I think i answered a similar question before on this forum I am around 5''7 tall, and personally, I would prefer someone whose height is similar to mine cmcm. Apr 7, Messages: South Carolina. Height difference does not matter to me at all. The shortest guy I crushed on was 5'2" and the tallest one was around 6'5" or 6'6". I'm 6'2" myself, if you need a comparison. Apr 19, Messages: Columbia, Missouri Gender: Genderqueer Gender Pronoun: I have no preference in height. I'm the average height, so it would be nice to have someone about the same height as me, but I would be fine with dating anyone of any height if I like them.
Boyfriend Guest. Mar 26, Messages: Nevada Gender: StefaniW Guest. It would be a little uncomfortable dating someone who is a whole lot shorter than me I'm 6 ft O. O and hard finding someone who is whole lot taller than me. So my range is probably about 5''2. You must log in or sign up to post here.
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Oh, and the shortest I ever actually had a relationship with was 5'2. Performed the experiments: Other Gender Pronoun: So there's. For your consideration, a Tumblr blog I have to stand on my tippy toes to kiss my 6'3'' boyfriend. New Zealand. However, little is known about such partner preferences in homosexual individuals. We don't go out much! I care more about length than height. Do you already have an account?
The horizontal line reflects neither passive nor active role during intercourse. Discussion In this study, we first examined preferences for relative height among non-heterosexual men. Acknowledgments We are thankful to Louise Barrett for proof reading of the manuscript and to anonymous reviewers for valuable comments on the manuscript.
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The way people react to it tells you a lot about them in an instant. Now, I'm engaged to a smart and beautiful woman who tells me that she likes my height. And since you're probably wondering, she's 5'6".
I will say that I used to be super intimidated by tall women. I'm not sure if it was a psychological or physical thing, but I got over it pretty quickly once I dated, like, one tall girl. It just takes a little adjusting to someone tall, if you're used to dating short people, and vice versa.
Hot tip for anyone weirded out by height differences: Just sit for the date and you won't notice how tall or short they are. Then by the end of the date, when you stand up, you'll know them as a person and not as their height. It's honestly a LOT easier to ignore than a bad personality, etc. I mean, in the end, I don't think it really matters. Being short is nearly as much of an identity as any other characteristic, since it affects so much of your day-to-day life. I can't reach the top shelf at the grocery store, it's hard to find clothes that don't need tailoring, and of course, dating can be an adventure.
It's obnoxious to see a dating profile that says something like "guys under 5'10" need not apply. If you're that judgmental about height, you're probably equally insufferable in some other way. I've dated people both shorter and taller than me, and it's really all the same. Sure, sometimes standing on your tiptoes for a goodnight kiss feels silly, but c'mon, if you're horizontal, the physics are all the same. As a short guy who's also struggled with weight, it's even tougher. Sometimes you just feel undesirable. Losing weight over the past year has definitely made me more confident, but it's still a daily battle.
Though I do have a few friends who are both short and super skinny, who get stuck with the "pocket gay" label, and somehow that seems even worse. Overall, if I had to pick between staying shorter than average and being way taller, I'd stay the same. I've been tall my whole life. I tend to like it now, but it definitely makes dating a little tougher. I've been more or less single for about two years now, so yes, I have Tinder and a few other similar apps.
I am positive that I'm left-swiped by shorter people a lot due to my height.
I list my height in my profile, since I know some guys don't like it. If a guy doesn't list his, I assume he's shorter than me and I don't ask about it. The last time I asked a Tinder match how tall he was, the guy freaked. How would you like it if you were always asked about your bra size huh, and if I said I only like to date women with 34Ds and up? In an ideal world, I would date men who are taller than me, but I am definitely not opposed to dating someone my height or a little bit shorter.
In fact, for whatever reason, I seem to end up with men like that; the last guy I was seriously with was 5'10". If anything, I find that if a man is 5'9" or 5'10" and likes my height, he's super confident and secure, and that's really attractive. The first time I met my ex's father, who I think was 5'8", he referred to me as a "breeder. At the time I thought it was funny, although now when I look back I should have been kind of horrified!
Humans have a diverse range of preferences. You'll never know what his are until you ask him out.
Which you should!