Unless you’re in the top 10% of men, dating will always be difficult. However spare a thought for shorter men – dating is not only difficult, its almost impossible. This is due to the picky, self entitled nature of most modern women today. Recently, news.com.au published a great article on the double standards of height vs weight. Surprisingly, the article puts the blame on women for this double standard.
A man’s height, closely followed by wealth, are the two most desirable traits to women. The first thing women will notice about a man is his height. If you’re under 175cm (5ft 9in for the Americans) then most women will immediately consider it a deal breaker. According to a survey conducted by the University of North Texas, close to 50% of women said they would only date taller men. I personally think 50% is a little modest, as many women probably lied on the survey.
Sadly, it is still socially acceptable for a woman to discriminate based on a man’s height. Most women will openly declare their requirement for a man’s height without a second thought. If you’re a man, you’ve probably seen several online dating profiles where women state “If you’re under 6ft then don’t bother contacting me”. If height is not specified on a man’s profile, one of the first questions a woman will ask is “how tall are you?”, then often followed by “so what do you do for work?”. The last question often translates to “so how much money do you earn?”.
Why is height such an important factor for women? Even if all the other boxes are ticked, most women would rather be single than date a shorter man. Take this example of a self entitled woman, intereviewed in the news.com.au article:
“Similarly, Mary, 33, at 5ft 8in (1.72m), wears her highest heels on a date as a height litmus test, to catch out liars. “Guys delude themselves and add a couple of extra inches. It’s so annoying when you like them but they’re too short,” she says.
What if you fell in love with a dude who’s shorter, I ask? “It won’t happen. I’d rather be single,” she replies. “I’ve spent too much money on my heel collection to wear flats for life.”
Wow, just wow. I don’t have any other words for this. Is it any surprise that more men are giving up on dating and joining the MGTOW movement?
The double standard
So we’ve seen its socially acceptable for a woman to discriminate on a man’s height. But what if a man has a preference of a woman being a certain weight or clothes size? There would be moral outrage and he would be criticised for being shallow, among other things. Take a look at the tinder conversation below. A woman asks a man how tall he is, but he’s quick to point out the double standard by asking her how much she weighs.
Why does this double standard exist? The answer is feminism. Feminists have ensured that no-one dares to “body shame” women or make judgement on their appearance. On the other hand, women are free to judge a man however they wish. Not only are women allowed to have a preference on height, they are also allowed to have a preference on penis size. Imagine if a man had a preference for breast size or the tightness of a vagina? He would be torn to shreds by feminists.
Short men have it much worse than overweight women. An overweight woman can always lose weight from diet and exercise, but a short man can never choose to grow taller. Thus it should be even more socially unacceptable to judge a man on his height, than it is to judge a woman on her weight.
It’s time to end this double standard by giving these superficial women a taste of their own medicine. Next time a woman asks how tall you are, be sure to ask her back how much she weighs.