Online dating for short men
"It’s mind-boggling," says Gerard, 31, who is 5'10"."You see these women who are overweight and unattractive clamoring for a tall man on their profiles, but I can’t ask that the girl be attractive or under a certain weight.” Now, the above quote crystallizes an important point.No one here is claiming that guys aren't guilty of being shallow, too.If anything, men have earned their reputation for being superficial over the course of many generations.When I joined OKCupid, my top (and, really, only) priority was filtering my potential matches by height. I have more than once met someone whom I wrote off as a total moron and/or asshole, then shortly thereafter proceeded to fall in love with.(To be fair, I am arguably both a moron and an asshole.) Refusing to date short men out of fear you’ll “look funny together” or that you won’t feel comfortable wearing heels — two of the common reasons preaches against — is rull, rull dumb, ladies.
But after years of this, I’m pretty sure I’ll always feel the same way about goat cheese. Personal preferences exist, and to deny that is willful ignorance.If you want to date somebody, date the shit out of them.But I bristle at the implication that there’s something inherently morally wrong about who I choose to date. I acknowledge that my palate is flawed and that I’m missing out on any number of delicious, well-crafted dishes that everyone else can enjoy.Women act like they are playing is that even if you create (or in our case, search on Tinder for) your perfect match, you won’t be satisfied. And I have to believe that if the man stood up and was merely eye to eye with the woman, it wouldn't matter -- even if she generally preferred taller guys.And if a woman didn't look exactly like she did online you would fall in love with her for being her, not her filtered self. And that includes the important consideration of, you know, growing old together.