Well, even though my boyfriend is small, his package is not, so despite what you were probably thinking, I’m very satisfied in bed, thank you very much!” Then you could add, “I don’t know why people are so concerned about height differences. It’s not something worth mentioning or being defensive about. You say there’s a stigma about shorter men with taller women, but that seems to be mostly in your own head.Dear Prudence, My boyfriend and I fell in love at first sight.By the time I stood up and realized he was 4 inches shorter, we were too in love to care.
Sometimes I try to mention celebrity couples as examples, to give people an idea, but that only seems to make things worse.
The literature has widely established that women prefer tall men to short men.
Stulp and colleagues (2013), for example, found in general that among 650 heterosexual college students, women preferred taller men and didn't want to be in a relationship with a man shorter than they are.
It's true that some women are sexually attracted and open to dating a short man, but a quick poll of your friends—or any group of adults, for that matter—will quickly confirm just how stigmatized short men are in our culture.
For reasons that betray logic, short men get the you-know-which end of the stick and are ostracized when it comes to partner selection. —is also at work in the dynamic of sexual attraction among gay men, I'll focus on women here due to sheer numbers. Not quite, though it does seem that most women feel that short men aren't relationship material. Yes, you should never pretend to be someone that you’re not, but a girl might like to see that you take pride in your appearance.