This might surprise you, but I didn’t find out until recently that most women do not feel the same way as me when it comes to loving vertically challenged men. When most women find out about my preference for smooching shorties, it’s usually met with crinkled noses and “I could never” or “gross” or the occasional “oh, hell no!” I smile and say, “Great! That leaves more short guys for me.” And they look at me like I just recited one of Hitler’s speeches in German. Keep reading »
I’ve only dated a few men that are shorter than me. And when I say “a few” I mean one. Maybe two if I really dig—deep into the Dead Sea perhaps. I have definitely dated a lot of guys that are within an inch or two of my own height.
Being in a relationship with a shorter man does not bother me one bit. In fact, I think there should be more couples with shorter men and taller women. But if I have no problem at all, why do I usually find myself with those 6’2” fellows? Keep reading »
Short guys got the, um, short end of the stick. They have trouble getting girls. They make less money (an extra inch is equal to an additional $30,000 salary). And they can’t find clothes that fit. Men who are on the shorter side don’t find their sizes at department stores and retailers — there’s no size “petit” (that’s the masculine of petite). Their basic options: to shop in the kids department, which is cheaper, but demoralizing, or to get bigger clothes tailored, which can result in odd proportions. There is another choice they can make, though: to suck up the fact that they are vertically challenged and shop at stores made for short men. It’s true, there aren’t many, but The Wall Street Journal featured one this week. It’s called “Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under” and sizes start at 34 extra-short. While it’s wonderful that there’s a place that sells clothes that fit the one in three men in this country who are under 5’8″, wouldn’t it suck to have to answer the question, “Where did you get that handsome suit?” For women, I imagine an equivalently named store would be “Sandra’s For Women Whose Bra Size Is 34AA and Smaller.” Keep reading »