Short men and dating

Here's a common one: "I like to wear heels, so if you're under (insert desired height) swipe left." And it's not even just requests for guys who are slightly taller -- in some cases it's pushed to the statistical edges of male height.

Demanding that any suitors be taller than 6'3" is a rather limiting request considering the average male height in the US tops out around 5'10".

“When we made out, he wouldn’t take off his Buffalo high-tops, but I still fancied the pants off of him!

No one here is claiming that guys aren't guilty of being shallow, too.

If anything, men have earned their reputation for being superficial over the course of many generations.

Because truthfully, isn’t the root of this stigma surrounding shorter men rooted in gender conventions that assert that a man is supposed to, well, dominate a woman in both stature and presence?

The idea that women feel more precious—protected, even—tucked under the arm of a hulk of man? Now I certainly understand people have their tastes—my best guy friend, who stands at 6-feet-7, won’t even consider dating a guy below 6 feet, but as Vogue.com’s Fashion News Director Chioma Nnadi stresses, it’s ultimately about a connection.