mind if a man is the same height as me...usually that is the shortest men I meet or am willing to date.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I don't care if it sounds shallow. I wouldn't even consider dating anyone who was shorter than me. Thank God the hubby is 6'1" :)
hatmol3 hatmol3 9 years
i'm over 6' so i have to be alright with shorter guys!! but i do prefer them taller..
jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 9 years
AujahAcorn AujahAcorn 9 years
rosey_y, then why dosent my man feel the need to have a shorter woman? or me a taller? do i have more confendence than you? does my man feel more manly than yours? i dont think so. I really dont think it has to do with the need to club a saber tooth tiger. if you feel ok with it and so does he...... thats all.
bookgirl bookgirl 9 years
I guess I would date someone shorter, but I'm just attracted to tall guys. I'm 5' 4" and usually like guys that are at least 6'.
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
Thank god my boyfriend is taller than me. But in the past I've dated guys that have been maybe an inch shorter but nothing shorter than that. I'm 5'9" so it got difficult at times to find someone that was as tall or taller than I am when i was in high school. I wear heels almost every day too (im about 6'0" with heels) so that didnt make things any better haha. But As long as the guy makes up for being short in every other aspect then i think its okay..thank god i dont have to worry about that any longer haha
Liss1 Liss1 9 years
I'm 5'1" so there are not really any guy's that would be short to me! My husband is 6' so he has the job of reaching everything for me!
samidingdong samidingdong 9 years
Im 5'11 and I have found that finding taller guys is not easy...suprisingly all the tall men seem to like realy short women!! But I've dated shorter, but it wasn't about their height, it was their personality and confidence that attracted me to them. Some guys feel way to intimidated by tall women!!! My boyfriend now is maybe an inch taller than me...and I limit myself to shorter heels so I don't tower over him, but it doesn't bother him at all, and I love that!!
Clarishi Clarishi 9 years
UMlovr, I´m in the same situation as you! My boyfriend of one and a half years is shorter than me, and I frankly don´t care... We got accustomed to it and we see nothing wrong there...
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