The message many women send short men goes something like this: Yeah, sorry, but nothing you could say or do could ever give you a chance with me. For those of you who insist that you’re not attracted to short men, you should, at least, try to have a good reason why you’re not.Men and women both fall prey to the (remarkably persistent) myth that sexual attraction works on auto-pilot, as if we are all preprogrammed to be attracted to the ones who captivate our attention. The type of person you’re attracted to depends largely on your beliefs. My client, Alexis, comes from the most machismo family I can imagine, full of firefighters, Marines, and gobs of Old Spice. In Alexis’ family, she was the only daughter and the men in her family were brawny and tough.The number of ladies on dating sites listing a minimum height requirement for potential matches is stunning.At the outset, I can understand: women are typically shorter than men; and if a man falls way below that variance it’s fairly easy to deduce he may be seen as less attractive to the general population.If you look at the couples around you, you find that most men are taller than their women.This isn’t just a coincidence, nor it is it as simple as taller is better, although the research does show some preference for taller men.
Decades ago, how did people find other people who liked what they liked?This was a far smaller percentage than expected by chance, showing that there is some selective preference for taller men.It is also noted that height is a “masculine” characteristic.no secret that any man who stipulated he was seeking a size 2, minimum 34D on his profile would end up with a steady diet of swipes left, or possibly even hate mail.So how come women do something quite similar with regularity, and no one seems to bat an eye?