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Do Guys Like Short Girls? The Verdict is In on Guys’ Preferences

Have you ever wondered whether or not guys like short girls? Although different people might have different opinions, the vast majority of men agree. Read on to find out what men really think about the matter.

Do Guys Like Short Girls or Is It a Myth?

The truth is that a lot of people are asking "do guys like short girls". The answer is "yes" most of the times, but the reason is still unknown. As a matter of fact, men themselves don't even know why they like short women. Maybe it is because all things are pretty and cute if they are small (who doesn't like a puppy, right?). Although there is no one specific reason, there are numerous possibilities for answers. However, if you ask someone what men like in a girl, most probably it won't have anything to do with their height (which might be a good thing for you).

guy kissing short girl

Why men like short girls

1. Makes men feel manly

It is in men's genes that they need to take care of their partner and they find it easier to do so if the woman is shorter. Maybe guys like short girls because they feel like it is easier to take care of them and they have less to worry about.

2. Short girls need to be protected

In the modern era there are a lot of women saying that they don't need a man to protect them. However, the shorter girls might find themselves pushed around by others, so they do need someone on their side. It feels good for men for someone to need them.

3. Hugging is divine

Have you ever tried hugging a person taller than you? Most probably you did, but still, doesn't it feel better to hug a shorter person? It does for men and this is why some of them prefer short girls. Nonetheless, hugging won't be the primary criteria when looking for a new partner.

4. They are easier to pick up

Men just love carrying their girlfriends, which is a lot easier if they don't weigh 200 pounds (not that taller women would be heavy). If their girlfriend is short and relatively light, men can pick them up anytime they like, so it will be just like having their own doll to play with.

5. Guys are intimidated by taller girls

Since men feel manlier around short girls that they can protect, their manliness might be threatened by taller girls who can take care of themselves and who don't need protection. As a result men might be somewhat intimidated by tall women, even though they would never admit it.

6. Short women are proportionate

Short women may seem more proportionate than taller women simply because the proportions are different. Men don't really care about actual size; they only care about what they can see; if they see something they like, nothing else matters.

7. It is the norm

You may know that society considers it normal for a man to date women shorter than him. Although you may not agree with this norm, it is what most men have seen from their father, grandfather, and great-grandfather so they will do the same.

Do Guys like Short Girls? Do You Have Any Chance with a Guy Taller That You? The Question Has Been Settled

What do you think, do guys like short girls? Do they have any reason not to like them? If you are petite, you should know that there is some good news for you.

1. Makes men feel manly — men need to feel powerful

couple standing

In the moment you choose a partner for yourself, you should know that your decision is governed by psychological needs. You will choose a partner who will satisfy these needs, even though you may not be consciously aware of them. Men might be looking for short girls because in the moment they tower over them, they instantly feel more powerful. Although they might be thinking about love, men usually see a relationship as a constant battle for power. They feel like their height offers them some advantage in the situation. Nonetheless, this should never become a source of conflict in the couple.

2. Short girls need to be protected — or do they?

man holding umbrella over woman with umbrella

For some reason people feel like they need to protect short women even though there might be no imminent danger. This is especially the case of tall guys. Short women always look adorable and cute so men simply can't resist taking care of them. Shorter women always think that the tall ones are luckier than them, but it might be the other way around. No matter how cute a short girl might be, remember that she can also be dangerous and feisty. Nonetheless, men won't resist trying to protect her. This might be cute for a while, but at one point it gets old and women might get fed up.

3. Hugging is divine — although you might think it's not that important

man and woman hugging around trees

As silly as this might sound, a lot of men claim that it feels nicer to hug a woman shorter than them than hugging a tall woman. Maybe this is why petite women are hugged more often than their taller counterparts. Men claim that there is a special feeling when they hug a woman and their head is just below their chin. Actually, this is an experience that most guys enjoy, so if you constantly get hugged by guys, you should know that it's not necessarily you — it's them. You are just as normal as any other person — it's men who have something with short girls.

4. They are easier to pick up — weight has a lot to do with height

man giving woman piggy back ride

The truth is that men like women who let them do whatever they want with them. This is true from a physical point of view as well. You may have noticed that small women are often picked up and carried around. Short females are just like the dolls men never had (although they always wanted one). It is good to know that short women seem to be able to fit just anywhere, which only makes them even more adorable. You shouldn't be offended if your boyfriend likes to carry you around; it's not because he thinks you can't do it on your own — it's simply because he enjoys it and so should you.

5. Guys are intimidated by taller girls — it has something to do with their manliness

man walking next to tall woman

In many cases men prefer dating shorter women because the taller women are usually more confident and more self-reliant, which also makes them a bit arrogant and proud. This is somewhat offensive for men, who are known to have a large ego that they simply can't get over. This huge ego of theirs needs to be protected and since tall women represent a threat, men often opt for the safer bet and they choose shorter women as their partners. However, this doesn't mean that shorter women can't take care of themselves or are in any way inferior to tall women — it's just the way men see relationships.

6. Short women are proportionate — or they seem more proportionate

woman standing by blue and white fence

Even though a short woman and tall women may have about the same relative size or the same disproportions, shorter women will always look better. For instance, if a woman has a small chest and larger buttocks, the disproportions won't be as noticeable if they were short than if they were tall. This is why it is common for you to see short girl and tall guy being together. Naturally men care about other things as well, not just physical looks, but let's face it: a girl has to be pleasing to the eye in order to attract the attention of men. As a result, tall women have to work harder to maintain the attention of men.

7. It is the norm — and it is considered to be normal

Short woman looking up to tall man

Traditionally women have always been shorter than their partner and so it is normal for today's society to see a tall guy with short girl and not the other way around. If there is a tall woman walking with a man shorter than her, people will give them "the look". Nobody wants to feel strange or marginalized because of the person they are with, so men prefer to have someone shorter than them. This isn't something they choose consciously, "it just happens". You may have heard people wonder what people would think if they girlfriend was taller than them.

There is no definite answer to what is short for a woman. Most people would say that short means smaller than the average, but what does average mean? As a matter of fact, average means something different for all geographic regions.

By Abie Giles

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