I Like Being a Short Man

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I’m a 57 year-old man of 5’5”, and I like being a short man.  I’m more comfortable in airplanes than tall people, I can weave through crowds easily, and I can surprise people by being a polite person.  I’m educated, have a good job, and I got the girl. 

It’s true that being a short man has disadvantages, but so is being black or Hispanic.  A black man who dwells on his disadvantages in life, which are very real, will never get ahead in life.  Successful black men know this.  Likewise, it’s a terrible idea to dwell on the disadvantages of being a short man.  The best revenge is living well, so study short, successful men to learn how to succeed. 

My question to my fellow short men is if they have the other attributes women find appealing in a man.  You can easily find these on the Web.  Do you have confidence?  No one is his/her right mind wants to be with a partner who doesn’t have confidence.  I find a women with confidence to be much more attractive than a woman who lacks it. 

Are you educated in a field that pays well?  If not, get yourself to college.  Remember that people with much less intelligence than you are getting college degrees – seriously.  Look up online to see which jobs pay well.  Avoid majoring in history, philosophy, the arts, or anything else that doesn’t lead to a good job.  A woman wants to be married to a good provider.  If you don’t understand and accept this, height isn’t your problem.

How about the way you dress?  I’ve seen videos of American men trying to get brides in Russia.  No wonder they have to go overseas to find a wife – they don’t know how to dress.  The way you dress reflects on the woman.

My bottom line is that we need to make sure factors other than height aren’t tripping us.

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Originally posted by littlemarcus

I’m a 57 year-old man of 5’5”, and I like being a short man.  I’m more comfortable in airplanes than tall people, I can weave through crowds easily, and I can surprise people by being a polite person.  I’m educated, have a good job, and I got the girl. 

It’s true that being a short man has disadvantages, but so is being black or Hispanic.  A black man who dwells on his disadvantages in life, which are very real, will never get ahead in life.  Successful black men know this.  Likewise, it’s a terrible idea to dwell on the disadvantages of being a short man.  The best revenge is living well, so study short, successful men to learn how to succeed. 

My question to my fellow short men is if they have the other attributes women find appealing in a man.  You can easily find these on the Web.  Do you have confidence?  No one is his/her right mind wants to be with a partner who doesn’t have confidence.  I find a women with confidence to be much more attractive than a woman who lacks it. 

Are you educated in a field that pays well?  If not, get yourself to college.  Remember that people with much less intelligence than you are getting college degrees – seriously.  Look up online to see which jobs pay well.  Avoid majoring in history, philosophy, the arts, or anything else that doesn’t lead to a good job.  A woman wants to be married to a good provider.  If you don’t understand and accept this, height isn’t your problem.

How about the way you dress?  I’ve seen videos of American men trying to get brides in Russia.  No wonder they have to go overseas to find a wife – they don’t know how to dress.  The way you dress reflects on the woman.

My bottom line is that we need to make sure factors other than height aren’t tripping us.

Nicely said. Welcome to the forum Marcus. Have you noticed any difference in the way society views short men now versus say when you were in your 20s and 30s?

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joshbaskins:

From what I've seen, I think the dating scene is tougher now for short men.  Women are using height as a qualifier on dating sites.  On those, short guys have trouble getting a chance.  My son has had issues with them.  There are exceptions.  My daughter's fiancé is short, and they met on a dating site.  Of course, my daughter isn't a bigot.  I've also read that speed dating isn't very good for short men.  I starting dating the woman who is now my wife in 1977.  I never felt self-conscious about my height at that time, even though she comes from a family of big men.  My future father-in-law liked me because I was getting a college degree and could hold my own in a conversation.  Lori Gottlieb's book "Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough" is a good source for understanding the unrealistic standards today's young women have for men. 

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I'm 5'6" without shoes, with shoes I'm about 5'8", my height never bothered me.  I actually prefer to be short, because I see how tall men walk, in such a slow, lumbering plodding way, they look like they're always in pain just by walking.  Also, tall men have really bad back, heart and circulation issues, worse than short men.  At this point in life (I'm 32), I don't care what others think of me or my height, it doesn't bother me anymore.

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It don't bother me also , funny though at the store where I work most of our customers treat me like a kid , though I am 53.

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yeah, same here and im 53 as well

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Originally posted by littlemarcus

I’m a 57 year-old man of 5’5”, and I like being a short man.  I’m more comfortable in airplanes than tall people, I can weave through crowds easily, and I can surprise people by being a polite person.  I’m educated, have a good job, and I got the girl. 

It’s true that being a short man has disadvantages, but so is being black or Hispanic.  A black man who dwells on his disadvantages in life, which are very real, will never get ahead in life.  Successful black men know this.  Likewise, it’s a terrible idea to dwell on the disadvantages of being a short man.  The best revenge is living well, so study short, successful men to learn how to succeed. 

My question to my fellow short men is if they have the other attributes women find appealing in a man.  You can easily find these on the Web.  Do you have confidence?  No one is his/her right mind wants to be with a partner who doesn’t have confidence.  I find a women with confidence to be much more attractive than a woman who lacks it. 

Are you educated in a field that pays well?  If not, get yourself to college.  Remember that people with much less intelligence than you are getting college degrees – seriously.  Look up online to see which jobs pay well.  Avoid majoring in history, philosophy, the arts, or anything else that doesn’t lead to a good job.  A woman wants to be married to a good provider.  If you don’t understand and accept this, height isn’t your problem.

How about the way you dress?  I’ve seen videos of American men trying to get brides in Russia.  No wonder they have to go overseas to find a wife – they don’t know how to dress.  The way you dress reflects on the woman.

My bottom line is that we need to make sure factors other than height aren’t tripping us.

Have you ever been married and do you have kids? How would you compare how height bias is today to when you were young? If you're in your 50s now, then you were in your Prime in the 1980s right?

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yeah you're right, 1980s was my prime I guess, well I guess 1980s ands 1990s too really.

Never got married though yeah, that would definitely have been a another obstacle I reckon.

btw my em                    

 

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Hi Peterwav! Welcome to the forum! I blocked out the email address you left in your post. It is best to ask someone to Private Message you here instead as leaving your email can elicit SPAM. 

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Oh ??

 

 

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