Dating advice for short guys
The most common reason women tell me that they want a tall guy is because it makes them feel secure.
For those who responded, I replied that I had increased my height for this article and apologized for misrepresenting myself.Before the change, 16 percent, or five out of 31 women, replied.Of those five, two of the women were clearly just being polite: one response was 17 words and the other 26; neither contained a follow-up question; and neither woman replied to my next message. After the height change, 29 percent, or nine out of 31 women, replied, which is the average response rate given my gender, sexual orientation and ethnicity.And when every other kid on the field piles on the ball, short boys wait for it to pop out and score a goal on the opponent's or our own net. Girls, who are often taller than boys until middle school, also find us cute -- although, since our height-valued culture makes us feel insecure, we pretend not to look when our crush lets us sneak a peek at her underwear.In baseball, pitchers can't come close to our smaller strike zone so our on-base percentage exceeds 1.000. Middle school bullies assume we are brainiacs and threaten to beat us up unless we provide our homework to copy, and then actually beat us up after receiving their unsatisfactory grades.Older girls at school dances bully us by spinning us in the air like helicopters. We play tennis in high school because the soccer scrum and mini strike zone no longer apply.
We become the lucky charm at sporting events which is like an acceptable form of bullying.
The only way short guys survive is by knowing that we live longer and can weave through Costco aisles faster than our taller, wealthier, calmer, happier and more powerful, popular, employable, educated and sexually active counterparts. which we use to barter extra tater tots at school lunch.
Shortness is great when we are four years old and get to hold the plaque in our soccer team photo. Grade school teachers find our smallness endearing and award us extra stickers and desired parts in class plays.
All responses were over 30 words and contained personal questions.
I got dates out of this experiment from two lovely young women who said they didn't value height.
We learn to shoot the basketball well because opponents reject all our layups. Our friends think they can bully us, too, so we learn to punch them really hard.