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 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
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As for a woman "feeling protected", consider that Bruce Lee, was only 5'7" tall. But I doubt that one could feel more protected than having him as a SO.


The average height of a Chinese Male is about 5'5", so Bruce Lee was still ABOVE-average, if only for his ethnic group.

There are indeed plenty of famous people that are on the shorter side, but when they have fame, good looks, money and power, they are able to compensate for it in some respects. If they have bodyguards 24/7, it's tough to say you feel less than 'protected' around them. Verne ('Mini-Me') Troyer would probably be a good (if not exaggerated) example of that.

I stand by an earlier point that I've made in other height debates - women who may be taller WILL date a shorter guy, but usually the man is BIGGER than them in some respect - either the guy is built like a bar bouncer and have considerable upper body size, or they are built like a tree stump and are the big cuddly 'teddy bear' that everybody loves. It's just too difficult for a women to feel 'feminine' when they exceed the guy in overall size.

What motivates ladies to date a guy like Verne Troyer could be any number of reasons - but I highly doubt it has ANYthing to be with feeling 'feminine'.
 sigungq
Joined: 1/4/2013
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Posted: 4/8/2013 5:13:35 PM
^^^^^ No problem - Robert Conrad. 4th degree black belt in Shotokan, very lean, 5'6" tall, and caucasian, also a very successful actor. Wonder how many women would not feel protected or feminine around him?
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
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Posted: 4/8/2013 8:53:05 PM
I hate to repeat myself...

There are indeed plenty of famous people that are on the shorter side, but when they have fame, good looks, money and power, they are able to compensate for it in some respects.


Even without his TV fame, Robert Conrad would have no problem in online dating 'cuz the guy looked like an underwear model. Great looks and physique will trump height often - but I'd say if Conrad was 5'2", even HE would have trouble pickup up some ladies.

What if Prince was a music teacher?
What if Danny DeVito was an auto mechanic?
What if Michael J. Fox was a hockey player?
What if Dustin Hoffman delivered your mail?
 sigungq
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Posted: 4/10/2013 8:23:16 PM
^^^^^ My point EXACTLY. This all goes to show just how shallow people can be. Yet in the same breath, they'll pontificate how important intelligence is. What's laughable, is that the above mentioned all have a certain amount of intelligence or talent that allowed them to excel to the top of the food chain, and it had nothing to do with height. My point all along has always been this: That intelligence, not strength, or height, is what has propelled mankind in general to the top of the food chain. The ability of Bruce Lee, or Robert Conrad to "protect" a woman has everything to do with intelligence - what they know - not how tall or strong they are. Yet people (both men and women) cling to this archaic prejudice. Ask yourself this: If the movie "Shrek" had been about a prince who was black of color, rather than short of stature, how would society have responded then?

Things that make you go hmmmm............
 Rythmn
Joined: 1/21/2006
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Posted: 4/12/2013 12:23:10 AM
in my youth at 5'10", i dated a guy 5'6". back then this was not the norm. so, when we doubled we'd pretend we were with the other person's partner as he was 6'4" and my girlfriend 5'0". they did look a little odd as well, but nobody questioned them, as they did us.

then along came dustin hoffman who was dating a model and after that, i'd be damned if i waited around for a taller man. then of course tom cruise, not my favorite person, but a good example.

before i moved here and got married, dated a guy 5'8". thing was he carried himself very well and confidently and was a great dancer and could easily lead me. my ex was 6'8". to be frank he looked just as different as the shorter one!

of my past 3 adult relationships only one was my height. first boyfriend after my divorce and current are around 6'2". one is more muscular, one more slim like a runner. yes, it feels a bit better in general to have someone taller than me. but, i don't put height any higher on my list than the many other things that i look for in a man: eyes, smile, brain, touchy feely type, good kisser, has my back, good to kids and pets, funny.

then again, when lying down, who knows the difference? as to strength, height is not necessarily a measure of that or of any other measures, if you catch my subtle drift:)

recently a show on tv, had a mom born with no legs. her husband was huge. he was drawn to her personality and diligence. their kid too was tall.

ps not every woman wants money as indicated in other posts, unless maybe she had none of her own:) what i did want though, was intelligence and a good "energy".
 Haulroad
Joined: 7/21/2013
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Posted: 1/25/2016 12:07:01 AM
There is also a school of thinking (and acting) that finds amazons incredibly hot. The taller and bulkier the better. To put it in the crassest possible way, a bigger house is better than a smaller one, a bigger car is better than a smaller one, and so on. More is better. It's the American Way. A tall fleshy woman is way more womanly and sexually satisfying than a short skinny one.
 mitchozie
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Posted: 1/25/2016 12:52:25 AM
I'm short (5'2"), old (76), and bald. None of those physical aspects have hindered my dating life. Since age 16, I have been approached by girls who were taller (and, now much younger) than I. Height is only a problem, when you make it a problem. My girlfriend of 20 years ago, was 5'8", and towered over me, but it was a great relationship while it lasted ( even considered marrying her). So, to sum up, you have one life, and you should enjoy it with whomever you find attractive, and don't worry about what other people think.
 oneday57
Joined: 10/17/2015
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Posted: 2/27/2016 5:21:49 AM
Another one who likes to talk....lol.....come on if YOUR lucky enough to have the right chemistry with this individual and hes good with the physical along with the GOOD chemistry its a wrap......been with woman of all sizes and that's not what makes me want to be with someone..its the CHEMISTRY!......
 LetitiaLeGrande
Joined: 3/22/2015
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Posted: 2/27/2016 4:08:29 PM
I am afraid that a guy being shorter and lighter than me is a turn off, that is the way it is and we cant help our preferences. I know that very tall women have to compromise sometimes and wear flat heels etc as some men can feel emasculated and some women feel less than feminine with a shorter guy. Of course there is the big fat woman and the puny little guy that she rules and dominates. So it takes all kinds.
 LetitiaLeGrande
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Posted: 2/27/2016 4:11:36 PM
Then there is Tom Cruise at 5'7" that women like and he is not even straight, go figure. I agree that a well built man who is shorter can be attractive. They often have to work harder to be successful and it is all character building lol!
 norwegianguy456
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Posted: 2/28/2016 12:51:12 PM

He's a little shorter though (not by much maybe like 1.5 inches) and weighs a little less than I do.

But you both have mutual attraction, but you recognize the social aspect that turns you off, hence your conundrum. Don't let the social aspect affect you so much... it will eat away at the relationship most likely. If he's 1.5 inches shorter and weighs a little less, yes -- there is a solution. Have him wear certain shoes that raise your height and aren't noticeable in doing so. Won't be like heels, but it will raise the height by 2 inches or so, instead of 0.5" in regular shoes... all while you not wearing heels, you could set it up where he could even be slightly taller than you. Add to that him maybe bulking up a bit. Let him know that turns you on. He could eat more calories and work out.

So by the time you guys would be BF/GF a few months later and past the honeymoon phase -- he'd weight a little more than you, and at least be your height walking down the street. Problem solved. :)
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