It hasn't been a good week for gentlemen of small stature.New research has shown that being short can increase feelings of inferiority and incompetence.You can bypass this meat market crap-fest by being open minded and considering women who are your height or (wait)... In short, there are plenty of women who will find you attractive the way you are, but fear being judged or ridiculed for not finding (what society thinks is) a 'better' contender.Society currently has this idea that if you are a short man, you are doomed to be perpetually single and deal with mediocre relationships at best. According to television shows, movies and even blogs, 'perfection' begins at or near 6 feet.
There was no opportunity to specify a preferred size, as you might do on or My Single Friend or John Lewis, when you’re ordering duvets.
For chrissakes, I'm talking about , Amy Webb's memoir about online dating, she confesses she felt she needed a man who was at least five-ten.
(Webb is five-six, making that requirement just one inch shy of the eight-percent average.) "I wanted someone to overpower me, who could wrap his entire body around me in a hug, but who could also throw me down on a bed and ravish me," she writes.
I’d amassed a collection of subconscious prejudices connected with height. Would he be less confident, less at ease with himself and less successful than a man who stood up at six foot?
Looking back, I think my problems were mainly to do with my own insecurities.