I ask because a man’s height, apparently, matters to some women. I’ve seen many online dating profiles in which a woman says she’s only interested in men at least 6 feet tall.
That restriction always turns me off, even though I qualify at 6’2”. Still, I have an immediate negative reaction when a guy’s height is such an issue to a woman.
If a woman is 6 feet tall herself, I can understand if she’d prefer a guy who is taller than her. But I think she’s being shallow and limiting her options if she won’t consider dating a man shorter than 6 feet. In fact, a woman’s desire for a tall man seems archaic, a carryover from the 1950s when men went to the office and women stayed at home.
Let’s turn the tables. As a guy, do you care about a woman’s height? Would you rule out women who are extremely short, say 5 feet, or extremely tall, 6 feet or above?
Personally, I prefer a woman who is somewhere in the middle, about 5’4” to 5’8”. But I’d never consider putting those height parameters in my online dating profile. One, I might miss out on a great woman who happens to be 5’3”. Two, I’m afraid women of all heights might rule me out because I’m making a big deal about stature.
Some famous guys date shorter women
I started thinking about the height of men and women who are dating during this year’s Oscars ceremony. Mr. Handsome himself, George Clooney, walked onto the red carpet with his girlfriend, former pro wrestler Stacy Keibler, who’s 5’11”. She looked at least an inch taller than Clooney.
Did the announcers comment on the height disparity? No. Did Clooney look self-conscious to be with a taller woman? No.
So why do women get a pass when they say, without any hesitation, that they want a tall man? Men can’t say with the same openness that they want, for instance, a woman with big tits.
There’s a dating double standard at work here, but I’m not going to get all twisted out about it. Just making an observation.
I’d gladly date a woman who is taller than me – although the supply of women 6’3” and above is limited. Frankly, I’ve always wanted to go out with a woman is who 6 feet tall. I’m curious what it would be like to look at a woman almost eye to eye.
For some reason, I’ve always been involved with relatively short women. Both my ex-wives, for instance, are 5’3”. I’ve never seriously dated a woman taller than 5’6”. Why? I don’t know. I wouldn’t even say I prefer shorter women. I just wind up with them.
A few weeks ago, I saw an attractive woman online who was 6’1”. Finally, my chance to date a tall woman! But, alas, she had no interest in me. She didn’t even respond to my inquiry. My profile, apparently, went straight into the trash bin.
I’m undaunted, however. I’m still looking for an attractive 6-footer. But, unlike some women, I’m not putting any height guidelines in my profile.
Who knows? I’ve struck out twice with 5’3” wives. Maybe a third one of the same height would be a perfect match.
A woman’s height, really, is of little concern to me. And I think most guys share my view. Some women may be hung up on tall guys, but we’ll take an attractive woman of any height. Score one for men in the tolerance department.