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would you date a shorter man?

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AmserGwin Fri 05-Feb-16 16:55:46

Sorry if been done before. Had a date last night with a guy I met on-line and when I got there he was a good few inches shorter than me. I had wedges on, though not huge ones and am 5'5''. It did put me off to be honest, and I feel awful for being so shallow as he was really nice, and good looking. I suspect he would still be shorter than me if I was wearing flats, help! Should I meet him again? Would you date a guy that's shorter than you?

Casimir Fri 05-Feb-16 16:58:14

No

donajimena Fri 05-Feb-16 17:00:09

At 5ft 10 I don't have much choice. There aren't many six footers out there!

AlwaysHopeful1 Fri 05-Feb-16 17:02:59

I have to say honestly no.

ThornyBird Fri 05-Feb-16 17:03:28

Also 5ft10 and married to a 5ft9 man. I love wearing heels even if it looks us look a bit 'Bernie Ecclestone'.

ThornyBird Fri 05-Feb-16 17:03:54

*makes us look blush

IHaveBrilloHair Fri 05-Feb-16 17:04:59

Yes, I would, one of my exes is 5"2 which is the same height as me and obvs short, and I wore heels all the time.
Don't if it's off putting to you though, you don't have to date anyone for any reason you wish, I don't think it makes you shallow.

VeryFoolishFay Fri 05-Feb-16 17:05:26

Afraid I'm shallow too. I'm not that tall, 5'6", but quite sturdy and feel like an amazonian in comparison. I think it's just a personal prejudice and I try so hard not to have them!

Snoopadoop Fri 05-Feb-16 17:05:41

I'm 5'2" and there probably aren't many men shorter than me, but no I don't think I would.

ThisIsStillFolkGirl Fri 05-Feb-16 17:05:56

I'm 5'3".

I want a man between about 5'6 and 5'8.

I probably wouldn't seek out a man shorter than me, but then there aren't many! I wouldn't say "no" based on that.

I'd rather date someone of 5'5 than 6'+ tbh.

Thethingswedoforlove Fri 05-Feb-16 17:06:17

Yes. Absolutely.

MoreGilmoreGirls Fri 05-Feb-16 17:06:55

I wouldn't but I'm 5 ft 1 so there's not many blokes shorter than me. Depends if you still fancy him.

Shirkingfromhome Fri 05-Feb-16 17:07:53

I wouldn't, I'm 5 10" too and thankfully dh is still taller than me when I wear heels. Did you like him OP? Is it something you could get used to?

Muskateersmummy Fri 05-Feb-16 17:08:29

In honesty, no. You have to be attracted to a person you date and I find men taller than me more attractive. As a 5'10 woman I have been out with a shorter man once, it didn't go well (more because he was a manipulative idiot than because he was short!) but generally speaking I didn't find shorter men attractive

RingUpRingRingDown Fri 05-Feb-16 17:09:45

No, but I'm very short.

MrsEricBana Fri 05-Feb-16 17:10:10

Yes definitely if they were all the other things I was hoping for in a relationship.

TrionicLettuce Fri 05-Feb-16 17:12:08

I married one. DH is a good 3-4" shorter than me (even when I'm not in heels) and it's not something that has ever bothered either of us.

AmserGwin Fri 05-Feb-16 17:15:59

Thanks for replies, I'm thinking I should maybe go for a date in flats and take it from there. I do like him, but have always gone for taller men

whatawhoppa Fri 05-Feb-16 17:16:59

someone once told me we are all the same size lay down... fuckin' liars. the other halfs feet dangle out the bottom of the bed 😬

WowOoo Fri 05-Feb-16 17:17:30

Yes. No problem!

TwistInMySobriety Fri 05-Feb-16 17:51:45

Yes, absolutely. dH is my height, five four, and he's an absolute gem. More fool the women who overlooked him because of his height. Give him a chance.

cosytoaster Fri 05-Feb-16 17:56:09

There's a real shortage of really nice and good looking on OLD, so yes!

Cel982 Fri 05-Feb-16 17:58:13

Yes, of course. I'm surprised how many people wouldn't, to be honest confused

Olddear Fri 05-Feb-16 18:02:00

No.

WaitingForMe Fri 05-Feb-16 18:02:13

Maybe. My mum and dad were the same height but she never really wore heels, he had a bit of a chip on his shoulder about it. SIL is only a tiny bit shorter than DB but he insists she periodically wears her high heels (that she loves, I hasten to add) as he is not the kind of guy to get insecure about having a hot wife.

I wouldn't date a shorter guy like my dad but think my brother has the right attitude. I'm a fraction taller than my DH in my highest heels and he's proud to be the guy on my arm.

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