According to a new survey, 71 percent of women don't want to date a guy who is shorter than them.It seems like short dudes have been getting the shaft lately, so it's time to speak up.Hi Heather, I’m in high school and still haven’t had my first boyfriend yet… Someone told me he likes me too and the other day he asked me to hang out. Let me start this out with a story: When I was in high school, I was friends with a girl who was in the same situation as you are – she liked a guy who was shorter than her and he liked her also.I really want to but the only problem is that he’s shorter than me. Is it okay to date someone who’s shorter than me or is that weird? They started going out and a few people teased her for being taller than her boyfriend.All this time, she’d told herself that she didn’t like short men because she simply wasn’t sexually attracted to them; in fact, the real reason she wasn’t attracted to short men was because she had a fixed image in her mind of what a man should look and act like as a result of her upbringing, and she needed the men she seeks out romantically to fit the same exact image of the men in her family. I spend more hours than you’d believe trying to help men and women change the type of person to whom they’re sexually attracted. The first step is to dig deep and ask yourself what in your history makes you attracted to a certain type, as well as what in your history repels you from a certain type.In my work with women, I’ve found that there are two basic reasons why most women won’t date a short man: Some women will feel nervous about being too big, telling themselves they’ll look smaller if they’re with a bigger guy; others simply want the knight in shining armor, and they need a man to live up to a fantasy image of masculinity and size, telling themselves that a bigger man is also automatically emotionally stronger, too.
But here’s the thing: there is absolutely nothing wrong with dating a dude who’s not as tall as you.I threw my heels in the back of my closet and bought a few cute pairs of flats that I wore when we went out together.He never asked me to do it, I just did it because I thought it might be emasculating if I towered over him.Sexual attraction largely derives from your upbringing.What’s interesting about my client, Alexis, is that she had it wrong when it comes to her attitude about short men.Even though she seriously liked this guy, the teasing eventually got to her and she broke up with him.