Does size really matter?

I can only really answer in a “yes”

I am 6 foot even, and the girls I am always attracted to are either really short (ex girlfriend/girl of my dreams/never had my heart more broken was 5’2) or really tall (I couldn’t tell ya a size cuz we never dated, but probably 6’4 or so)

It is very annoying to live with someone who’s almost a foot taller and keeps putting essential kitchen things up too high.

So yeah. My new height preference is for a guy my size. Unfortunately I’m married, so unless he shrinks, I’m out of luck.

So guess who’s shrinking? Not him!

With men, height is SO not an issue with me. I’ve crushed on guys who were 5’1’’, 6’5’’ and everywhere in between. I tend to prefer shorter guys, though.

As for girls, I REALLY prefer girls under 5’7’’. I just don’t like tall women most of the time.

I am 6’1" and I would not trade my height for $1,000,000. It has so many advantages both in the social and corporate world that it is ridiculous. However, I would want not want to go beyond 6’3". You start to run into logistical problems past that.

For females, I don’t think it matters much. I think my limits would be 5 feet even to 5’11". I don’t think think I could go for a woman taller or shorter than that. My wife is 5’5" and that seems ideal for me.

I am non-discriminatory when it comes to height, if the guy is a nice guy then who cares?

Which is lucky because my hub is only 5ft 4 on a good day… I find him a very nice, convenient lover, everything’s nicely within reach!:stuck_out_tongue:

If I may be permitted a one post hijack.

I agree on the value you place on height.

Which makes me unable to refrain from asking this really serious question.

If you had the choice, which would you prefer to be:

  1. A 5’ 6" white man
  2. A 6’ 1" black man

If my dating history is to be believed, I have no preference, whatsoever - I’ve dated everything from 5’5" to about 6’6" and liked all of them.

My current SO is 6’2" which is nice because I’m 5’8" or 5’9" depending on the day and I like to wear tall shoes. :slight_smile:

I’m a 5’6" man. My preference is for women 5’2 to my height, and 5’9" and up, with a strong preference for the latter. The in-between I figure just makes me look short. Sure, I look short dating a 5’11" woman, but it’s a huge ego-stroke. I’ve been told by many that, when dating one of the Amazons, they often hear from others something like, “he’s so much shorter than her…he must be amazing in bed!”

That is a damned good question. It would mainly depend on skin tone and getting the good qualities that are associated with being black like dance skills, music, great dress, and being a player. I grew up in a small town that was about 50% black and many of the black guys could do just about anything. If I could have somewhat lighter skin and equivalent looks plus my brains, I think I would for that option seriously. I was practically raised by a black nanny and her family though.

I have two brothers and two stepbrothers. Four of us are over six feet tall and married. The shorter one isn’t and my mother is convinced it is because he is 5’7".

I will be the tall black guy.

I’m just shy of 5’4" and I strongly prefer guys 5’8" to 6’ to guys any taller than that. It might be because my dad’s tall (6’2") but I don’t like guys to tower over me - I don’t like feeling that little.

I don’t know if I’ve begun my old-age shrinking yet, but I maxed out at 5’5" - as I looked back at photos of former boyfriends and included my husband, I found they mainly tended to be 5’9" or 5’10" and non-skinny. I did date a few quite tall guys, up to 6’8" I think, but I always felt like a child next to the really tall ones. Even the guy who was only 5’15" (as he put it) was difficult to dance with, much as I liked him. I also dated a couple who were within an inch or so of my height - I was fine with them.

Still, it seems I’m most comfortable with men only 4 or 5 inches taller.

I’m a bit short (5’2’’) and definitely have a preference for shorter guys. Tall guys can be sexy, but they aren’t very practical. I like to be able to stand in front of someone and look into his eyes without hurting my neck. I like to be able to dance with my face against his. My husband is 5’6’’, short by most standards, but still 4’’ taller than me!

I’m 5’6". As long as she’s comfortable with her height, I don’t care.

I’m 6’3". My wife is 5’10". I’ve dated girls much shorter than her (5’0") and in between. I hate to think I have a preference, but I guess I do. Taller is definitely better.

It feels awkward to be with someone whose head is well below my own shoulder. From a height standpoint, my wife and I just look like we go together.

I’m 5’7, Nashiitashii is 5’9-5’10 depending on her posture. We are getting married this year. It works out fine for us, that’s just more leg to tuck over my shoulders after all. I don’t mind being shorter than her, I don’t define my masculinity by height.

A quote from Chevy Chase from an old SNL routine:

I don’t judge a man by the color of his skin. Rather, I judge him according to the size of his penis.


I’m 5’ 1". I prefer them to at least as tall or taller than me with heels (that would be all of 5’ 3" and up). You’d think it would be hard to find guys shorter than that, right? Yet I’ve danced and been friends with those short guys.

My last FWB was 6’ and slender. Height doesn’t matter when one is cuddling with someone else. :wink:

I admit that I have height issues when it comes to dating women. I’m 5’8 and I simply can’t date a woman who is taller than me even if she is pretty and fun, Just can’t do it. The max height for me is 5’6 allowing for the 2" inch pumps.

I’m 6’2" and have dated guys as short as 5’3". I have a lot of random preferences but height isn’t really one of them. Well, at least where short guys are concerned. I might pause before dating a little guy. Height concerns disappear when we’re horizontal anyway.

Only problem I had with the 5’3" guy is that he loved to dirty dance with me at the nightclubs. Which involves hip grinding. Which involves me bending low enough for our hips to be at equal height. And then bending even lower because his dancing involved him bending his knees. So that put a lot of strain on my knees.

I dated two guys who were taller than me. It was kind of cool, if just for the novelty of kissing up.

I’m 5’11", and while I do prefer short women, I do not discriminate. I would probably feel weird dating a girl taller than me, but I’d probably give it a whirl.