So, I'm a lucky gal (I guess) in the sense that I am short-to average height. I have a friend who is nearly 6 foot and when she goes on a date, the guy has to be taller.
Lucky for me, I'm not that picky, as I have only once been on a date with a guy shorter and that was really short, so I don't really care about height-after all, someone is gonna have to help me reach those high places in the kitchen and closets.
perk: I get to wear any shoes I like, from comfy ballet flats, to wedges, platforms and heels. I don't have to get my shoes 'cut' from 4 inches to 3. I don't havta be signed away to flats for life, I can be comfy when I choose and wear whatever heels I like for whatever occasion.
The thing is, I didn't really think anyone cared. Obviously there's this 'stigma' about a guy being taller than a girl. Makes sense, but i know quite a few couples who are either of equal height or the woman is taller (hence the black hat for the male is useful).
Anyhoo, the last I heard of this issue was a few weeks back, when my friend went out with this guy. She came back concerned that they were the same height (never mind the fact that she wears 4 inch heels...) but everything else about the date was ok. When she was finally convinced to let the height issue go (and after retail therapy and a brand new pair of 3 inch stilettos for the next date), the guy said no to her because of the height.
I didn't think this was ever an issue for guys, but I guess, being the same height as a girl is what? somewhat taking away from his masculinity?
I mean I can't be surprised, I know of a few guys who didn't even want to go out with me because they heard I wasn't 'tall enough' to their liking. Then again, I just thought it was another excuse, as I did go out with tall guys before.
so, my question for YOU guys, my fellow readers is: is height just an excuse or is it really an issue for men?