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Man Heels: The End of Dating Height Requirements?

If trend makers have their way, height will no longer disqualify short men from dating picky women. Fashion watchers report that stylish men have adopted high-heeled shoes.

It's not fair, but many women prefer dating tall men, or at least men taller than them. So if guys boost their heights with their boots, they might catch the attention of more women. Need an example? Just look at Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni — he wears the heels in the relationship while she wears the flats.

But when shorter men trade their vertical challenge for high-heeled shoes will they actually just swap one turn off for another? I guess we'll see when and if this trend makes it to the masses.

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nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
I am with you Amrikil. Can we please stop calling him "the man in the picture"? His name is mentioned in the article, Nicolas Sarkozy. And in case you don't know, he is the president of France, seriously people!
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I think the guy in the picture is wearing an acceptable pair, but I would hate it my boyfriend did this. However, I'm 5'4 and I've never dated a guy close to my height which is great. Does anyone else automatically think of man purses? haha. I sure do!
CurleyQ CurleyQ 7 years
Ive been to a dance party where I spotted a guy wearing huge heels/platform boots (about 3 in high). He tried to disguise it with his pants covering them but i saw it anyway. Im 5'7...and even with his shoes he still only came up to my chin! Moderation is key when it comes to man heels I think.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
My boyfriend and I are the same height (5'4")... as long as I wear flats. As soon as I wear sneakers or any other type of shoe I'm an inch taller than him. I never want him to feel inferior so I never wear anything more than a flat when I'm around him.I don't really think he would mind though, I think its ME that minds, unfortunately. I always dated men twice my height. He kinda reminds me of Nicolas Sarkozy, and I think he'd look nice in those type of shoes, they're very business-man friendly, not ridiculous like if a women were to wear 6in heels.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 7 years
No man heels! Just own whatever height you are.
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 7 years
Different strokes for different folks. If she is into it, then I don't think it is an issue (and those shoes aren't that bad!), but personally I love that my boyfriend is a good foot taller than me, barefoot and all!
snowysakurasky snowysakurasky 7 years
umm doesn;t tom cruise do this?
janneth janneth 7 years
I think Sarkozy looks fine in his shoes, and there are so many sexy feminine flats for women now. Maybe this will catch on for men. It is ok with me.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
I think men look silly in heels, but I guess he could say the same about a small-chested girl in a padded push-up.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
I think a man wearing heels to appear taller is silly. He's still short when he takes them off which is unattractive to me. I like guys that are bigger then me. A short guy in bed feels like a monkey crawling all over me.
runnereater runnereater 7 years
I'm 5 foot 1, so 99% of the male population is taller than me. Height difference has never been an issue for me!
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
It's dumb. He'll have to take them off.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
which isn't at all... lol
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
The shoes on the guy in the picture aren't terrible, but some of the ones tom cruise wears are really ugly. I don't care either way. I don't judge a short guy wearing them anymore then I judge a short girl wearing them.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 7 years
I'm 4 inches taller than my hubby, and he doesn't care. He rarely wears shoes with heels, and when he does it's because he's a bit country and wears his cowboy boots.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
It's silly. Guys can be hot at any height. Some of the hottest guys aren't very tall. But who cares?
totygoliguez totygoliguez 7 years
It is impossible for a man to be shorter than me, unless he is legally a short person. So I don't have a problem with that. Anyways whatever makes them feel comfortable with themselves.
Yesi-Jukebox Yesi-Jukebox 7 years
Well heels were originally invented for men.. but yea I don't think its too necessary for many men, just be comfortable with who you are. As proved with the comments above there are plenty of women who date men shorter than they are.
Natalie-Love Natalie-Love 7 years
I'm 5' 9" and my boyfriend is 5' 7" If I saw him wearing men heels I would tell him those look ridiculous! He doesn't even care if I wear heels and soar over him, he's very secure with his masculinity. ;)
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