But hey, that’s cold comfort when women are putting “six feet tall, minimum” in their dating profiles and your friends all call you “Short Round”.The thing is, as with many other masculine insecurities, this is predominantly in our heads. Worse, I’m the shortest of all my friends who range from 5’1o” on the short side, to 6’7″ on the tall side.You watch women – even women who’re around pass you by to date taller men. But you know what’s unattractive on aspect of your life.Society tends to equate height with masculinity and power; when you are lacking in one, you feel that people assume you’re lacking in the others as well. It bleeds into your body language and into the way you talk and relate to others.OK, before you click the back button in disgust, hear me out. We inevitably find our focus divided among the million little things that occupy our attention.But when we feel like someone is giving us their listening instead of waiting for your turn to talk – is absurdly powerful.The old saw about how vertical stripes is based on this idea.The stripes encourage your eye to follow them up and down, which creates the impression of height while your eyes want to follow horizontal stripes to the side, creating width.
After all: most things in your dating life can be worked on and improved upon, but the cold hard truth is that some aspects are set in stone. and there are few other aspects that cause men as much dating agita as being short.
But my height has only been as much of a problem as I’d let it be.
Over the years, I’ve dated and slept with women of all heights, ranging from 5’1″ to six-foot tall amazons.
The problem with this is that the sudden color change – from white to brown to blue – creates a visual interruption.
The eye doesn’t travel smoothly down your profile; the sudden change cuts you in half, truncating your torso and skewing your proportions.