This thread had a few replies from women saying that they like “scrawny” guys, with the implication that they aren’t threatining. Does the same apply to short men?
I am 6’7" and weigh about 180 lbs, so I think I qualify in the “scrawny” department, but I notice many people (especially women) are shocked/startled/whatever by my height. This is especially noticeable if I come up behind someone or stand up after someone has only seen me sitting.
This happens a lot at parties, and as you may imagine, scaring someone the first time I meet them isn’t exactly the best way to make a good impression. A question to any tall men (or women) reading this: what do you say when someone informs you that “You’re really tall”? Saying “So I hear” or something along those lines kills any conversation immediately. I’ve found that telling them that “The way I see things, everyone else is just really short” is about the only thing that works: it agrees with them and gives a starting point to a conversation.