When we think about our ideal mate, at least for women, an outdated description is…tall, dark and handsome. Why do we believe that? Why would we even say that? Lately,I have developed an appreciation for fabulous, handsome short men. What’s a short man? Well, it actually depends on how tall YOU are! I am very lucky because I am five feet one inch tall. That means that if a man is 5’2 or taller, it works for me. I understand and sympathize with ladies who are taller than I am. It is kind of limiting if you are five foot ten and are looking at the top of a man’s head. But if you are five ten and he is five nine, just wear flats.
If you think about it, there are a lot of great short men out there that you may be letting slip by. Considering we still are suffering from a man shortage, a wise woman should not be eliminating any viable candidates. So what if they don’t meet that old standard. Six feet is not a mark of intelligence, sexiness or success. In fact there are gorgeous, smart, available short men everywhere you look. You can still look up at them. You can hold their hands. You can wear high heels. I wear my highest heels and don’t give a second thought about whether or not the man I am talking to meets that six foot mark. There are some great pluses to dating short men. One of them is that you can rest your head easily on their shoulder. I love that. I dated a guy in college who was 5’4 and we shared our jeans. Now that may not be appropriate for people our age but if you like his new Polo tee shirt..hey, he’ll never miss it.
Short guys like all the things about us that tall guys like. So if you are looking for a leg man, a boob man or a man who likes redheads, your options are open. Sometimes they feel they have to compensate for what they lack in height and have overachieved in another area. A lot of your famous actors are short…lets see…Mel Gibson (before he freaked out), George Stephanopolus (on GMA), Robin Williams, even Colin Farrell. So just in that sentence you have covered a sense of humor, intelligent discussions and sexy. What more could a woman want?
There are so many good men who are being overlooked for being vertically challenged. It’s just silly. Lower you sight line. It hurts to keep looking up at a tall giraffe of a man all the time. I am not saying eliminate tall men but broaden your vision. Make sure that when you are looking for a man you are letting your eyes roam across all points of latitude and longitude. Let’s hear it for short men! They’re here, they’re near….so grab one and commence dating!