View From Above: 10 Valuable Lessons From Dating A Shorter Guy

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Hugging and handholding? Much easier.

According to a recent study, men on the shorter end of the height spectrum actually live longer lives. But, is it really true that good things come in small packages?

We asked a few women to tell us what they learned from dating a shorter guy. Read on to find out what they had to say!

1. Shorter men put in more effort.
"You know how Chihuahuas bark harder? Well, shorter guys try harder in bed..." -Lana, 35

"Oftentimes, shorter men have to work harder to win over a woman, so they're willing to put in extra effort!" Alexandra, 35

2. They're more likely to lie about their height
"I meet some really nice guys on dating sites and apps whose profiles say they're a fine height for me (around 5'7"). Then I meet these guys and guess what? They are NOT anywhere near 5'7". Short guys lie about their height on dating sites, that's for sure. One guy even put 5'4" and I thought it was sweet that he was being honest. When I met him he wasn't even close to that. Don't get me wrong, short is ok, but don't lie about it!" Catie, 26

3. Hugging and handholding is easier
"Dating a shorter guy feels more natural. I don't feel like a kid when we hold hands, like I did with those 6' guys that I was used to dating (having to actually hold my hand up in the air felt so stupid!). When we first kissed, it felt so perfect -- there was none of that awkward having to get on my tippy toes." -Jennifer, 37

4. There are more short guys to go around
"Shorter guys end up getting overlooked by a lot of women, so there are more good guys to choose from on the shorter side of the spectrum. Plus, I like to leave the tall guys for my tall friends as a courtesy." -Sara, 27

5. They don't mind joking around about it
"I'm dating a guy who is 3 inches shorter than me. His height has become the hilarity of many of our jokes, but because he's so secure in himself, it proves no problem. It's definitely a choice you have to make when you begin dating -- to own the difference, not to shy away from it." Carrie, 34

6. They can be more insecure
"I dated a guy who was 5'6 in high school, and I noticed that, more so than his tall friends, he was really into manly things like working out and muscle cars. He would even make his voice deeper when he was with other guys. I feel like shorter guys are more insecure, because they can only date shorter girls." Helena, 25

7. Your shoe options are limited
"My first boyfriend was shorter, and I constantly worried about how we would look in photos, and at dressy occasions that required heels. As a woman, you feel sexiest in heels, so having to wear flats all the time was hard. I prefer dating taller men so that I can wear anything and feel good!" -Allie, 26

"I've learned that amazing men come in small packages...and the art of wearing flats to events with lots of picture-taking to avoid looking like bigfoot." -Brianna, 25

8. They're more into PDA
"In my experience, shorter guys tend to be really into PDA, but I honestly think it's to show that they're in control, and to compensate." Pam, 26

9. You can't borrow their clothes
"When I was in high school I was close to 5'8, and dated someone who was barely 5'2. I think the hardest part about it was that his clothes didn't fit the way boyfriend clothes should. When you think about putting on your boyfriend's sweat pants and sweatshirt, you think of a massive comfortable sweatshirt you can get lost in, that's so comfortable you could live in it, and when I dated a shorter guy, his clothes just downright didn't fit me." -Erin, 26

10. They can see up your nose
"Two words: nose hair. Dating shorter guys means being horribly paranoid about nose hair." -Katherine, 46

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