First, don’t whine or complain about your height around women.
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If you’re a short guy reading this article, then I don’t have to tell you that the odds are stacked against you.
Every short man can tell a story of the obstacles he’s faced in the dating game, from being filtered out of searches online, being told he’s perfect, but not tall enough, to outright hostility from women who think short=inferior.
The studies confirm that dating as a short guy is hard mode.
A streamlined look from top to bottom can help elongate your body, says Mc Goff.
If your pants will stay put, lose the belt—or wear a slim one that’s the same color as your pants. Too much eye contact can scare off women—it’s usually a menacing gesture, says Patti Wood, author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma.
Why does she prefer a Blake Griffin over a Tom Cruise? (Primal attraction works both ways: It’s why you’re an ass man, too.) But don’t fret: Not only are there some major Scientific Advantages of Being Short, but you also can get a leg up with these smart dating tips. The wrong clothing can make you look pint-sized, but the right rags can lengthen your look, says Brock Mc Goff of short-guy style blog The Modest Man.
The first rule: Get your pants hemmed and your sleeves shortened, Mc Goff says.
But remember: The goal is to show your interest—not creep her out. As tempting as it may be, don’t fudge your height in your online dating profile, says Julie Spira, author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.
Think about it: You wouldn’t want her to blatantly lie about her weight, would you?
Here’s where your less imposing stature comes in handy: Wood says shorter guys can get away with addressing women head-on and not intimidate them like taller men would. It’s a subtle change, but it’ll make her more comfortable opening up because that’s how she’s used to bonding, Wood says.