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  • April 12, 2012 10:46 am

    Why Do Guys Like Short Girls

    TSC: So heightism more often applies against the short than against the tall.  But, as heightism is a social prejudice based on gender norms, it can apply to tall people as well.  Here is an article by some random guy which purports to provide reasons for a premise which may be false.  In other words, the author makes a value judgment through his blanket premise (that guys like short girls) which supports the statement that “human height SHOULD convey social privilege”.  In this case, the social privilege applies to short women. 

    To be clear, it is not heightism for guys to prefer short girls or for them to require short girls exclusively.  But it is heightism to assert that short women SHOULD be preferred because of their height. 

    TL:DR - A value judgment exists which says that short women SHOULD hold social privilege.

    This question has been asked so many times in so many places but the exact answer is still unknown. Guys like short girls because they find them pretty and attractive. They don’t really know the exact reason of this attraction and unlike girls; they don’t sit and think about such questions hoping to find a final answer. However, here is a list of the probable reasons that may put an end to this question altogether:

    Guys feel more powerful in the relationship

    Our relationship choices are largely determined by our psychological needs. When a guy towers over his girlfriend, he automatically feels more powerful in the relationship. A guy usually looks at a relationship as a combination of love and constant power struggles so his height makes him feel like a triumphant winner.

    Short women look like they need protection from the world

    There is something about short women that encourages everyone to protect them. Short woman look so cute and adorable all the time and a guy who’s fond of her will want to keep her safe. Even though short women can be very feisty and defensive about themselves, their height makes them look vulnerable which attracts a guy even more.

    It feels nice to hug them

    A lot of guys love the feeling of hugging women who aren’t very tall. I have this friend who’s dating a wonderful woman who would be called short by general standard and he can’t stop talking about how amazing he feels when he hugs her and her head stops right below his chin. And he’s not the only guy who enjoys this experience.

    Guys feel inferior to tall women

    Tall woman are usually very confident but their confidence often has a lot of pride and arrogance mixed in it. Since most men have a huge ego (which they can never compromise on), tall women can make them feel inferior to them in no time so short women are definitely a safer bet when it comes to protecting their ego.

    They don’t know how amazing they are

    Tall woman know that they have it in them and they are aware of their options. However, some short women are unaware of their beauty and charm because they have always been very preoccupied with their height. Innocence and humility can be very attractive in a woman. When someone has both these, why will anyone care about how tall they are?

    Sex is more enjoyable

    Some guys find sex to be a more pleasurable activity with someone who’s shorter than them by a massive degree. Since short women weight less, some men find it easier to experiment with them.

    They are easier to pick and move around

    A great thing about short women is that you can pick them up with ease and take them wherever you want. They are like the little dolls a guy never had but always wished that he did. Whether you talk about a ride to the bedroom or snuggling up on the couch, short women can fit themselves anywhere which actually makes them even more adorable.

    Short women look more proportionate

    Short women tend to look well endowed which attracts every guys attention. A tall woman with a small chest and a well endowed butt may look disproportionate but a short woman with the same vital stats will not. Since the disproportion is less obvious in short women, they are usually more favored by guys.

    They feel more secure in the relationship

    Being with a short woman gives more security to a man. Men in general are very insecure even though they will never accept it so being with someone who is short makes them feel dominating and the fear of losing a girl does not come into play.

    They can take them around like a trophy

    Short girls are petite and very cute. They are like a guy’s arm candy (of course he loves her). Being in a relationship with someone who’s attractive, adorable and completely loyal to them will helps guys to win some brownie points with their friends.

    Short women are more feminine

    This is actually a fact. Short women have more estrogen content in their body which makes them much more feminine than tall women who have more testosterone. I am not saying that tall women aren’t feminine but short women have a higher degree of sensitivity which really attracts men.

    That’s the stereotypical norm

    A very obvious reason for guys to like short women is the traditional societal norm. Most of the guys have always dated women shorter than them so the degree of the difference didn’t really matter.

    As long as a guy likes a girl, their difference in height doesn’t really make that much of a difference.

    1. angieesperanza reblogged this from thesocialcomplex
    2. lillyvoo reblogged this from thesocialcomplex and added:
      Please let this be true, i love really tall guys, but im only 4’11 and 3/4th (cant forget the 3/4th lol)
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    5. exoticleanne reblogged this from thesocialcomplex and added:
      kjensli well they are pretty cute aren’t they?
    6. youareneveralone36 reblogged this from wxlted and added:
      This had bettered be true cos I don’t think you could get much shorter than me :)
    7. wxlted reblogged this from thesocialcomplex and added:
      this gives me hope and somehow makes my day. :)
    8. directioner7tommo reblogged this from thesocialcomplex and added:
      haha yes.
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