Am I The Only Woman Out There Who Really Doesn’t Care About A Guy’s Height?

I know a lot of women go for taller guys and are turned off by those that are vertically challenged, but I’m serious when I say that I couldn’t care less about a guy’s height. Tall, short, whatever — what does that have to do with deciding whether or not he’s boyfriend material? At this point, I almost think I prefer short guys. Here’s why:

  1. They tend to be more confident. Maybe it’s because they’ve had to overcompensate all their lives to get noticed, but short guys always seem to be so damn confident! Sure, it might be all an act, but who cares? I admire them for not letting their height get them down. Think about it — these guys have had to adapt in a world where the tall ones get all the attention from the ladies. They needed to figure out what makes them special and because they notice it. Luckily for them, I notice it too.
  2. They’ve got spunk. I’ve never met a short dude who wasn’t more or less a bit of a badass. You have to remember that these guys didn’t get very much attention from the girls in their social circle, so they had to find ways to be better personality-wise than the classically good-looking guys who hover over them. They’re not just floating through life on a cloud, they’re fighting through life and it makes them a lot more interesting, real, and relatable.
  3. They literally and figuratively never look down on you. When I’m dating a guy who’s on the short side, he’ll rarely treat me like I’m lesser than or like I don’t know what I’m doing. I mean, I get that it feels good to be “protected” by a taller guy, but that’s just some ancient biological instinct that I want to fulfill as a female. It has nothing to do with the quality of an actual relationship. In my experience, short guys tend to respect me way more and that’s all I could really ask for from a boyfriend.
  4. What they lack in height, they make up for in intellect. Short guys always seem to be brainier and more intellectually curious than their taller counterparts. Maybe it’s because they had to figure out a way to be “better” than the tall dudes? I guess when they can’t change their height, they focus more on developing their minds, which makes for a generally cooler person, in my opinion.
  5. They’re usually more jacked than tall guys. Since they can’t be taller than most guys, they’re going to at least be stronger. I would choose a jacked short guy over a tall, lanky model type any day. It’s actually pretty rare that I ever meet a shorter dude who isn’t a little bulky. I just want to touch their toned arms! Is that creepy?
  6. They’re more fun. Shorter guys tend to be the class clown or the party boy. It definitely stems from wanting attention from girls, but why is that a bad thing? At least they’re trying! They don’t seem to take life that seriously, and let’s face it — they’ve been rejected so many times, they don’t really care anymore at this point.
  7. The fact that they have that much charisma despite their lack of height is impressive. Show me a tall guy with charisma and I’ll be like, “Yeah, duh.” Now, show me a short guy with charisma and I’m super impressed. The fact that they were dealt a crappy hand in the height department and still made it work for themselves is super admirable and it makes me like them even more!
  8. Short guys know the meaning of humility. They didn’t get a lot handed to them, especially when it comes to love and attention from girls, so guess what? They had to work for it and it turned them into really cool, relatable, and humble people. This means that the short guys I date usually work hard to make the relationship work and they really value what we have.
  9. Height isn’t indicative of penis size. Isn’t this the truth? I don’t need to go into detail, do I? I’ve seen tall guys with small ones and short guys with big ones — you literally never know what you’re gonna get! May I also add that shorter guys are always really good in bed? They just straight up try more because they have more to prove. I love hooking up with short guys because they seem to really appreciate the moment and they’re always super generous.
  10. They’ll fight for you. Short dudes are usually scrappy and if you need them to fight for you, they’ll step up to the plate. I mean, they’ve had to defend themselves all their lives from bullies and what not, so it’s nothing new to them. Though they make look small, they’re tough as hell on the inside.
Jennifer is a playwright, dancer, and theatre nerd living in the big city of Toronto, Canada. She studied Creative Writing at Concordia University and works as a lifestyle writer who focuses on Health, B2B, Tech, Psychology, Science, Food Trends and Millennial Life. She's also a coreographer, playwright, and lyricist, with choreography credits for McMaster University’s “Spring Awakening,” “Roxanne” for the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, and “The Beaver Den” for The LOT, among others.

You can see more of her work on her Contently page and follow her on Instagram @jenniferenchin.