My best girlfriend is 4ft 11in so I have no problem with small people - she's actually married to a man who is 6ft 3in! I'm now single again and hoping to meet a new partner - and her height won't be the most important consideration, as long as mine isn't the most important for her. I have had friendships with smaller men but it's almost as though I'm their trophy, and something to conquer I was always the shortest in my year and often the last to be picked for sports teams and my parents got so worried about it that they arranged for me to have human growth hormone injections.
Could there be a connection?
I'm aware that short guys often complain that it's hard to find a woman, but I have never felt that way at all. This is a generalisation of course. But all that was a long time ago. I originally listed my height as 5ft 7in and I didn't get many matches - on average, about one a week. Datjng, you wanna step outside, huh?
I was even told I would have problems finding a partner. It obviously makes them feel "big". Yes, women on most dating sites are only looking for tall men, but I've dated women 5'10" and even one that was 6'. I now know it was all about their own insecurities.
But I never felt that I stand out too much. I'm now perfectly happy with my height. My first wife was about the same height as me. It took me a while to get used to it, but I came to regard all the sideways glances and whispered asides as rather complimentary, as everyone obviously thought there must have been something dzting good about me! I have been asked to wear flat shoes and to sit down rather than stand at a bar.
Which is not the case.
The author of a book on the Netherlands, Ben Datin, explains how the Dutch became not only voracious but also very discerning cheese eaters. My 6ft tall ex had a bit of "a thing" for shorter men she probably felt safer with them, having heivhts a difficult relationship with her very tall father and I think she was amused by other people's reaction.
A few years later, I started coxing the UK's heavyweight men's coxed pair, and we won a bronze medal at the World Championships.
I'm happily married to a man who's 6ft. I have always been friends with very tall people - most of my male friends are between cm and cm 5ft 11in and 6ft 3in - and that has made me feel datihg around tall people. There was talk about giving me a hormone injection to make me grow when I was a.
It annoys me when girls avoid short guys daring the plague. Luckily, I managed to avoid the scandal of the CJD "mad eating disease" infections, which were accidentally caused by human growth hormone drugs at exactly the same time - just as I had almost miraculously avoided developing Thalidomide problems before being born my mother was offered the drug during her pregnancy with me, having suffered continuous morning sickness. Romantically I have not had a major problem either.
Dating as a short man: The highs and lows Published duration 1 November Recently Allan Mott wrote about the difficulties of being short. Datibg it doesn't make me hate all women and generalise them. Of course people have mentioned my height from time to time, but I have not been bullied for it. I was lucky in many ways.
A video of a man reacting furiously in a bagel shop where he believes customers are mocking him for being short has sparked a discussion about the importance placed on height when dating. When a male datng attempts to intervene, the man challenges him to a fight.
The video was filmed on Wednesday by a customer who caught the moment the man became visibly upset asking "Why is it OK for women to say oh you're 5 ft on dating sites you should be dead, that's OK? Then, three years heiggts, I ed the coxed four team, which set a new world record before winning the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
The footage shows the man in a Long Island, New York, bagel shop launching into an angry tirade about the responses he gets from women on dating sites because he is short. It has got me where I am over the last 40 years! In my teens, small men would laugh and call me "lurch", ask if the air up there is too thin etc.
I was very slim which made me look taller. It just comes naturally and maybe that is the key, not trying too daying and not feeling that your height is a handicap.
It's heoghts been easy for me to befriend women. The boat club's chief coach was also the chairman of the British Amateur Rowing Association, and he got me to participate in routine National Squad training on the Thames at Hammersmith. The first of Steve Redgrave's five consecutive Olympic golds. I still wear my heels and am proud of my height now but over the years small men have made me feel less of a woman for being tall.
Readers - heighte one taller woman - then replied with some of their own experiences, good and bad.
It knocked my confidence yeights I was shy anyway. My second long-term partner was the six-footer, and my heoghts my second wife was a 5ft 8in rower I met at Molesey Boat Club. I was just the short guy in the class. I've had many, many blunt rejections because of my height - especially with modern internet dating.
But my view is that if my height is a problem, it's her problem, not mine! That short?